EDSSI

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What is EDSSI?

EDSSI stands for European Digital Student Service Infrastructure.
The infrastructure – currently under development – will allow European higher education
institutions and student service providers to exchange Erasmus+ student data in a reliable
way and enable secure access to student mobility electronic services and tools.

Europe’s flagship mobility programme Erasmus+ offers truly unique and life-changing opportunities to hundreds of thousands of Europeans but comes with its own red tape and administrative burden.

Back in 2014, this realisation pushed an ambitious group of higher education and IT professionals to address this challenge and close the gap between the traditional paper-based Erasmus+ management processes and the opportunities brought by ICTs and the digital economy.

In time, the idea blossomed among like-minded higher education colleagues and gained the support of the European Commission. Now funded under the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility programme, EDSSI can achieve its ambition and deliver a core infrastructure that will benefit student service providers, higher education institutions and, most importantly, students.

Making Erasmus paperless and improving the quality of student mobility across Europe is now a shared and reachable desire. Many European projects contribute to this endeavour and EDSSI provides the missing link to connect all building blocks.

Go to EDSSI building blocks

The project partners

A journey towards the future.

October 2020

Kick-off Meeting

October 2020

December 2020

Launch of EDSSI website

December 2020

December 2020

Finalisation of specifications for updating IIA and OLA APIs

December 2020

December 2020

First technical stakeholders meeting

December 2020

January 2021

ESCI working group meeting

(EWP testing)

January 2021

January 2021

Start of Helpdesk services

January 2021

February 2021

First Advisory Board meeting

February 2021

February 2021

ESCI working group meeting

(testing the new OLA)

February 2021

April 2021

ESCI working group meeting

(implementation plans for IIA & LA for “transitional year” 2021/2022)

April 2021

May 2021

Updating the Knowledge Base

May 2021

May 2021

Finalisation of framework for EDSSI trainings

May 2021

May 2021

Second technical stakeholders meeting

May 2021

July 2021

Finalisation of the Identity Providers (IdP) of last resort solution tool

ESC-platform is linked to eduGAIN

Updated academic attributes in eduGAIN

Guidelines for NRENs on how to deploy a national authentication proxy

July 2021

July 2021

Onboarding document for new EDSSI Helpdesk personnel

July 2021

August 2022

Launch Conference with the HE/eIDAS community

August 2022

More events will come!