SEREN4 is the continuation and evolution of the precedent network, SEREN3, whose results and lessons learnt have been taken into consideration with the logic of improving the future network and in order to capitalize on the network’s strengths. In addition, new tasks and activities will be implemented to meet the challenges of the security area and requirements of new SC7 topics. The network will seek further opening to a wider target of stakeholders and businesses in the Secure Societies field.
SEREN4 consortium comprises 19 Beneficiaries, with a good mix of well-experienced and less experienced NCPs, and representing Member States, Associated Countries and Third Countries. Besides Beneficiaries, the project services will be offered to all officially appointed H2020 Secure Societies NCPs, who will be involved in project activities as “Associated Partners”.
The project activities will be open for Associated Partners on the following basis:
(i) they will have access to all materials and tools developed by the consortium for providing assistance to the NCP clientele (those tools and materials will be available on the Intranet section of SEREN4 website),
(ii) they can also participate in project activities on a volunteer basis and receive reimbursement for travel and accommodation costs. On average, 5 Associated Partners will be reimbursed for participation to the following project activities: twinning, trainings for NCPs, for an info days and brokerage events, on the ‘first comes, first served basis’.
(iii) Twinning will be opened on equal basis for Beneficiaries and Associated Partners.
NCPs from Third Countries, other than South Africa and Argentina, will be informed about all project’s activities and will have the opportunity to participate without reimbursement.