President's Corner

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña has been heading the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) since 22 June 2010. She was appointed President of the COST Association on 19 September 2013.

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 2015 

June 

  • Speaker at WIRE 2015 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe) conference, par of the  ‘COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy contributing to spreading excellence and widening participation in Horizon 2020’ session - Riga, Latvia

May 

  • 194th CSO meeting - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Meeting with DG R&I Director General, Mr Robert-Jan Smits

April 

March 

  • COST Info Day - Belgrade, Serbia 

Dr Rodriguez-Peña met with Dr Srdjan Verbic, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia

  • COST Info Day - Vilnius, Lithuania

Dr Rodriguez-Peña met with: 

  • Dr Rimantas Vaitkus, Vice-Minister of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania
  • Prof. Dainius Pauža, Chair of the Research Council of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Prof. Rūta Petrauskaitė, Vice-Chair of the Research Council of Lithuania
     
  • COST Info Day - Ankara, Turkey

Dr Rodriguez-Peña met with Prof. Yucel    Altunbasak, President of the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

February

  • 193 rd  CSO meeting, Brussels

January 

  • Executive Board meeting - Brussels, Belgium
  • COST Info Day - Madrid, Spain
     

Calendar of Activities 2014

November

  • Joint Research Centre Conference: Future-oriented Technology Analysis - Brussels, Belgium
  • 2 nd  International Ocean Research Conference: "One Planet, One Ocean" - Barcelona, Spain
  • The 6 th  European Innovation Summit - Brussels, Belgium
  • “Towards Understanding the Brain” STOA conference - Brussels, Belgium
  • 192 nd  CSO meeting - Sofia, Bulgaria

October 

  • Executive Board meeting - Brussels, Belgium
  • Speaker at WRIC (World Research and Innovation Congress) Oceans - Lisbon, Portugal

September

  • 191st CSO meeting - Brussels, Belgium

July

June

  • Euroscience Open Forum - ESOF 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

May

  • 190th CSO meeting, Brussels, Belgium

April

  • EB/JAF meeting, Madrid, Spain
  • COST Info Day, Lisbon, Portugal

March

  • High Level Group, Brussels, Belgium    
  • COST Info Day, Seville, Spain

February

  • Targeted Network Sci-Generation meeting, Brussels, Belgium
  • Meeting with the COST National Coordinators, Brussels, Belgium
  • 189 th CSO meeting, Brussels, Belgium
  • COST Info Day, Athens, Greece

January

  • Tyndall National Institute H2020 Strategic Business Plan Launch, Cork, Ireland
  • JAF meeting, Brussels, Belgium

Calendar of Activities 2013

November

  • Monitoring the performance and quality of the peer review systems ERC Workshop, Brussels, Belgium 

October

  • Meeting with the Committee from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC)
  • Policy breakfast on Open Access/CNC meeting/COST Science Night 2013, Brussels, Belgium

September

  • Meeting with the Research Counsellors from the COST Near Neighbour Countries
  • Extraordinary JAF meeting, Brussels,Belgium

July

  • Meeting with DG R&I Director General, Mr Robert-Jan Smits

June

  • World Research and Innovation Congress – Pioneers in healthcare, Brussels, Belgium
  • European Network of Healthcare Research “COST Opportunities at Health projects”
  • High Level Group, Strasbourg, France

April

  • Joint COST WssTP Strategic Conference on Water in Urban Environment – Bringing Research to the Market
  • JAF meeting, Brussels, Belgium

March


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 Association
COST Association
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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