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COST Connect

COST Connect: networking for COST Actions, policymakers and key European stakeholders

COST Connect are a series of thematic workshops organised by the COST Association, which provide an open space for researchers, policy makers and research and innovation (R&I) stakeholders to network and grow their ideas. It brings together a broad set of actors from the European Research Area (ERA) and beyond with the aim to stimulate and strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships.

COST Action participants benefit from communication with policymakers and the opportunity to learn about the latest policy developments in the European R&I landscape. They also build connections with other COST Actions working on similar research fields and companies to identify common ground for future joint activities.

Through this initiative, COST is increasing the awareness of European funding and cooperation opportunities.

A thematic approach in an interactive format

The topics of the workshops are defined around specific criteria, taking into account stakeholder input and highlighted needs, the current EU policy agenda, major societal challenges and research fields where a critical mass of COST Actions is involved.

The interactive format of these events encourages dialogue and active engagement and the creation of synergies among participants. This event concept contributes actively to reduce fragmentation and to make research more efficient by avoiding duplication of activities.  

Stakeholders are invited to help define and plan COST Connect events.

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Last updated: 01 December 2017 top of page