Collaboration across experts in different geographic locations and disciplines is crucial to the GÉANT community. The GÉANT Community Programme with Task Forces (TFs), Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and special workshops and trainings assist GÉANT, NRENs and other R&E bodies to collaborate, share experiences. The GÉANT Community Programme guides future developments of networking services, technology and also a variety of non-technical topics for the GÉANT community.

The GÉANT Community Programme is a grassroot, 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 developments of services.


The GÉANT Community Committee (GCC) - formerly the TERENA Technical Committee has oversight of the GÉANT Community Programme.

Current members are:

  • Claudio Allocchio, GARR (Chair)
  • Paul Rouse, GÉANT (Chair)
  • Alexander van den Hill, SURF
  • Marialuisa Lavitrano, Unimib
  • Erik Kikkenborg, NORDUnet
  • János Mohácsi, KIFÜ
  • David Groep, NIKHEF / AEGIS
  • Victoriano Giralt, Uni Malaga / Groningen Declaration

Connected, collaborative and harmonized research and education networking community.


Provide optimal conditions for the R&E networking communities to collaborate both face-to-face and virtually. Create mechanisms to enable participation and inclusion. 


1.1.1. Thematic Areas Supported 

    • Network Services and Technologies
      • SIG-NGN: Next Generation Networking 
      • SIG-NOC: Network Operations​ Centres
    • Security
      •  SIG-ISM: Information Security Management​
      • TF-CSIRT: Computer Security Incident Response Teams
      • WISE
    • Trust and Identity
      • REFEDS
    • Media Services: 
      • Network Performing Arts Production Workshop
    • Cloud Services: 
      • S​IG-CISS: Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks​ 
    • Organisational services
      • SIG-Marcomms: Marketing Communications​
      • SIG-MSP: Management of Serv​​​ice Portfolios​ 
      • Public Affairs Workshop
    • Research Engagement Development: 
      • TF-RED: Research Engagement Development
    • Educational services and technologies:
      • TF-EDU: Educational Activities and Services

Upcoming events can be found a EVENTS.


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Community: GEANT Community

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