Read what partners, researchers and the European Union think of the project.
Gerhard Schumann-Hitzler, Director at the European Commission DG NEAR
"The EU has a vision for global collaboration to bridge the digital divide. The EaPConnect project is a central part of this strategy which is fully shared by partner countries. It reflects our joint will to increase collaboration in the field of research and education in view of closer links between people and businesses."
Pierre Bruyère, Chair GÉANT Board of Directors (until Nov 2015)
"Today’s research community needs to be truly global if it is to solve the challenges humanity faces. The creation of the EaPConnect network is a natural progression into fostering worldwide collaboration in research and education."
Mr. Dieter Van Uytvanck Technical Director CLARIN ERIC
"High-capacity connectivity provided via the EaPConnect project will enable researchers in the Eastern Partnership to have fast and convenient access to language material archived at CLARIN centres worldwide and to make use of online linguistic analysis tools. This opens up exciting possibilities to study the unique languages and cultures in this area."
Prof. Dr. Ramaz Kvatadze, Executive Director, Georgian Research and educational Networking Association GRENA
"The EaPConnect project which will connect the Georgian research and education community to the pan-European research network GÉANT is clearly a very important step forward. The Georgian research community has a strong interest in the European technologies and scientific values. I believe that scientists working in high-energy physics, medicine, meteorology, climate change, seismology and computational biology will greatly benefit from the established network and implemented services."
Andrus Ansip, EC Vice President for the Digital Single Market
"Once completed, EaPConnect will allow the research and academic communities of the Eastern Partnership to work together in virtual networks with their European counterparts. It is success stories such as these, our common needs and shared vision that bring us together."