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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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Robots across Europe help children with disabilities play

A network of 100 practitioners and researchers from 32 European countries is promoting the use of robots and other assistive technologies that help children with disabilities play on their own or with other children.


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22 June 2017
Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh takes office as President of the COST Association

After his appointment as COST President in April, Prof Dr Sierd Cloetingh is officially starting his mandate today. As COST President, he will chair the COST general assembly, known as the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). He will be leading the strategic development of the COST Association.


16 June 2017
COST multidisciplinary European research networks are key to FP9

On 15 June, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) published its position paper, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary, bottom-up, open and inclusive networks, pleading for sufficient funding post Horizon 2020.


09 June 2017
COST Director Ronald de Bruin on the importance of research networks at LERU's Vice-Rectors meeting

On 9 June, COST Association Director Ronald de Bruin presented COST to LERU’s Vice-Rectors Research Policy Group. The meeting was hosted by Utrecht University and discussions took place on the next European Framework Program for Research and Innovation, the increased focus on the impact of research and the recent developments of the Brexit on EU R&D policies.



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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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