Development Support

Assistance to the development of research and education networking in less-advanced regions aims at understanding the status of research and education networking in less developed regions in and around Europe and undertaking specific actions in support of the research networking organisations in the countries concerned.

The work is currently part of the GN3plus project since March 201, after being part of the earlier GN2 and GN3 projects as from September 2004.

There is a significant digital divide in Europe. The networking services available to researchers, teachers and students in some countries are far below the level that is common in other parts of Europe. Similar gaps even exist within a single country. Narrowing this gap is of the utmost importance for achieving the European Union's political objective of equal opportunities for researchers throughout the European Research Area.

The task of assisting the development of research and education networking in less advanced countries is led by TERENA as part of the GN3plus project. This task aims at contributing to narrowing the divide in the development of research and education networking that exists between the countries in and close to Europe that will be connected, directly or indirectly, to the GÉANT network.

The contact person for this activity at TERENA is Brook Schofield.

Running period: September 2004 - March 2015

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