SERN Mission

Mission, Values and Objectives

"The future comes from the progress made in the past"

Identity and Values

We are a network that links Northern and Southern Europe. Our members are mainly public bodies and private nonprofit organizations. We are a multilevel network where different levels of government interact and collaborate. We share interest in many sectors, and a willingness of working for an inclusive society and innovative models of growth. As a result of the commitment and work of so many people , we share a successful story. SERN actually represents a unique example of North-South cooperation in Europe. We operate following our long term values:
- Cooperation
- Common belonging to EU
- Democracy and equal opportunities
- Responsibility
- Trust


SERN contributes to building a Europe of citizens and to make the European Union an area of peace, sustainable development, democracy and participation, solidarity and social inclusion. This contribution, however small, is furthermore important as Europe is one of the leading areas of the world.
SERN wants to increase the quality of life and the opportunities for the citizens in the municipalities and regions belonging to the network.


Our mission is to promote and support the network members in developing long-term relations and partnerships. To create mutual knowledge, to foster active citizenship and cultural enrichment and to achieve economic and social development. These activities aims to increase the quality of life and the opportunities for the citizens.

SERN Strategic Plans

SERN strategic plan 2013-2015

SERN strategic plan 2010-2012

SERN strategic plan 2007-2009