MyAcademicID aims at developing a European Student eID scheme for Higher Education. This will allow students to easily identify and authenticate to access electronic student services through a single sign-on.
This eID scheme will be the result of the integration of eIDAS, eduGAIN and the European Student Identifier. The establishment of bridges between existing identification and authentication federations and the eIDAS interoperability framework will result in a faster roll-out of the services and the definition of new use cases.
Moreover, four e-services will integrate the resulting European Student eID scheme to test its functioning: the Online Learning Agreement, the Erasmus Dashboard, the Erasmus+ Mobile App and the PhD Hub Platform. Additionally, the Portuguese national student ID (Estudante ID) will be made interoperable with the European Student eID, showcasing how national identity providers can join this digital scheme. Future integration with Erasmus Without Paper is also foreseen.
The scalability of the project and the potential for integration of the European Student eID with a myriad of other student services not only pave the way for seamless student mobility and a stronger, reinforced European student status throughout Europe, but make MyAcademicID a key component of the European Student Card Initiative spearheaded by the European Commission.