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20 April 2018
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COST is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. We provide funds for organising conferences, meetings, training schools, short scientific exchanges or other networking activities in a wide range of scientific topics. By creating open spaces where people and ideas can grow, we unlock the full potential of science. read more

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New bug helps in annual hay fever battle

Hay fever sufferers in parts of Europe will welcome a new ally in their annual bout with the allergy. An insect never previously found in Europe has arrived with the taste for a weed that spreads pollen, but it may also affect plants that we like to have around. The COST Programme has funded a research network that has highlighted the issues around this new development. Their findings indicate clear benefits over risks


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21 February 2018
Sustainable ageing is a major policy challenge

Current policies overlook the diversity of ageing populations, which can increase social exclusion in later life. This was the message presented in Brussels on the 20th February at the Sustainable Ageing European policy seminar, ‘Older People and European Public Policy Beyond 2020,’ organised by COST Action ROSEnet.


19 February 2018
Connecting women in science

If you had to pick your favourite female researcher, who would it be? This has been the question on social media over the last week and for good reason, the 11 February was the International day for Women and Girls in Science. We are wrapping up our week-long celebration by introducing some of the women participating in COST-funded networks. We asked them about their experience starting out in the world of research, and what drove their careers forward.


16 February 2018
Czech Republic Info Day

COST held an Info Day in Prague on the 16th February to encourage greater participation of researchers from the Czech Republic in European research activities.


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Strategy Corner

This section features the work of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), including the policy-driven Targeted Networks. read more

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