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This year, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology played host to the 2019 EUNIS Congress. The EUF and the Cnous travelled to Trondheim to present MyAcademicID and collect feedback from the audience, which gathered more than 400 attendees from Europe and beyond.

The 2019 Congress of European University Information Systems (EUNIS) took place on 4-7 June in Trondheim, Norway.

On June 4th, a special session on student mobility was organised as part of the pre-congress workshop. The aim was to discuss the progress made and the challenges to beat by bringing together several digital initiatives in the field of higher education.

In the morning, a representative from the European Commission opened the workshop by presenting the opportunities and expectations set by the European Student Card Initiative, an ambitious effort that aims to digitise student mobility procedures for the next Erasmus programme, facilitate the electronic exchange of student information between higher education institutions, implement a unique eID for higher education students, and establish a common European visual identity on physical and virtual student cards to strengthen the student status.

The intervention was followed by more detailed presentations of the projects that make up the ESC initiative, including Erasmus Without Paper, the Open Source University Alliance, the European Student Card Project and MyAcademicID.

Other projects such as OpenU, EMREX, ESMO and SEAL also joined the stage to present the latest state of play in their deployment efforts and debate the opportunities and obstacles of digitalisation in the higher education world.

MyAID was presented in more detail throughout the congress, raising the interest of the European IT community and ploughing the field for future collaboration and engagement.

The 2020 EUNIS congress will take place in Helsinki, Finland.