The GÉANT Community Programme (GCP) helps support the Research and Education networking community with Task Forces (TFs), Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and workshops, promoting innovative projects and stimulating cross-disciplinary exchanges to help drive the future of R&E networking.
Thematic AreasThematic areas are formed and continuously evolving from the needs of the GÉANT community. Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Task Forces (TFs), specialised workshops and collaborative projects are all activities within the thematic areas.
- Media Services
- Support Services
- Identity & Privacy
- Cloud Services
- Organisational Services
- Educational Services and Technologies
- Network Services and Technologies
- Health Services
The GCP is made up of TFs, SIGs, bespoke workshops and training, and collaborative projects and services designed to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of experiences between GÉANT, NRENs, other R&E bodies and members of the community. The GCP guides the future development of R&E services, technology and also a variety of non-technical topics for the GÉANT community.
The GCP is a grassroots, voluntary initiative built by world experts from NRENs, user organisations, research institutions, commercial and industrial sectors. TFs and SIGs provide an effective framework for forums to share information and best practices and to discuss possible innovations and further development of services. Learn how to propose a GCP activity here.
The GÉANT Community Committee (GCC) has oversight of the GCP.
The objectives of the GCC are to:
- Mutually assist NRENs in providing students, lecturers and scientists the best possible Internet and ICT facilities, by e.g. sharing ideas, best practices, harmonising procedures, picking the best technologies, or jointly tackling an issue;
- Acting as a bridge maker between GÉANT and users in matters related to community-driven collaborative initiatives.
GÉANT honours community members who have made outstanding contributions to collaborative work and
the development of services and technologies. Find out more
The GÉANT Innovation Programme is a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish a proof of concept or testing of new ideas, with lightweight, administrative constraints.
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We are always looking for new projects, topics and solutions to showcase virtually for a chance to enhance networking opportunities, and bring their applications to the attention of an audience of like-minded peers.
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The GÉANT Learning & Development team manages the provision of courses and events geared towards supporting career growth of networking professionals. Find out more