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South-Eastern European research and education network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26748

  • Start date

    1 October 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 083 856

  • EU contribution

    € 2 510 885

Coordinated by:

GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.

Greece

Objective

SEEREN2 aims at creating the next generation of the southeast European segment of GEANT, that intends to make leading-edge technologies and services available to the entire Research and Education communities and all scientific sectors without discrimination between users and sites in southeast Europe in an attempt to further ease the 'digital divide' that still separates most of the SE European countries from the rest of the continent. The central element of this infrastructure is the SE European R&E backbone network that extends, through the participating NRENs, to the end-users in all participating countries. With respect to its predecessor (SEEREN), the infrastructure will be substantially enhanced in its performance but more significantly will add a new key item to its fundamental characteristic, the consolidation of the networking and Grid infrastructures, into an eInfrastructure for SE Europe, fully integrated with the pan-European efforts (GEANT2, EGEE, SEE-GRID etc).

The latter will be achieved with the support of services and tools empowering the end-user (researchers, professors, students, etc), responding to dynamic bandwidth requirements and guaranteed and seamless service quality. In this trajectory, SEEREN2 will continue to assist to the incubating and existing NRENs in SE Europe to fully establish themselves and to integrate with related European-wide organisations and initiatives (TERENA, CEENet, e-IRG, EUGridPMA, etc) and eventually become full members of the GEANT community by the end of the project. The ultimate goal is to consolidate the network and services into the pan-European eInfrastructure and the end-users into the European Research Area.

This will promote the cooperation of scientific and educational communities of EU member states with the SE European countries and will provide a platform for dissemination and development of next generation Internet technologies in those states that are on course to join the EU.

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Coordinator

GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.

Address

Mesogeion 56
11527 Athens

Greece

Participants (10)

AKADEMIA E SHKENCAVE TE SHQIPERISE

Albania

DELIVERY OF ADVANCED NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE PODGORICA

NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA

Hungary

OFICIUL PENTRU OPERARE SI ADMINISTRARE AL INFRASTRUCTURII DE COMUNICATII DE DATE ROEDUNET;

Romania

ST'S CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY OF SKOPJE

TRANS-EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING ASSOCIATION

Netherlands

UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU

USTANOVA BIHARNET CENTAR SARAJEVO

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26748

  • Start date

    1 October 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 083 856

  • EU contribution

    € 2 510 885

Coordinated by:

GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.

Greece