Activity structure

  

There are three main operational areas of work in the GÉANT Project: 

  • to build and operate the pan-European research and education network;
  • to develop and deliver a portfolio of innovative, federated services including connectivity, trust and identity, cloud, real-time collaboration and media services;
  • to undertake collaborative research programmes.

The GÉANT Project is structured ​into four functional activity groups to deliver this:  
  • Networking Activities (NAs) support the operation and management of all GN4-2 activities including project management, internal and external communications and promotion, international liaison,​ and business development.
  • Service Activities (SAs) provide the GÉANT Project services for the research and education community.
  • Joint Research Activities (JRAs) are targeted at critical analyses of future network and application technologies with a view to future deployment of emerging technologies across the network and services.

These three activity groups are split into 10 activities, as shown below​. 

​Joint Research Activities
  • (JRA1) Network Infrastructure Evolution
  • (JRA2) Network Services Development
  • (JRA3) Trust and Identity Development
  • (JRA4) Application Services Delivery Development
Service Activities
  • (​SA1) Network Infrastructure and Services Operations  
  • (SA2) Trust and Identity and Multi-Domain Services
  • (SA3) Network and Services Assurance
Network​​ing Activities
  • (​NA1) Project Management
  • (NA2) Communications and Outreach
  • (NA3) Partner, User and Stakeholder Relations
​The GÉANT Proj​​ect

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

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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. 731122 (GN4-2).​​​