Studying Abroad pilot – demonstration and lessons learnt

The Studying Abroad pilot has implemented and validated three cross-border SDG procedures that facilitate student mobility within the EU: applying to public higher education, applying for study grants, and diploma recognition. The procedures are based on the once-only principle, the use of electronic identities, the use of trusted sources of electronic evidence, and the system for the exchange of evidence between competent authorities. Other approaches, such as the use of digital wallets, have also been piloted. We will present lessons learnt from the piloting and highlight the benefits for various stakeholders, e.g. students, universities and public authorities.

Tomaž Klobučar
  • Jožef Stefan Institute

Tomaž Klobučar is Head of the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science and informatics from the University of Ljubljana and has more than 25 years of experience in research, development and project management in the fields of information security and digital services. In DE4A, he leads the Studying Abroad pilot activities.