European Campus Card Association Conference 2017

The European Campus Card Association Conference was held in Birmingham, UK, from May 21st to 23rd last. This conference, which was attended by over 60 delegates from 12 countries, was an outstanding success. Presentations and workshops were presented by expert speakers from across the world, in particular Europe and the US, covering a wide range of issues relating to campus cards and more. The conclusions and incidences of the conference can be found on our website. 

The success of the conference, which was clearly visible to all who attended, certainly proved a motivating factor for the use of campus cards and their role in the delivery of efficient and quality services for colleges and universities. It really demonstrated to all what a campus card system is capable of providing and delivering now and in the future. It was also obvious to all that there are challenges ahead, however as an association we can help and support each other to overcome obstacles. Providing networking opportunities is one of the main aims of ECCA. 

The conference exhibition area also attracted a number of leading card companies and technology developers, providing an insight into the current and future technology hardware and software systems. 

The European Campus Card Association continues to become a stronger association each year and this was particularly evident at this year’s conference. Next year’s conference will be hosted by the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.

For further information on the European Campus Card Association or the annual conference you can visit the ECCA website at or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ECCA 2018 Conference:Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research is a Dutch public university in WageningenNetherlands. There are 6,500 staff and 10,000 students from over one hundred countries.

It’s mission is “ To explore the potential of nature to Improve the Quality of Life” 

Wageningen UR trains specialists (BSc, MSc and PhD) in life and social sciences and focuses its research on scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources. In the field of life sciences, agricultural, and environmentalscience, the university is considered world-class. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings it is the best university in the Netherlands and No. 1 worldwide, in agriculture and forestry for 2016 on the QS World University Rankings charts.

The strength of Wageningen University and Research lies in the combination of specialized research institutes and the university  in cooperation from various natural, technological and social disciplines. This enables scientific breakthroughs quickly be put into practice and education, which is the Wageningen Approach.

Wageningen Town

Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland along the Rhine river. It is famous for the Wageningen University & Research, which specialises in life sciences. The municipality has a population of 37,434 in 2017, of which many thousands are students from over 150 countries.

Wageningen was the site of the formal surrender of the Germans to the Allies in the Netherlands on May 5th, 1945, a day that is a public holiday in the Netherlands. Wageningen hosts a military veterans parade and this is followed by a great party in the town.

Wageningen lies close to the right bank of the branch of the Rhine estuary known in the Netherlands as the Nederrijn. Excavations date a settlement at this site back to the Stone Age. The hills to the east of the town provided protection for a Bronze Age tribe from flooding of the Rhine and from enemies and the earliest record of the name (in 838AD) is from the same hilly area. The town has had a chequered history, being occupied or destroyed on several occasions. Also, in 1421 the Rhine changed course, moving further south and, in the process, having a detrimental effect on Wageningen's trade. In the 17th Century the town started tobacco cultivation and there were several cigar manufacturers. The floodplain of the Rhine to the south also had several brick factories, one of which can still be seen.

In 1876 the Dutch government decided to build the first agricultural school in Wageningen on the grounds that it was in the heart of the country and was surrounded by a wide variety of soils. Since then the town has boomed and Wageningen University is now a world-renowned Life Sciences university. Wageningen also has an important inland port.

The story goes that Wageningen was given the choice of getting a university or a train station. It chose the university, and still doesn't have a station. There is a station called Ede-Wageningen but it is close to Ede and 8km from Wageningen. The Ede-Wageningen station is about an hour from Amsterdam or from Schiphol airport and trains go approx every half hour. 




Bravida Fire & Security, Sweden - Handle visitors in your access control system

Release work load in your reception areas by using Bravida Check In and a self-service kiosk.

Your staff can focus on service to students instead of handling visitors, consultants or contractors trying to get hold of their host. Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute are the first Universities out in the Nordics to order Check In.

  • Check In enables fast registration
  • Visitors check in using barcode and mobile phone
  • Connect Check In to your Microsoft Exchange and make your pre-bookings easier
  • Use our kiosks or POS systems even to handle security forms for visitors to fill in when they register
  • Connect Check In with IO to speed-gates, doors and elevators
  • Use the visitor badge to open with IO in areas like cafeterias, libraries or conference centers, this way you can handle visitors without student cards.
  • Check In uses IP telephony to contact the host and a quality call is made from Check In to the hosts phone and when you answer a voice tells you who is visiting
  • Confirm or chose to talk to the visitor by pressing one or two on your phone
  • Provide service in your reception 24/7
  • Handle groups or individuals with self service
  • Handle cards, alarms, access control and visitor management in one web based system.


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What You Need To Know Regarding: Campus Card Migrations to Contactless Cards & Mobile Credentials

The topic of campus migrations, contactless cards and mobile credentials can seem overwhelming and offers unique challenges for a University infrastructure.  There seems to be so many opinions and options that no one wants to be the one to make a technology decision just to find out in the next few years that decision has already been rendered obsolete.  When contemplating a campus migration from magnetic stripes or proximity “125 kHz Prox” cards to an advanced technology contactless card or mobile credential, there are many things that must be taken into consideration including security, convenience and scalability.

The following are a few topics to keep in mind when starting this kind of project.


Inepro payment system gives UCLL student control

After a recent merger, a new payment system for all multi-functional printers, vending machines and cash registers was the first major project of the University College Leuven Limburg (UCLL). Teacher Luc Coenegracht, previously involved with the print and copy side of things, took the lead in this challenging project. “When it became known that we were going to merge, I argued the case for one joint payment system that all staff members and students could use to pay on all campuses. A plethora of different payment systems and payment cards could be avoided by implementing one integrated solution.”

For Bram Mostmans, account manager at Inepro, it was a pleasant and challenging task. “We have had to make a major effort to make it all work. We encountered three different types of multi-functional printers that our payment system needed to be connected to. In addition, UCLL had requested a few back-up solutions. But the collaboration with the UCLL has always been excellent. We managed to complete the job together.” 

About Us

The mission of the association is to assist the institutions of higher education in the Member States of the European Union and other European Countries to implement and operate campus card programmes by facilitating information exchange, by developing European standards where appropriate and by acting as a forum for interaction between the institutions and other agencies with an interest in campus card applications in Higher Education.


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