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International projects

Euro CC

The EUROCC project is run under the auspices of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. Participating countries are responsible for establishing a national HPC competence centre in their own country. They coordinate all HPC-related activities at the national level and act as contact points for industry, academia, (future) HPC experts and the general public. 50% of the EuroCC project is funded by the H2020 program (EuroHPC Joint Undertaking), while the remaining amount is contributed by the partner countries. The EuroCC has 33 members and is coordinated by the Stuttgart-based (HLRS). In Hungary, KIFÜ has been commissioned to establish an HPC Competence Centre and to perform related tasks.


The project aims to provide world-class high-speed network (Internet, special and dedicated communication network) and collaboration (Trust & Identity, multimedia, cloud, etc.) services and test environments related to these technologies and to make developments of excellent quality for education, academia and research. At the same time, the education and research infrastructure of KIFÜ plays a central role for GÉANT, in receiving and distributing information traffic, ensuring the possibility of international data traffic for most of the neighboring countries.
Participation in the GÉANT consortium (since 2000) and in the GN4-3 project (2019-2022) enables joining international research and development activities. It is also a contribution to international development, the enrichment of domestic knowledge and experience, and the acquisition of information.
The topics of the KIFÜ GN4-3 (N) project cover network development (WhiteBox router, quantum communication) and network services (Spectrum as a Service), supervision, WebRTC (web real-time communication), federal identification and authorization management (eduGAIN development, eduTEAMS and T&I development), the development and application of the (research-education number mapping) service, the provision of GDS-based international video conferencing and the European integration of cloud-based services (GEANT Cloud).

NI4OS - Europe

The NI4OS (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe) project aimed to accomplish the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) vision in the 15 countries participating in the project. In addition to exploiting local national and regional opportunities, its main goals are to develop Open Science guidelines, support on-boarding of services to EOSC, facilitate the adaptation of the FAIR – Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability data management principles, and to organize consultations, trainings for the groups involved in the participation. The role of KIFÜ in the project is twofold: on the one hand, together with the University of Debrecen, it represents Hungary in the project. In this context, its tasks are to promote the benefits of EOSC collaboration among relevant funders, supporters and to facilitate accession for the research community and potential service providers. On the other hand, KIFÜ as an HPC service provider itself will join the EOSC cooperation.

rurAllure - Promoting rural museums and heritage sites near European pilgrimage routes

 rurAllure is a Horizon 2020 project running from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023, aimed at promoting cultural cooperation and sustainable tourism in the area of European pilgrimage routes. To achieve its goals, the project uses state-of-the-art IT solutions to promote rural museums and heritage sites.
The leaders of the consortium running the project are Martín López Nores, from Universidade de Vigo. The consortium involves 16 institutions, including Spanish, Norwegian, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak research institutes and universities. Hungary is represented by the Government Informatics Development Agency (KIFÜ) and the Mária Út Egyesület ( MUTKE ).
The first part of the project will involve the creation of a technology platform and the test development of four road sections. During the elaboration of the experimental parts (pilots, KIFÜ, MUTKE, the Slovak Technical University ( Slovenská technical University in Bratislava ) and the Comenius University in Bratislava Komenského v Bratislave ) will promote natural heritage in the area.In the technological working group of the project, KIFÜ takes part in the development of software suitable for covering the entire European pilgrimage network, and provides the infrastructural conditions necessary for the operation of the software.
In addition to spiritual values, pilgrimages have undoubtedly become a major economic resource in Europe today. Hundreds of thousands travel the routes every year, but the beneficial economic impact is almost exclusively felt in the settlements right along the routes. Predominantly rural provinces and regions facing significant economic and demographic challenges across Europe are passive witnesses to the flow of pilgrims – while they could enrich the experiences of pilgrims with much content and value.
Pilgrimages are often planned with some flexibility in terms of dates, distances covered in successive stages, and resting places. Pilgrims are also open to unexpected sights. The project aims to generalize the involvement of museums and heritage sites in pilgrimage tourism by designing, implementing and testing technological tools and promotional strategies. RurAllure thus contributes to stimulating economic activity, strengthening more diversified employment, preserving endangered cultural heritage and combating rural depopulation.