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 2014


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


  • 191st CSO meeting - Brussels, Belgium


  • Extraordinary Executive Board meeting - Brussels, Belgium



  • 190th CSO meeting, Brussels, Belgium


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


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


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


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

Calendar of Activities 2013


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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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


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


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
c/o COST Office, Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels
Tel. +32 494 52 40 94
Fax +32 2 533 38 90


Last updated: 21 October 2014 top of page

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