COST Governance approves strategy for a stronger position of research networks in FP9

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Date: 15 December 2017

On 12 December 2017, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials, chaired by COST President Sierd Cloetingh, in the presence of Director-General Robert-Jan Smits (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission) approved the strategy that will drive COST throughout the end of Horizon 2020 and the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). Find out more...
COST Info Day - Israel

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Date: 1 December 2017

Scientific cooperation between the EU and Israel goes back to 1996, when Israel, as the first non-European country, started to be associated via a specific agreement to the European Framework Programme. Israel is now considered to be one of the European ‘Innovation Leaders’ with a quality of research equal to the most advanced EU Member States. Find out more...
COST Info Day in Israel

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Date: 1 December 2017

Scientific cooperation between the EU and Israel goes back to 1996, when Israel, as the first non-European country, started to be associated via a specific agreement to the European Framework Programme. Israel is now considered to be one of the European ‘Innovation Leaders’ with a quality of research equal to the most advanced EU Member States. Find out more...
COST Connect: The relevance of impact in R&I Policy - What role for networks?

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Date: 27 November 2017

The measurement of impact is a hot topic in European Research and Innovation policies. European funded research projects and programmes are increasingly asked to define and measure the impact they create. Find out more...
Towards research funding: Polish NCP Network present benefits of COST

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Date: 23 November 2017

The Polish research community are currently involved with 87% of running COST Actions, however it is aimed to increase levels of inclusion further, leading to an increase in participation in EU Framework Programmes. Find out more...
World Science Forum 2017: COST President says research networks help spread scientific excellence worldwide and reduce brain drain
Speaking at this year’s World Science Forum held in Jordan, COST President Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh explained how researchers across the entire Middle East could benefit from COST’s open and inclusive research networks. Find out more...
What cities think about COST Actions

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Date: 31 October 2017

Cities are increasingly involved in COST Actions, yet the collaboration between cities and COST networks usually stays under the radar, with good practices not usually extending beyond the borders of COST Actions. On the 10th October, COST organised an event as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities to explore this issue further. Find out more...
COST Committee of Senior Officials meet in Tartu, Estonia

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Date: 24 October 2017

The 201st meeting of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) was held in Tartu, Estonia, on 18-19 October 2017. The meeting was, for the first time, chaired by Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh, President of the COST Association. Find out more...
COST in Montenegro to encourage greater participation in COST Actions

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Date: 13 October 2017

15% of all running COST Actions include involvement from researchers in Montenegro. On the 8th October, representatives from COST met with senior figures from the Science sector to discuss ways to increase this number. COST also held an Info Day on the 9th October to encourage and inform researchers on how to become involved with COST. Find out more...
Graphene Week 2017

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Date: 11 October 2017

COST were in Greece for the annual Graphene Week conference, which attracted over 550 participants, inlcuding many young researchers who were interested in joining COST Actions. Find out more...