The Groningen Declaration is the declaration of intent signed on 16 April 2012 in Groningen, the Netherlands, at the closure of the Global Founding Seminar “Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide”. Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide, or “The Groningen Declaration” as the initiative has come to be known, aims to bring about mobility. In e-identity systems and in the education sector (enrollment and admissions; student loans; and institutional funding systems) there are existing common data infrastructures which may logically lead to a number of developments. These make personal educational results securely available to students and skilled workers themselves, and for the duration of their academic and professional careers. The text of the Groningen Declaration can be found below, further images of participant signatures can be found in our media archive.