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South-East Europe fibre infrastructure for research and education

Objective

SEEFIRE aims to prepare for future collaboration in southeast Europe by studying the availability of options for network infrastructure and possible strategies for the development of research and education networking in the region, with a specific emphasis on the Western Balkan countries. The project will raise awareness, among stakeholders of NRENs, governments, users and telecom operators, about the results of the SEEREN and GN1 and the findings of SERENATE about the measures to reduce the digital divide in Europe.

The project will exploit the results of these IST projects and of national research and education networking projects in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia-Montenegro and Greece. Southeast European countries have a strategic role in connecting SE Europe, Caucasian and Mediterranean countries to G-NT. The SEEREN network needs to be sustained and upgraded by exploring all available infrastructure solutions. SEEFIRE will contribute to the preparation of the next generation of this network (SEEREN2), by providing the tools and knowledge that may allow SEE NRENs to potentially obtain access to dark fibre. In this respect, it will considerably assist them in long-term sustainability plans. SEEFIRE will contribute to introducing SEE countries into the eInfrastructures community and will stimulate the launch of joint RTD projects, widening the scope of existing project, helping the participating countries to pursue forthcoming FP6 projects and to become more technology competent.

SEEFIRE will provide
- a benchmark of existing and potential optical fibre in the region,
- an analysis of the technical options available for the deployment of dark fibre and the management of optical transmission by NRENs in the region, thereby providing guidelines for future implementations,
- reports on economic aspects and regulations, and
- information dissemination activities targeting both technical and policy-making actors in the region.

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

TRANS-EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING ASSOCIATION
Address
Singel 468 D
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (10)

AKADEMIA E SHKENCAVE TE SHQIPERISE
Albania
Address
Sheshi "Fan Noli" 7
Tirana
CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
160 00 Praha 6
DELIVERY OF ADVANCED NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
3 Worcester Street
OX1 2PZ Oxford, Oxfordshire
GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.
Greece
Address
Mesogeion 56
11527 Athens
INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
Address
Office 309, Fl.3, 6 Gourko Street
1000 Sofia
NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA
Hungary
Address
Victor Hugo Utca 18/-22
1132 Budapest
OFICIUL PENTRU OPERARE SI ADMINISTRARE AL INFRASTRUCTURII DE COMUNICATII DE DATE "ROEDUNET"
Romania
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313, Building R, Room R506-507
060042 Bucuresti
ST'S CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY OF SKOPJE
Address
Bul. Krste Misirkov Bb
1000 Skopje
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
Address
Studentski Trg 1
11000 Beograd
USTANOVA "BIHARNET CENTAR" SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Kulina Bana 16
Sarajevo