COST Elects CSO President
At the 187th meeting of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), held in Brussels on 15-16 May 2013, Dr Angeles Rodríguez-Peña was elected as President of the CSO for a second mandate. Her new term will commence in June 2013 and will finish in June 2016.
COST’s Inclusiveness Policy
COST has been developing its strategies to contribute to European research policy and, in particular, to align them with the common goals set by the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Become a COST Expert!
COST invites independent experts from all scientific areas to participate in the evaluation of proposals for COST Actions collected twice a year through the COST Open Call.
Did you miss ESOF 2012? Discover the hottest science summer event through COST's lens!
The Euroscience Open Forum Dublin 2012 was Europe’s largest general science meeting. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland, from 11 to 15 July, it aimed to showcase the latest advances in science and technology, and promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy.
European year for active ageing and solidarity between generations
The European Union has designated 2012 as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Europe must be more age-friendly and better adapted to its ageing population. This view is reflected in the work of COST.
Enhancing Research on Early Autism
2 April 2012 marked the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the day with unique events and initiatives.
Transgenic Trees – The science behind future EU policy, regulations and safety assessments
COST Action FP0905 addresses the issue of biosafety for transgenic trees on the January issue of Nature Biotechnology.
COST Save the Bees
The first research results in this area suggests that bee colony losses are not due to one single factor only, but rather to highly complex interactions of various factors (pests and pathogens; environment, e.g. nutrition use of agrochemicals; management; and reduced bee vitality/diversity). If we do not know the factors and the extent of the problem, we cannot implement effective mitigating measures.
New Life Beneath Sea and Ice
Scientists have long known that life can exist in some very extreme environments. But Earth continues to surprise us.
Healthy food and feed? An answer from COST
COST Action FA0905: Mineral-improved Crop Production for Healthy Food and Feed