A paper was published in the editorial section of JAAS to introduce two new EU projects regarding analytical glow discharges to the atomic spectroscopy community, including GLADNET. Several aspects of the project's nature were covered, such as the way it originated, the partners involved, and the objectives and strategies. GLADNET was described as Analytical Glow Discharge Network and it was a Marie Curie Research Training Network funded by the European Commission (EC) under the FP6 program. It was composed of 16 partners, including research institutes, academic institutions, and industrial firms, from 11 countries. The scientific objectives of the network were to expand the analytical capabilities of glow discharge spectroscopy and to rectify the fragmentation of research in the field by bringing together leading European groups.