President's Corner

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña has been heading the COST Committee of Senior Officials since 22 June 2010. This section is devoted to her work as CSO President.

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña has been Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Research and Innovation at the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness since January 2011 and was the Spanish representative of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) from July 2007 until her election as President. 

Dr Rodríguez-Peña's full profile is available for download.

Calendar of Activities 2013

March

February

January

Calendar of Activities 2012

December

November

  • 186th CSO meeting in Brussels, Belgium
  • ESF General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium
  • 29-30 November 2012 - 2nd European Gender Summit – Speaker in the session  ‘Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation Landscape’ and kick-off meeting of the genderSTE Targeted Initiative in Brussels, Belgium
  • Invitation to the ERC Workshop ‘The ex-post evaluation of the impacts of research projects and funding programmes’ in Brussels, Belgium

October

  • COST-ESF High Level Group Meeting in Brussels, Belgium
  • Participation as expert in a roundtable session at the 4th European Innovation Summit in Brussels, Belgium
  • COST National Coordinator meeting and JAF, the Executive Group of the CSO, meeting in Brussels, Belgium

September

  • Meeting of JAF – the Executive Group of the CSO - in Brussels, Belgium
  • Annual Progress Conference, Domain Committee meeting and Open Call Hearings of the MPNS Domain in Dublin, Ireland
  • Meeting with Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation in Brussels, Belgium

July

June

May

April

  • Meeting of JAF – the Executive Group of the CSO - in Luxembourg
  • Participation to ‘International Excellence Conference 2012’ held in connection with the Danish Presidency to the European Union in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Meeting with Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation in Brussels, Belgium

March

  • COST-ESF High Level Group meeting in Brussels: first meeting with the new ESF President Dr Pär Omling and Chief Executive Mr Martin Hynes in Brussels, Belgium
  • 184th CSO meeting in Brussels, Belgium
  • Lunch break discussion: ‘COST and the Horizon 2020’ at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union with scientific counsellors in Brussels, Belgium

February

  • Invitation to present COST at the European Medical Research Council (EMRC) in Paris, France
  • Meeting of JAF – the Executive Group of the CSO – in Brussels, Belgium

January


Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña on COST

I strongly believe in COST as an intergovernmental framework. Its international cooperation is built upon trust and stability of activities. Its long term objectives and priorities are transparent to create synergies and coordination with other contributors to the European Research Area.

Contact Information

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña
President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials
Special Advisor to the Technical Cabinet of the Secretary General of Innovation, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain
c/o COST Office, Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels
Belgium
Tel. +32 494 52 40 94
Fax +32 2 533 38 90
president@cost.eu

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