Digital implementation of Erasmus+ mobility projects in higher education – introducing the European Student Card Initiative
The European Student Card (ESC) is an initiative that aims to digitize and simplify administrative processes at higher education institutions (HEIs), and which are related to the implementation of Erasmus + mobility projects in higher education. This initiative will provide students with the opportunity to identify and register electronically at higher education institutions in Europe before, during and after mobility, eliminating the need to complete registration procedures by visiting the premises of the institution and removing administrative barriers for both students and for higher education institutions easily and securely.
By participating in this initiative, higher education institutions will gain significant opportunities that will greatly facilitate their work on the administration of Erasmus+ mobility projects in higher education.
While the ESC initiative presents a great opportunity for HEIs and their international relations offices to ease the administrative burden, it is also an institutional challenge, as it demands a reorientation from paper-based to a digital approach regarding the management of Erasmus+ mobilities. International relations officers need support in adapting their institutional practices to the needs of the ESC initiative. The first step in achieving this objective is to bring the ESC initiative closer to them, by explaining its significance and providing more detail on its content.
Our online Training and Cooperation Activity (TCA) is envisaged as a way of bringing the HEIs closer to the ESC initiative, presenting them with its specificities, but also providing a good practice example that can instruct the event participants on the best way to implement the ESC initiative on an institutional level.
The event participants will be able to discern between the ESC initiative and its constitutive parts – Erasmus Without Paper (and especially the Erasmus Dashboard), Online Learning Agreement (OLA), the European Student Identifier (MyAcademicID) and the Erasmus+ App.
They should also learn about the benefits, but also the obligations brought upon by the ESC initiative, from an administrative perspective.
Finally, the event participants will learn how the implementation of the ESC initiative looks from an institutional standpoint, but equally important, how they should administer Erasmus+ mobilities via the Erasmus Dashboard
Partners and participants
The event is oriented towards representatives of higher education institutions (HEIs), holders of Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), dealing with the Erasmus+ mobility projects and international cooperation in general.
We welcome members of HEIs’ international relations offices, but also members of the HEI management, tasked with duties related to the international cooperation and the Erasmus+ programme
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