Members of the scientific communities in Southeast Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region have often moved elsewhere (manly to Western Europe) due to the lack of resources and infrastructures.
The EU-funded VI-SEEM project created the needed infrastructure, training and user-support programmes to allow the inclusion of countries across the region into the wider European Research Area.
Scientists from the Southeast Europe-Eastern Mediterranean region (SEEM) are now benefiting from existing e-Infrastructures unified into an integrated platform that enables high-quality research and ICT developments across the region that stretches from hungary to Greece, Albania to Jordan and Georgia.
The main focus of the project was to support scientists and researchers in life sciences, climatology and digital cultural heritage. In the future the virtual research environment will be accessible to other research groups including small and medium-sized enterprises.