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2024 Emerging NREN Programme – Application deadline 28 February 2024

ENP participants at TNC23
ENP participants at TNC23

We are happy to announce that also this year the GÉANT Emerging NREN Programme (ENP) will occur in conjunction with GÉANT’s flagship conference TNC24 that will take place in Rennes, France on 10-14 June 2024.

The ENP, funded by the GÉANT Project, has been delivered alongside the previous editions of TNC starting in 2018. Since its launch, the programme has aimed to integrate representatives from emerging NRENs from around the globe into the TNC community and to create further synergies and connections at different organisational levels between European and international NRENs.

As in previous years, the ENP team invites Regional Research and Education Networks to nominate up to three representatives to join the programme, on a regional funding availability basis. GÉANT will waive the TNC24 conference fees and organise with RENATER, the French NREN and TNC24 host, a dedicated ENP track on the last day of the conference.

But, what’s NEW for the ENP this year?

Women in STEM track sponsored by GÉANT
GÉANT will sponsor two / three female participants from any of the countries and territories listed by the OECD DAC as official development assistance recipients.

ENP Network Track
In addition to the standard ENP Track, GÉANT will also open two extra participation slots for a Network Engineer track adding to the opportunity, for chosen participants, to focus on network planning and building alongside experienced engineers from the GÉANT community. Selected participants will be required to join a virtual meeting prior to TNC24 and to be in Rennes on the Saturday and Sunday before the conference to help with the set up of the conference network. This hands-on experience will be particular beneficial to more experienced network engineers.

How to apply?
Applications to RRENs should include:

Applications for the GÉANT sponsorship should include:

The documents should be sent to Leila Dekkar by 28 February 2024, clearly indicating “Emerging NREN Programme 2024” in the subject of the email.

Interested candidates may apply to the Regional REN and to GÉANT for the sponsorship opportunity at the same time as the two selection processes will run in parallel.

The ENP participants list will be finalised in mid-March.

Leila Dekkar, International Relations Project Manager from GÉANT comments: “We firmly believe that the experience of joining the ENP could have a multiplier effect and selected candidates will not only benefit from ENP personally, but also gain the opportunity to act as change makers for their NRENs.”

ENP Terms of Reference
ENP Application Form


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