eID Forum and the European Campus Card Association announce their mutual support and cooperation in networking platforms and knowledge sharing.
ECCA’s (European Campus Card Association) mission is to assist educational institutions in the Member States of the European Union and other European Countries to implement secure ID Credentials that will facilitate the operation of campus card programmes and enable information exchange between institutions. This mission will be achieved by developing European standards where appropriate and by acting as a forum for interaction, networking, and developing partnerships between the institutions and the campus card transaction industry.
"ECCA is pleased to have established a partnership with the eID Forum and were delighted to have their representatives attend and present at our annual conference in Linz in Austria. The aims and objectives of both organisations complement each other’s work, particularly in the area of trusted identification and authentication of European citizens. The collaboration between both organisations will play an essential role in the further development of eID, and we look forward to participating in their annual conference in Tallinn."
Eugene McKenna, ECCA Co-Founder, Ireland
Aims of ECCA:
To provide a networking platform for members to develop partnerships, exchange information and enable problem-solving through research and development of secure identification credentials and campus card transaction technologies.
To promote trans-national cooperation between the institutions to advance research and development of standards to achieve interoperable and cost-effective systems.
To initiate, coordinate and support research projects that promote the development of new technologies in campus ID credentials and card transaction systems.
To achieve cooperation in the field of education by establishing close links with other organisations and industries that have similar objectives.