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Researchers uncover the origins of ash tree dieback and set out ways to fight it

In an attempt to reduce the impact of ash dieback, researchers in COST Action FRAXBACK joined forces and identified the origin and biology of the fungus. They are now proposing a series of guidelines that will help manage Europe’s ash tree woodlands in a more sustainable way.


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25 April 2017
Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh appointed President of the COST Association

The COST governing board – the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) – has appointed Utrecht University Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh as the new President of the COST Association for the next two years. His mandate is officially due to start on 21 June 2017, as he succeeds the outgoing President, Dr Ángeles Rodríguez Peña. The decision was announced at the 25-26 April CSO meeting in The Hague.


06 April 2017
Looking beneath the surface: making cities better places to live in

A new interactive toolbox is helping urban planners, practitioners, environmental organisations and researchers across Europe work together to better understand and use the ground beneath our cities.


08 March 2017
Creating a European observatory on femicide

To mark the international women’s day, COST Action “Femicide across Europe” stresses the importance of continuous efforts to counter the phenomenon killing thousands of women every year, worldwide. Network members are now looking for partners and stakeholders to set up a European observatory, and plan to discuss the next steps at the network’s final conference in Malta.


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