Mission, Values and Objectives
SERN has adopted a new strategic plan in 2013 outlining its values and objectives. Learn more about it here.
SERN is the main transnational network in Europe fostering relations in a multilvel perspective between Northern and Southern Europe and in particular between Sweden and Italy. Over the years the network has acquired recognition both at EU level and in the context of the bilateral relations.
The Executive Agency for Audiovisual Education and Culture of the European
Union (EACEA) on the basis of the outstanding results obtained as project
coordinator of the Comenius Network CREANET has invited SERN to address
Comenius project coordinators on issues pertaining project management.
In late 2012 the European Commission identified 25 projects to show as case examples of high quality projects implemented in the context of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-2013. Every year about 1000 different organisations have been awarded grants by the European Commission. The MANTT project was selected as a best practice in the field of capacity building projects.
The expertise collected in the context of the Europe for Citizens Programme
in relations to thematic network building process led the Croatian
Government to invite the Network Coordinator of SERN as a speaker at the
national conference on the Europe for Citizen Programme organised in Opatja.
The Swedish Embassy in Rome and the Italian Swedish Chamber of Commerce awarded the prize as Promoter of the year of Sweden in Italy to SERN as a result of the work carried out by the network in fostering the relations and links between the two countries.
The role acquired by SERN in the context of the bilateral relations between Sweden and Italy has also been recognised in the occasion of the lunch meeting between the representatives of the Network, the Swedish Royal Family and the Swedish foreign Minister Carl Bildt in the context of the state visit to Italy in March 2009.
The European Commission identified SERN as best practice in the field of thematic networking in 2009. SERN was showcased by the European Commission at the 2009 General Assembly of CEMR.