The Network plays an important role as an accelerator of project-based cooperation among its members. The Secretariat has a central role in matching the interests of the members across the priority areas .
The SERN Strategy 21-27 has identified capacity building in the network as one of the key elements upon which constructing and developing further cooperation among the members.
The Network provides opportunities to activate bilateral or multilateral peer review activities among the members aimed at strengthening the organisational capacity of the members and increasing the knowledge of the staff of the members in in a limited number of thematic areas.
In line with the priorities set out in the strategy, the Network participates in some key European initiatives bringing added value to its Members.