The fourth and last national event of the one MyAcademicID Workshop Week, organized by the Italian core partners EDUCatt and Fondazione ENDISU, took place on October 23rd as an online webinar in Italy, and was followed by over 45 stakeholders of the HE area. The participants came mainly from IROs and IT Departments.

The workshop presented the project progress in enabling students to authenticate at a transnational level using either their student credentials from their home institution, or their citizen credentials from their eIDAS node operator. Furthermore, as well as it’s another central topic was the project overall contribution to simplifying administrative procedures and bureaucracy for students through the implementation of by implementing a single student eID – the European Student Identifier.

The first speaker, Jeroen Van Lent from the European University Foundation, presented an introduction to the project, focusing on current and future use cases, and highlighting the call to action for those HEIs interested in joining in.

The second speaker, Claudia Peritore from INDIRE, gave a high-level overview of the policy context, highlighting the the increasing importance that the European Student Card Initiative is gaining in the EU Commission Agenda.

During the panel discussion, the speakers Pietro Rossi from EDUCatt, Giovanni Prina from NABA and Licia Florio from GÉANT, discussed how a European Student Identifier would benefit the HE Area, meaning both for service providers and students.

Click to the links below to reach the workshop materials and watch the webinar recording (in English and Italian!):

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