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GÉANT2 logoJune 2005 - June 2009

  1. To plan, build and operate a multi-gigabit pan-European backbone research network interconnecting Europe's national research and education networks (NRENs).
  2. To conduct joint research into the development of networking technologies and services.
  3. To pursue initiatives targeted at closing the 'digital divide.
  4. To explore the future of research networking.
Achievements GÉANT2 has played a key role in shaping global research and education over the past four years. By connecting researchers, the network enables the best minds across Europe and the world to together pursue collaborative and ground-breaking research activities that were previously impossible or inefficient due to limited and poor quality data connections.
(Co-)FundingThe programme of activities is co-funded by the European Commission within the GN2 contract, which is part of the EC’s Sixth R&D Framework Programme (often referred to as FP6). The remainder of the funding is provided by the NRENs that will be connected to the network. The contract between the project partners and the European Commission provides total funding from the EC of 93 million euro for four years from 1st September 2004.
PartnersThe GÉANT2 project is a collaboration between 30 European national research and education networks (NRENs), DANTE and TERENA.
EventsGÉANT2 Launch Event - at the Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg City on 14th-15th June 2005.

“GÉANT2 – A Global Leader” event in Bled, Slovenia, on 3rd-4th March 2008, to celebrate the achievements of GÉANT2.