South Eastern European Research and Education Networking 2

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.

Project type
  • FP6
Country of the coordinating institution
Contact details
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • International; Other
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • SEE
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
October 2005 - March 2008

Entry created by Elke Dall on January 31, 2007
Modified on April 4, 2012