CPACE is a Generic and Open Card & Mobile Payment application specification created by ECPC, a new Technical Cooperation group composed of the leading European Card Schemes.

It is freely available for use by any card scheme transaction and provides independence for card issuers and schemes from proprietary contactless applications which are currently available.

A presentation on CPACE and a copy of CPACE Functional Specifications can be found in the list of documents below.

For further information on CPACE:

– Cédric Sarazin, CPACE Project Coordinator,
– Béatrice Cocozza,




Date Title Posted by Size  Download
2018/07/12 2018-07-12_CPACE-Terminal-Kernel-Specification_V1.0 Beatrice COCOZZA 2 MB  Download
2017/11/16 2017-11-16_ECPC CPACE-Presentation V3.9 Beatrice COCOZZA 339 KB  Download
2017/11/16 2017-11-16_CPACE-DIC_V1.0 Beatrice COCOZZA 3 MB  Download
2016/11/28 2016-11-23_ecpa-eba-rts-seminar admin 4 MB  Download
2016/10/12 2016-10-12_ecpa-nexo-Annual-Conference admin 1 MB  Download