GÉANT Project (GN4-1)

The GÉANT Project has gro​wn during its iterations (GN1, GN2, GN3, GN3plus and now GN4-1) to incorporate not just the award-winning 500Gbps pan-European network, but also a catalogue of advanced, user-focused services, and a successful programme of innovation that is pushing the boundaries of networking technology to deliver real impact to over 50 million users.


The GÉANT network provides the high speed connectivity needed to share, access and process the massive volumes of data. This data is generated by, and essential to, diverse research and education communities across such areas as particle physics, bioinformatics, earth observation, drug discovery, and arts and culture.

success.jpgA European success story

The GÉANT Project and associated activities have been a vital element of Europe's e-infrastructure strategy for 15 years.

2020.jpgSupporting Horizon 2020 

The GÉANT Project is a key part of the Digital Agenda for Europe, a flagship initiative driving Europe 2020.

partners.jpgGÉANT Project partners

The collaboration of the NREN partners has long been paramount to the continued success of the GÉANT project.

structure2.jpgActivity structure

The GÉANT Project is structured ​into four functional activity groups: Networking, Development Service, Production & Security Service​ and Joint Research.

deliverables2.jpgGÉANT Project deliverables

There are 51 deliverables 

planned for the current GN4-1 iteration of the GÉANT Project. ​

​The GÉANT Proj​​ect

The project is co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the EU. 


As part of the GÉANT 2020 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA), the project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 691567 (GN4-1).​​​

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