What is EGI?

Europe has invested heavily in e-science programmes over the past years both at the National and the European levels with impressive results. Grid technology is recognized as a fundamental component for e-infrastructures. Many countries have launched National Grid Initiatives (NGI) to establish National grid infrastructures. Driven by the needs and requirements of European research community, the EGI Design Study represents a project for the conceptual setup and operation of a new organizational model of a sustainable pan-European grid infrastructure. To this day already 42 National Grid Initiatives in Europe have recognised the need to link existing national grid initiatives and to support the setup and initiation of new grid initiatives. The EGI project will interact and encourage the member states to make the strategic decisions required to establish and support a sustainable grid infrastructure and initiate its implementation.

EGI defined in Wikipedia