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EUMEDCONNECT2

2008 - 2011
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Objective(s)
  1. Provide high-capacity Internet connectivity for academic and scientific collaborations.
  2. Direct connecting southern and eastern Mediterranean partner countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
  3. Link other Mediterranean and European partners via GÉANT.
  4. Take forward Mediterranean region e-infrastructures pioneered by EUMEDCONNECT since 2004.
  5. Jointly funded by the European Commission and the Mediterranean partners to reduce the digital disparity between the Mediterranean and European regions.
Achievements EUMEDCONNECT2 provides a dedicated high-capacity data-communications network for the research and education communities across the southern Mediterranean, enabling them to engage in innovative joint projects. Offering a direct link to GÉANT, the pan-European multi-gigabit data network, EUMEDCONNECT2 allows approximately 2 million users in 700 institutions across North Africa and the Middle East to collaborate with their peers at more than 4000 research and education establishments in Europe.
(Co-)Funding The European Commission is contributing around 50% (€4m) towards the costs of EUMEDCONNECT2 from its regional European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI South) budget, with the remaining funds being provided by the Mediterranean partners. The project will run until late 2010.
Partners The southern and eastern Mediterranean partners of EUMEDCONNECT2 are: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. They are represented by their NRENs.

Other NRENs in the Mediterranean region can collaborate with EUMEDCONNECT2 partners via their direct GÉANT links.