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28 June 2017
COST, Brussels

Transdisciplinary strategic event

COST Connect: Water for Food and Agriculture in the Mediterranean Area

Water for food and agriculture is an important topic on the agenda. COST supports more than 20 Actions in this area and European stakeholders intensively discuss the issue with a strong focus on the Mediterranean area. COST aims to provide networking opportunities to structure this important field, to link the active researchers with policy stakeholders and thus connect the dots in the European Research Area.

Upon invitation only

21 - 23 June 2017
Valletta, Malta

External events

EuroNanoForum 2017

COST is delighted to be part of EuroNanoForum 2017.

Registration open

22 - 26 May 2017
Convention Centre Strasbourg (France)

External events

E-MRS 2017 Spring Meeting

Founded in 1983, the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) now has more than 3,200 members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories, who meet regularly to debate recent technological developments of functional materials. The E-MRS differs from many single-discipline professional societies by encouraging scientists, engineers and research managers to exchange information on an interdisciplinary platform, and by recognizing professional and technical excellence by promoting awards for achievement from student to senior scientist level.

Registration open

10 - 12 May 2017
Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

External events

Cultural Literacy in Europe - Second Biennial Conference

Cultural Literacy in Europe (CLE) 2017, already the second biennial conference, will be dedicated to the issue of motion, which is crucial for the contemporary human condition.

Registrations as of January 2017

07 - 08 April 2017
La Tricoterie, Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels

COST Action events

Participatory Urbanism Forum

COST Action participants of People Friendly Cities united with stakeholders around Europe for two days of panels, workshops, and collaboration.

27 - 28 March 2017
Royal Society in Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

External events

Higgs Cosmology meeting

Dr Veronica Sanz, Management Committee Member in COST Action CA15108, Connecting insights in fundamental physics - FUNDAMENTALCONNECTIONS, was one of the speakers in the programme.

27 - 30 March 2017
Cavallerizza Reale, Turin, Italy

Exploratory workshops

2nd International Congress on Strigolactones (ICS)

COST Action FA1206 STREAM organised the second edition of the Congress.

24 February 2017
Rannís - The Icelandic Centre for Research, Reykjavik

External events

COST Info Day in Iceland

20 February 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

External events

Inspiring researchers, strengthening Europe - Portugal in the spotlight

COST Action participants from the Portuguese R&D community joined representatives of national research organisations, policy makers and industry at an informal lunch with the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, to discuss the need to support open and bottom-up networking and to highlight some success stories of the COST networks.

09 - 10 February 2017
Brussels

Exploratory workshops

Ageing and Technology, COST-AAL-MYBL joint workshop

The ageing of the European population is creating many new challenges and opportunities for individuals, organisations and governments. Many of these challenges are being addressed by information and communication technologies, which form an integral part of everyday life for everyone. Sometimes technologies are targeted at particular needs or age groups, but often they are generic, addressing many issues and kinds of people. These new technologies create new opportunities and sometimes challenges. Three relevant European initiatives have agreed to collaborate and to jointly address some of the key issues in their fields which are of interest to the research and innovation community.

08 February 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Strategic workshops

Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for Invasive Alien Species in Europe | JRC-COST joint workshop

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a growing threat to Europe’s biodiversity. This JRC-COST joint workshop focused on strategies for collecting and sharing data gathered by citizens, with the aim to support a European early warning and rapid information system.

18 - 19 January 2017
Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

COST Action events

Workshop on Environmental Concentrations, Cycling & Modeling of Technology Critical Elements

The NOTICE COST Action TD 1407 organised a workshop on a range of trace elements, including the Platinum Group Metals, Rare Earth Elements, and Nb, Ta, Ga, In, TI, Ge and Te, which are increasingly exploited and emitted due to their use in new technologies in the fields of communication, mobility and energy.

28 November 2016
Cleopatra Hotel, Nicosia

External events

COST Info day in Cyprus

The COST Association and the Research Promotion Foundation organised an Information day in Nicosia to introduce the COST programme.

24 November 2016
Žilina, Slovakia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

COST - H2020 Info Day, Žilina, Slovakia

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices. This session also informed about Horizon 2020 Incoming calls on Transport.

22 - 23 November 2016
Holiday Inn Hotel, Žilina, Slovakia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?

This conference was co-organised between the COST Association and the University of Žilina, the latter as European Research Area (ERA) Chair (ERAdiate project) on International Transport Systems (ITS), and ERTICO as Supporting Partner. This event was held under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

14 - 16 November 2016
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

COST Action events

Second Annual Meeting of SMARTCATs COST Action and Workshop on Smart Energy Carriers in Industry

During the annual Action general meeting, Action participants from 25 countries met for sharing and discussing the latest knowledge gained on the conversion and use of energy carriers, spanning from the development and optimization of kinetic mechanisms for fuel conversion, to pollutants monitoring and control to the advanced diagnostics, from the generation of tools for data collection and mining to the application of smart energy carriers at large scale.

09 - 12 November 2016
University of Split, Croatia.

COST Action events

Training School on Electromagnetic Modelling Techniques for Ground Penetrating Radar

The four-day training school was organised by the COST Action TU1208 in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB), at the University of Split (Croatia).

26 - 28 October 2016
Newcastle University, United Kingdom

COST Action events

Novel structural skins symposium - improving sustainability and efficiency through new structural textile materials and designs

The fifth of a series of events dating back to 2003, this year's edition gathered membrane architects and engineers alike.

26 - 28 October 2016
Incheba, Bratislava, Slovakia

External events

Re-Industrialisation of the European Union 2016

The COST Association will be present at the European Commission booth (DG Research & Innovation), where information about the COST Open Call, the COST Actions and the COST programme will be provided by the COST team during the conference.

24 October 2016
Bucharest, Romania

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Bucharest, Romania

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

05 - 06 October 2016
Madrid Town Hall & Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid

COST Action events

Engendering Habitat III: Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport

Marking four years of work for policy network gendeSTE, the event’s tracks and topics helped define gender-related priorities for the New Urban Agenda, the U.N.’s strategy for sustainable urban development across the globe for the next 20 years.

03 - 04 October 2016
Dublin City University

COST Action events

Ethics and Disasters: From Where We Are to Where We Need To Go. Final Conference of COST Action "Disaster Bioethics"

When a disaster leaves more people injured than can be treated, who decides between who gets treated and who doesn’t? During the Ebola outbreak, how were the ethical challenges addressed? What additional ethical issues arise for low income countries when disasters hit? What ethics guidance and training have international organisations for responders to disasters and epidemics?

23 - 25 September 2016
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

COST Action events

1st Summer School on Runtime Verification

COST Network Runtime Verification beyond Monitoring (ARVI) organised the Runtime Verification Summer School: 'Branches of practical topics rooted in theory'.

21 - 22 September 2016
Bratislava, Slovakia

High-level policy event

COST Ministerial Conference

Representatives of the COST Member States governments, Cooperating State and the European Commission met at the COST Ministerial Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 21-22 September 2016, to confirm their commitment to the programme, considered an effective asset for European research and innovation thanks to its demonstrated contribution to scientific capacity building through cooperation, coordination and knowledge exchange.

24 - 27 July 2016
Manchester, UK

External events

ESOF 2016 - Euroscience Open Forum

COST was proud to be a Supporting Partner at ESOF 2016, a biennial, inter-disciplinary, pan-European meeting which brought together 4.500 scientists, innovators, policy makers and government officials, business leaders, the media and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.

04 - 07 July 2016
Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

COST Action events

Training School on Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, Validation, Optimization and Reduction of Detailed Combustion echanism for practical use of Smart Energy Carriers

The Training School was organised by The SMARTCATs COST Action (CM1404).

27 - 30 June 2016
Athens, Greece

External events

European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2016)

COST was delighted to host a Tutorial and a Session at the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2016), as well as participate in a Workshop.

27 - 29 May 2016
Tate Modern, London

COST Action events

New Materialism Training School, Research Genealogies and Material Practices

COST Action New Materialism organised a training school at the Tate Modern museum in London, focusing on the genealogies of new materialisms.

25 May 2016
Split, Croatia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Split, Croatia

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

24 May 2016
COST Association, Brussels

Strategic workshops

COST-EC Joint Exploratory Workshop: Pathways for Connecting Excellence by Twinning, Teaming, ERA-Chairs and COST Networking Actions

Integrating and empowering researchers and scientists from less connected academic, public or private institutions is currently one of the biggest challenges for European knowledge communities.

23 May 2016
Rijeka, Croatia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Rijeka, Croatia

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

20 May 2016
Zagreb, Croatia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Zagreb, Croatia

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

22 April 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Ljubljana, Slovenia

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

21 - 22 April 2016
Ankara, Turkey

COST Action events

WINERCOST 1st International Conference

COST Action WINERCOST organised the first international conference on “Wind Energy Harvesting: From Aeolian Farms to Cities of the Future”.

20 April 2016
Riga, Latvia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Riga, Latvia

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

18 - 19 April 2016
Aula Magna, Old University Building, University of Malta (Valletta Campus)

COST Action events

ICITY - Enhancing Places through Technology

COST Action CYBERPARKS organised a conference on the the ICT opportunities and challenges in redefining public spaces.

18 - 20 April 2016
St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

External events

18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference – MELECON 2016

COST participated in MELECON 2016, an IEEE Region 8 flagship conference with a long standing history of excellence both in electrotechnology and in recent years in information and communication technologies as well. MELECON 2016 covered complementary thematic areas that hold great promise for the advancement of research and technological development in the solution of complex engineering systems. In this context, MELECON 2016 attracted high quality papers and provided a platform for the cross fertilization of new ideas and know-how under the special theme of the conference that was Intelligent & Efficient Technologies & Services for the Citizen.

05 - 06 April 2016
University Federico II, Naples

COST Action events

Data Collection and Mining toward the Virtual Chemistry of Smart Energy Carriers

The workshop was a starting point for discussing the main requirements and tools to develop e-infrastructures, databases, software and mathematical tools for data collection and handling. It also addressed the chemistry optimisation of smart energy carriers.

29 March - 05 April 2016
Reykjavik, Iceland

COST Action events

Co-Creating Urban Spaces - The Transformation of ‘The Given City’

COST Action People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World" organised an 8-day training school on new ways of transforming cities to better cater to people's needs, enabling them to actively participate in the cities' development.

10 - 11 March 2016
National Research Council of Italy, Rome

COST Action events

Maritime Safety and Security: Future Perspectives

The final conference of Action MARSAFENET offered an overview of the network's main results, gathering participants from all over the world.

07 March 2016
University of Montenegro

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Podgorica, Montenegro

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

03 March 2016
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

02 March 2016
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

17 February 2016
University of Warsaw

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Warsaw, Poland

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

16 February 2016
Cracow University of Technology

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Cracow, Poland

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

04 February 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Strategic workshops

The Role of City-Regions in the Achievement of a Low Carbon Economy

The COST Association and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) hosted on Thursday 04 February 2016 a Joint Workshop which aimed at revisiting the importance of both bottom-up and top-down solutions in accelerating the penetration of low carbon policies into practice.

07 - 10 December 2015
European Parliament, Brussels

External events

COST at the 7th European Innovation Summit

This year's European Innovation Summit was set to achieve a pact for innovation by discussing the key challenges to a more innovative Europe. COST Actions presented their own contribution to bottom-up innovation as part of a breakfast debate and a plenary session.

26 November 2015
Classic Remise Düsseldorf, Germany

External events

COST at Naturejobs Career Expo Düsseldorf 2015

This event connected talented researchers and scientists across EU. COST hosted two workshops and an exhibition stand. Registered participants had the chance to attend all conferences and workshops, meet employers face-to-face, network with leading scientific institutions of their interest, learn how to enhance their employability, and maximize their career prospects.

09 - 11 November 2015
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

COST Action events

Training school on Numerical modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar using gprMax

The three-day training school was organised by COST Action TU1208 and the Department of Geophysics, in the School of Geology, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

04 - 06 November 2015
Hof van Liere, University of Antwerp, Antwerp

COST Action events

International Workshop on Industrial Tomography 2015

This event was an activity of COST Action MP1207.

20 - 22 October 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

External events

ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform

COST hosted an information booth at the ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform, on 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

12 - 14 October 2015
London, UK

COST Action events

Ground Penetrating Radar for road-pavement assessment and detection of buried utilities

06 October 2015
Dresden, Germany

COST Action events

Atomic Layer Deposition Symposium at SEMICON Europa

30 September 2015
Charlemagne building, Brussels

External events

Building a resilient Europe in a globalised world

An open event, the 2015 edition focused on science and its role in creating a resilient and prosperous Europe.

14 - 18 September 2015
Karlsruhe, Germany

COST Action events

Optofluidic Sensor Systems and Technologies 2015

09 September 2015
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Integrating the Stake of Rare Disciplines at the National and European Level

The COST Association and the National Rectors’ conferences of France (CPU), Germany (HRK), Hungary (MRK), Poland (CRASP) and the Netherlands (VSNU), hosted an Exploratory Workshop “Integrating the stake of rare disciplines at the European level”, in Brussels (Belgium), on Wednesday 09 September 2015. This workshop was held with the participation of the European University Association (EUA).

07 - 08 September 2015
Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus, Istanbul

COST Action events

4th International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communication (IWOW)

COST Action

06 - 10 September 2015
Gran Hotel Bernardin

COST Action events

1st World Congress on Electroporation, Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine, Food and Environmental Technologies

COST Action EP4Bio2Med organised the first worldwide electroporation congress in

26 - 28 August 2015
CERTH conference centre, Thessaloniki

COST Action events

1st general meeting of COST Action SMARTCATs

COST Action SMARTCATs held its first general meeting, with a side workshop on smart energy carriers for power, industry and engines.

09 - 11 July 2015
Avignon, France

External events

Rencontres Recherche et Création

COST partnered with the French National Research Agency in light of the 2015 edition of “Rencontres Recherche et Création”.

02 July 2015
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Bulgaria

This initiative consists of a series of half-day events where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, and COST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

29 June - 02 July 2015
Paris, France

External events

European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2015)

COST was delighted to host a session at this year’s European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2015). This session took place at the Room Molière on Wednesday 01 July, from 16:30 to 18:00, and was entitled: SPS07: COST Highlight - Optimal End-to-End Multimedia Communication Networks.

16 June 2015
Budapest, Hungary

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Hungary

COST were delighted to host the Introduction to the COST Framework, an information session exclusively dedicated to researchers, engineers and scholars of all scientific and technology fields working in Hungary, which took place on 16 June 2015, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary).

12 June 2015
Chamber of Commerce, Bremen, Germany

External events

Maritime Security and Offshore Activities: Legal Aspects

COST Action MARSAFENET organised a one-day international conference in collaboration with the Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM) and the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI).

10 - 12 June 2015
Riga, Latvia

External events

COST Highlights on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials - EuroNanoForum 2015

COST was at EuroNanoForum 2015.

04 - 05 June 2015
Riga, Latvia

External events

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2015 (WIRE 2015)

COST Association President, Dr Rodríguez-Peña, participated in the 05 June parallel session entitled “The impact of Spreading excellence and widening participation at regional level”. Her presentation focused on the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness policy contributing to spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Horizon 2020.

28 May 2015
Bucharest, Romania

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Introduction to the COST Framework - Romania

COST were delighted to host the Introduction to the COST Framework Programme, an information session exclusively dedicated to researchers, engineers and scholars of all scientific and technology fields working in Romania, on 28 May 2015, at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania).

26 - 31 May 2015
University of Malta, Department of Construction and Management

COST Action events

WINERCOST 1st Training School - "Advances in Wind Energy Technology"

08 - 09 May 2015
Athens, Greece

COST Action events

Is fascism on the rise? A dialogue between social psychologists and historians on collective memory and the current revival of fascist ideologies

05 - 07 May 2015
Cracow University of Technology

COST Action events

Training school: Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar in Urban Areas - the Sensitive Case of Historical Cities

COST Action TU1208 organised a training school on ground penetrating radar, especially designed for early career investigators and PhD students

27 April 2015
COST Association

Perspectives on evaluating interdisciplinary research in Europe

COST Targeted Network Sci-GENERATION organised a workshop looking at the future of interdisciplinary research and how different evaluation methods could impact funding this kind of research.

20 - 24 April 2015
Karlsruhe, Germany

COST Action events

Training School on UWB Antennas, Technologies and Applications

16 - 18 April 2015
London, UK

External events

Cultural Literacy in Europe

This international gathering brought together academics interested in the development of Literary and Cultural Studies in Europe and beyond, as well as policymakers at European and national level. The conference was the first step in implementing the recommendations of the European-wide project Cultural Literacy in Europe and inaugurated a European Forum on Cultural Literacy in Europe. The 2015 Conference had two aspects: academic debate on four Literary and Cultural Studies fields, and strategic discussion involving academics together with invited policymakers and funders at European and national level.

25 March 2015
University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

External events

COST Info Day in Serbia

24 March 2015
The University Foundation, Brussels

External events

Horizon 2020 - New Commission, new Agenda

COST outlined its overall contribution to Horizon 2020 objectives at the Science Business event focusing on the first outcomes and expectations of the research and innovation programme, one year on. Participants also discussed challenges in European research and innovation over the next 20 years.

20 March 2015
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI), Bratislava

External events

COST Info Day in Slovakia

19 March 2015
Research Council of Lithuania, Vilnius

External events

COST Info Day: A step towards international research collaboration

19 March 2015
National Research Council (CNR), Rome, Italy

External events

COST Info Day in Italy

19 March 2015
Research Council of Lithuania, Vilnius

External events

COST Info Day in Lithuania

10 March 2015
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

External events

COST Info Day in Portugal

09 March 2015
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), Brussels

External events

COST Info Day in Belgium

06 March 2015
Villa Bighi, Kalkara

External events

COST Info Day in Malta

05 March 2015
TÜBİTAK Başkanlık, Kavaklıdere, Ankara

External events

COST Info Day in Turkey

04 March 2015
Universidade de Aveiro

External events

COST Info Day in Portugal

24 - 27 February 2015
Wels, Upper Austria

External events

World Sustainable Energy Days 2015

COST was a partner of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2015, one of the largest annual conferences in this field in Europe, offering a unique combination of events on sustainable energy.

19 February 2015
Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl), The Hague

External events

COST Info Day in The Netherlands

06 February 2015
BIS Conference Centre, London

External events

COST Info Day in the United Kingdom

04 February 2015
Nicosia

External events

COST Info Day in Cyprus

13 January 2015
Madrid

External events

COST Info Day in Spain

17 - 20 November 2014
European Parliament

External events

COST at the 6th European Innovation Summit

COST was actively involved in this year's European Innovation Summit, organising a policy breakfast and participating in two sessions. The Summit underlined the importance of a "mandate for innovation in Europe", looking at the new institutional cycle of the European Union.

15 - 16 October 2014
Lisbon Oceanarium, Portugal

External events

World Research and Innovation Congress - Oceans

COST was a partner of the World Research and Innovation Congress - Oceans. The Congress featured a series of topics: - Important policy issues facing oceans research. - Horizon 2020 funding opportunities. - International collaboration and partnership, with special emphasis on trans-regional networks, ocean partnerships and the Iceland Oceans Cluster. - The future of marine research.

22 - 25 September 2014
School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy

COST Action events

Training School on Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

Action TU1208 organised a training school on the civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

17 - 19 September 2014
Torino, Italy

Transdisciplinary strategic event

The Cities of Tomorrow: the Challenges of Horizon 2020 Conference

As underlined in Cities of Tomorrow – Challenges, visions, ways forward (European Commission, DG Regional Policy 2011), cities are at once the breeding ground for many urban problems and science and technology solutions, culture and innovation, individual and collective creativity, and their role in mitigating the impact of climate change. In recent years, the economic and financial crisis has intensified several urban problems and demonstrated the limits of existing sectorial policies, hence calling for an integrated, cross-sectorial and territorial approach which offers a new European model of urban development. This workshop aimed at defining this new integrated concept of cities which will generate dynamic urban development, transport, engineering, environment and social perspectives across a diversity of geographical levels. This ambition can only be realised by an interdisciplinary cooperation that COST is best positioned to provide, leveraging expertise from four Domain Committees (TUD in collaboration with ESSEM, ICT and ISCH) and exchanged ideas with key actors in the field of urban development. Such cross-fertilization of ideas can generate a holistic vision that encompasses all the trends and problems characterizing the cities and propose possible solutions integrating social sciences, physical and engineering sciences as well as life sciences.

27 - 28 August 2014
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Scientific Roadmap for Projections of Global Change Impacts on Forests

Europe’s forests contribute substantially to human prosperity and well-being. Forests have been subject to intensive research for centuries. However, new developments such as climate change as well as other environmental and societal changes are challenging our current knowledge about sustainable management of forests. These challenges have been partly addressed by a number of past and ongoing research projects and COST Actions, but a synthesis of what we know and what we do not know regarding the future of forests is needed. This 2-day event brought together a group of approximately 30 scientists to discuss the challenges and research needs for making projections about the future of Europe’s forests under climate and global change.

08 - 10 July 2014
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy

External events

2014 RuminOmics Summer School

30 June - 04 July 2014
Brussels, Belgium

COST Action events

15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2014)

COST Action TU1208 co-organised this year's GPR event alongside Université Catholique de Louvain, University of Edinburgh, Roma Tre University and Delft University of Technology.

22 - 26 June 2014
Copenhagen

External events

ESOF 2014 - Euroscience Open Forum

COST was proudly present at ESOF 2014, an inter-disciplinary, pan-European meeting which every two years brings together 5000 scientists, business leaders, government officials and international media to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the major global challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health. This year's vision was to raise awareness of science in the public and to strengthen the effective “bridges” between science and society that is synonymous with Euroscience.

16 - 20 June 2014
Bucharest, Romania

Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Electroceramics: Trends and Perspectives - COST Action MP0904 Showcase within Electroceramics XIV

Electroceramics materials and applications are one of the major research topics in the field of materials science. The aim of Electroceramics XIV was to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scientists of various theoretical and experimental areas, involved in fundamental as well in applied research or in industrial implementation of such materials in multifunctional devices. The scientific programme included the full-day COST Action MP0904 Showcase: Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Electroceramics: Trends and Perspectives.

06 - 07 June 2014
University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

External events

COST Action Smart Energy Regions at Green Summit 2014

12 - 14 May 2014
Sirolo (AN), Italy

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Bridging the Gap between Science and Art

The main objective of this COST strategic transdisciplinary event was to highlight the creative and emotional processes behind any outstanding scientific discovery similar to those underlying artistic productions and therefore render a scientific career more appealing for undergraduate students considering pursuing one. There is a strong parallelism between scientists and artists when it comes to the creation of new scientific and artistic ideas. Nowadays, more than ever, we need creative scientists and artists to share their ideas and collaborate in order to boost Europe’s competitiveness and innovation potential.

12 - 13 May 2014
Athens, Greece

Food Waste in the European Food Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities

The problem of food wastage has attracted considerable public attention in recent years, as did the resolution adopted on the subject by the European Parliament on 19 January 2012 (2011/2175(INI). Declaring 2014 the European Year against Food Waste, as proposed by the European Parliament, will not only give strong support to the reduction of food waste, but also raise public awareness on the issue in which COST is playing a significant role in the research arena by connecting high quality scientific communities throughout Europe and worldwide, however COST, also facilitates the information flow between researchers, policy makers, regulatory bodies, decision makers and industry. Consequently, a strategic activity on Food Waste was a natural role for COST.

05 - 08 May 2014
Athens, Greece

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Epigenetics: From Bench To Bedside

Given that epigenetics is currently recognized as one of the most exciting fields of modern science, there is an urgent need for considering a role for the EU research community with respect to this new and emerging discipline of biology which, notably, is compared by many top-ranked scientists with the revolution of quantum physics at the beginning of the 20th century. The conference offered an excellent opportunity for defining a solid framework for establishing EU as a world leader in the field. The Domain structure at COST guaranteed a maximum of success by bringing together scientists from BMBS, CMCT, FA, and ICT. By employing a highly interdisciplinary panel of speakers as well as participants representing top-class EU academic institutions and enterprises, the event will clarify the emerging importance of epigenetics in basic as well as in applied research.

07 - 08 April 2014
Sopot, Poland

The Predictive Power of Marine Science in a Changing Climate

The future quality of life on Earth depends fundamentally on trends in world climate. Seas and oceans play a dominant role in regulating global climate by helping to control greenhouse gases, global heat transfer and weather patterns. If we also consider the energy and other resources oceans offer, their essential importance to human existence becomes obvious. Reports from various international communities clearly indicate that the marine environment becomes a subject to migrate under the climate change. This strategic event focused on the current capabilities of the predictive tools and programmes aimed at describing the future scenarios of the marine environment changes, and at identifying the gaps in our present knowledge of the marine science in terms of atmosphere-ocean interactions, sea water dynamics, role of marine chemistry in diagnosis of the present stay and prediction of future perspective, and interaction of ocean dynamics and ecology.

27 - 28 March 2014
Brussels, Belgium

COST Actions: A Great Opportunity as Incubators for Molecular Science and Technology

Founding a company in the fields of chemistry and the life sciences is not only associated with high initial investments for good equipment but it also requires capable minds to develop scientific ideas into marketable products. Many scientists at universities and other research institutions dream about a company but there are many hurdles to overcome to achieve such objective. From the basic scientific intuition to the establishment of a “new technology company“ able to attract customers, find suitable suppliers, hire an appropriate workforce, etc., a rigorous business plan is needed and investment capital is required to launch the start-up.

23 - 27 March 2014
Rehovot, Israel

COST Action events

COST Action MP1006 Conference on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics

27 - 28 November 2013
Hotel Diplomat, Prague (CZ)

COST Action events

1st BacFoodNet Conference - A European Network for Mitigating Bacterial Colonisation and Persistence on Foods and Food Processing Environments

25 - 27 November 2013
Zagreb, Croatia

Transdisciplinary strategic event

COST Arts & Technologies (CAT)

The rationale behind the COST Arts & Technologies (CAT) workshop is that there are large potential gains in integrating arts on the one hand with technologies on the other, to a larger extent than what has been done so far. Combining artistic creativity with technological expertise should in itself have a great potential to lead to new products, services and social innovations.

18 - 20 November 2013
Delft University of Technology

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Materials in a resource-constrained world

Modern society is totally dependent upon the affordable access to raw materials from which high-tech materials are produced for the automotive, aviation, electronics, power generation, medical, construction and other industries. We live in a materialized world. However, the triptych of decreasing finite natural resources, an ever increasing human population, and rapidly increasing levels of consumption in the developing world are putting increasing demands on the planets' raw materials and natural resources.

06 - 08 November 2013
LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania

External events

ICT 2013 - Create, Connect, Grow

15 October 2013
Brussels, Belgium

High-level policy event

COST Science Night

COST Science Night 2013 provided European policymakers and representatives of the EU institutions, the scientific community and the press the opportunity to meet researchers leading selected COST Actions, who showcased their cutting-edge work in a number of scientific fields and explained how the pan-European science and technology networks supported by COST contribute to addressing key global scientific and societal challenges.

15 October 2013
COST Office

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Open Access: Practices, Opportunities and Challenges Breakfast Workshop

A high profile event designed to present and discuss outcomes from a COST Symposium on Open Access held in May 2013, with a select group of policymakers and expert practitioners involved in setting open access policy and implementing it in practice.

24 September 2013
European Parliament, Brussels; Belgium, Room A1E-2

Strategic workshops

The European landscape of research funding- Achievements in FP7 and prospects in Horizon 2020

A workshop was jointly organised by COST and STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) on current and future European research funding instruments.

23 - 27 September 2013
University of Szczecin, Poland

COST Action events

Under the Sea: Archeology and Palaeolandscapes

Under the Sea was the final conference of COST Action TD0902 - Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology and Landscapes of the Continental Shelf (SPLASHCOS).

23 - 24 September 2013
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania

External events

Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities

COST participated at the Lithuanian EU Presidency’s Conference “Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities”, held at Mykolas Romeris University on September 23-24th, 2013.

22 - 26 September 2013
Valletta, Malta

External events

TPDL 2013 - International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

COST was proud to be a partner of the TPDL 2013 conference. The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2013 was the 17th edition of the conference and it was organized by the University of Malta with the support of COST. For further information about TPDL 2013 visit http://www.tpdl2013.info/

19 - 22 September 2013
Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

External events

HAICTA 2013 - 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment

COST was proud to be a partner of the HAICTA 2013 conference. HAICTA 2013 aimed to bring together professional, experts and researchers working on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment. Furthermore, another emphasis iwa put on the applicability of ICT solutions to real industry cases and the respective challenges.

07 - 09 July 2013
Nisyros Island, Greece

COST Action events

3rd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS-3)

ELCAS-3 provided a multidisciplinary international forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange information, to present high-quality research results and new developments in the wide domain covered by the tools of Exergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and issues relating to the environment and sustainability.

03 - 05 July 2013
Hotel Sana Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

External events

FuNeMS 2013 - Future Network and MobileSummit 2013

COST was proud to be a partner at the FuNeMS 2013. The pan-European Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013’s agenda offered workshops, roundtables and mastermind keynotes. COST joined this gathering of leading researchers, policy makers and business leaders to highlight how COST as a networking programme is uniquely positioned to leverage added value in terms of Information and Communication Technologies and to generate output at European level.

19 - 21 June 2013
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

COST Action events

Sustainable Energy Storage in Buildings Conference

Cost Action TU0802 was proud to present the Sustainable Energy Storage in Buildings Conference, the 2nd International Sustainable Energy Storage Conference (IC-SES2). It was held on June 19-21 2013 in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

18 - 20 June 2013
Convention Centre Dublin

External events

EuroNanoForum 2013

COST was proud to be a partner at the EuroNanoForum 2013

10 - 13 June 2013
Brussels, Belgium

Transdisciplinary strategic event

The future concept and reality of Social Robotics: Challenges, Perception and Applications - Role of Social Robotics in current and future society

Researchers have exerted considerable efforts to advance the robotic technologies as well as to understand their social implications. As a result, robotics is now a highly articulated field with various types of robots already assisting numerous areas of human activity. Despite their increasing significance and relevance, the general public tends to think that robots still belong to the world of science fiction and research laboratories.

06 - 07 June 2013
University College Cork (Ireland)

External events

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2013

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe Conference - WIRE 2013

05 - 06 June 2013
Steigenberger Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

External events

World Research and Innovation Congress - Pioneers in Healthcare

COST was a partner of the inaugural World Research and Innovation Congress - Pioneers in Healthcare.

13 - 14 May 2013
Vienna, Austria

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Open Access: COST Symposium on Practice, Opportunities and Challenges

Debate and discussion in relation to open access to publications and on open access to research data have taken place across a range of disciplines in recent years. The European Commission recommendation (July 2012) on access to and preservation of scientific information, recent consultations by the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation with stakeholders on this matter, numerous statements and initiatives from national research funding bodies, as well as debates on how to advance open science within the context of the European Research Area, attest to the current significance of this topic, not only for researchers, but also for industry and ultimately for societies as a whole.

13 - 14 May 2013
Kandersteg, Switzerland

COST Action events

"Plant Epigenetics" Workshop

In the last few years, research in the field of epigenetics has gained strong scientific momentum in all disciplines of biology. Epigenetics, that studies covalent modifications of DNA and chromatin, is very interesting for many reasons, one of which being the transmission of information from cell to cell or from parents to siblings, independently of the DNA sequence. In other words, gene expression states (which genes were “on” or “off”) can be transmitted from one cell to its progeny. Epigenetics has important implications in many different fields of research such as basic regulation of gene expression, plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, genome evolution, ecological adaptation and plant breeding.

18 April 2013
Poreč, Croatia

COST Action events

Structural Glass Conference

COST Action TU0905 ‘Structural glass – Novel design methods and next generation products’ organised a mid-term conference in 2013. This two-day international conference addressed the challenging and rapidly evolving domain of structural glass.

16 - 18 April 2013
Brussels, Belgium

Transdisciplinary strategic event

COST and WssTP Joint Strategic Conference: Water in the Urban Environment - Bringing Research to the Market

Water is not only as a resource, it has now become a serious political issue. COST, in collaboration with Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP), brought together scientists and decision-makers to an event that focused on water in the urban environment, discussed the key issue of better water governance and created a market for research.

09 - 10 April 2013
Oporto, Portugal

COST Action events

COST Action IC1005 organises the First International Conference and SME Workshop on HDR imaging

High Dynamic Range imaging can capture and display the full range of real-world lighting. This Conference and SME Workshop brought together leading academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to review the latest developments and considered the future potential of this revolutionary technology.

25 - 26 March 2013
Madrid, Spain

DC FPS Annual Progress Conference 2013

The Annual Progress Conference, held every year, gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

18 March 2013
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

The biggest accelerators in space and on earth

COST Action MP0905 ‘Black Holes in a Violent Universe’ organised a joint workshop with the CERN Theoretical Physics Division and the Large Hadron Collider Physics Centre at CERN (LPCC). The event took place from 18 to 22 March at CERN, Zurich (Switzerland), and focused on the phenomena taking place at the highest-energies available in the cosmos and in the laboratory…

14 - 15 March 2013
Vienna, Austria

Strategic workshops

Shaping Cities for the New Challenges

This TUD Workshop focused on scientific and technological novelties, highlighting under-developed scientific areas, and stimulating their strategic development, contributing to shaping cities for the new challenges.

12 March 2013
South Moravian Innovation Centre in Brno, Czech Republic,

External events

'COST and European Cooperation in Basic Research' at the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC)

COST was invited to the monthly meeting of research grant managers and researchers organised by the South Moravian Innovation Centre in Brno, Czech Republic, to provide hands-on information on how to join COST Actions.

11 - 14 March 2013
Barcelona, Spain

Young Researchers direct the way to Innovation in the Forest-based sector - COST Young Researchers' Forum at the 8th FTP Conference

Following the success of the Early-Stage Researchers’ Forum at the 7th FTP Conference, COST organised an Early-Stage Researchers' Forum at the 8th FTP Conference organised by the the Forest-based Technology Platform.

07 March 2013
Wrocław Research Centre EIT+, Worclaw, Poland

External events

COST Info Day: Promoting New Emerging Infrastructure and Research Projects

COST has been invited to organise an Info Day at the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ in order to introduce the COST programme and opportunities. This effort is part of COST's commitment to increase inclusiveness in COST activities, while fostering scientific excellence throughout Europe.

14 - 15 February 2013
European Commission, SDR1 conference room

Transdisciplinary strategic event

Relationship between genome and epigenome Joint Workshop

This COST and European Commission Research & Innovation Framework Programme workshop brought together scientists from the COST Actions and from the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to discuss the link between genome and epigenome.

29 January 2013
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

External events

Dinner Debate: How Can Networking in Science and Technology Help SMEs Meet the Innovation Union Goals?

On 29 January 2012 COST organised a dinner debate together with the K4I (Knowledge 4 Innovation) Forum of the European Parliament on the topic of 'Enhancing SME cooperation in Science and Technology'. This debate aimed at opening a forum where the SME voice and interest in joining European programmes is heard, promoting SMEs participation in European science and technology networking, and devising opportunities for simplified access of SMEs to participate in European research programmes.

28 January 2013
COST Office Brussels

COST Action events

'The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform' - Policy Meeting: Presentation of Results to EU Policy-Makers

In the framework of COST IS0702, various human rights research centres, notably members of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), carried out joint research activities related to achievements, gaps and weaknesses in the United Nations human rights protection mechanisms, as well as the contribution of the EU and its member states towards strengthening these mechanisms. COST Action IS0702 presented the results of its work to European policy-makers.

25 January 2013
Teorifagbygget, University of Tromso, Norway

Exploratory workshops

Arctic Shipping: Navigation through challenging waters

This Open Workshop was held on 25 January 2013 in the week dedicated to the Arctic Frontiers. Arctic Frontiers supports open and independent dialogue, builds partnerships, and contributes to the discussion about pan-arctic political strategies for sustainable development in the Arctic.

09 - 13 December 2012
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld, Germany

COST Action events

Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration

COST Action IS1001 was delighted to support 'Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration'. The second 2012 ESF-Bielefeld University research conference, this event focused on social inequalities between world regions, countries, organisations, groups and categories of people involved in environmental and climate-induced migration.

04 December 2012
Solvay Library, Brussels, Belgium

High-level policy event

COST Science Night - How S&T Networks Impact Tomorrow's Europe

This exclusive event aimed to showcase the impact of science and technology networks on Europe's society. At this unique science night researchers leading successful COST Actions met research policy-makers and stakeholders for interactive discussions.

03 - 05 December 2012
Belgrade, Serbia

COST Action events

1st European Early Stage Researchers’ Conference on Hydrogen Storage

29 - 30 November 2012
European Parliament and Thon EU Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

High-level policy event

European Gender Summit

COST was a proud partner of the second European Gender Summit themed 'Aligning Agendas for Excellence'.

14 November 2012
'FILOXENIA' Conference Centre, Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus

External events

Completing the European Research Area in the Context of the Innovation Union – Boarding Time

This EU Presidency conference aimed to bring together European Research Area stakeholders such as research organisations, universities, private enterprises and public authorities to contribute to the debate on the policy measures and actions which must be implemented with a view to completing ERA by 2014.

08 - 09 November 2012
Ktima Makenzy, Larnaca, Cyprus

External events

European Institute of Innovation and Technology Stakeholders Conference – Addressing Societal Challenges through the EIT

This Conference of the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council was organised by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus with the support of the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme.

29 October - 03 November 2012
Lemesos, Cyprus

External events

4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2012)

This year, EuroMed2012 focused on cultural heritage. The government of the Republic of Cyprus included the EU Cultural Heritage policy and the Europe 2020/Innovation Union Initiative as important thematic priorities in the work programme of the presidency of the Council of the European Union. EuroMed2012 agenda contributed to the programme of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU in the area of Cultural Heritage.

19 October 2012
Vienna, Austria

COST Action events

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Interface between Science and Practice

COST Action IS0801 on Cyberbullying, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts, and Cultural Affairs and the University of Vienna's Faculty of Psychology organised a joint conference on Cyberbullying.

12 October 2012
University of Naples, Itally

COST Action events

Insecurity at Sea: Piracy and other Risks to Navigation

The current escalation of pirate attacks has become a matter of concern for the international community as a whole. MARSAFENET - the acronym for NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security - brought together experts to discuss this hot issue.

11 - 14 October 2012
Verona, Italy

External events

XI International Symposium on Platinum Coordination Compounds in Cancer Chemotherapy, Stem Cells, DNA repair mechanisms, DNA-damaging agents

Compared to previous editions of the symposium, XI ISPCC broadened the traditional themes (i.e. the pre-clinical and clinical pharmacology and pharmacodynamics) of platinum and other heavy metal compounds to include emerging areas of interest namely ‘stem cells, DNA-repair mechanisms, DNA-damaging agents’.

11 - 12 October 2012
Palais des Académies, Brussels

External events

First Conference on Physics for Development

09 - 10 October 2012
European Parliament, Brussels

External events

4th European Innovation Summit

COST was a partner of the fourth European Innovation Summit held at the European Parliament in Brussels under the motto 'Building bridges – Creating Synergies'.

09 October 2012
Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA), The Netherlands

COST Action events

COST Industrial Workshop on Kinetic Models for Fuel and Gas

With the aim of opening collaboration with the fuel and gas industry, COST Action CM0901 'Detailed chemical kinetic models for cleaner combustion' organised an industrial workshop - in collaboration with Shell - to present its focus on cleaner engines and gas turbines.

12 - 14 September 2012
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

COST Action events

IMAMPC 2012 - International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry

The third edition of IMAMPC presented high-quality research by young scientists from a wide range of disciplines in Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry.

20 - 21 August 2012
Ramada Hotel, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

COST Action events

Workshop on Science Commercialisation

The Workshop was a Trans Domain COST activity aiming at members and early stage researchers (ESRs) from three COST Actions (FA0806, FA0804, FA1006). The participants of the workshop had the opportunity to acquire information in the area of product commercialisation.

11 - 15 July 2012
The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

External events

ESOF 2012 - Dublin City of Science 2012

COST proudly partnered with ESOF, an inter-disciplinary, pan-European meeting which every two years brings together 5000 scientists, business leaders, government officials and international media to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the major global challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.

02 - 06 July 2012
Plitvice, Croatia

Interdisciplinary Science Initiatives

Green Engineering Camp

The Green Engineering Camp (GEC) was a pilot COST Interdisciplinary Science Initiative (ISI) aimed at engaging specifically early stage researchers and investigators in real-life applications and intelligent and innovative uses of green ICT in order to boost knowledge transfer efficiently and to initiate new ideas and solutions to current and future challenges.

25 - 28 June 2012
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom

COST Action events

Training School “Virus induced gene silencing in cereal and non-cereal plant species”

This Training School was a COST-funded activity aiming at involving Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) from two COST Actions (FA0806 and FA1006). ESRs had the opportunity to acquire the most recent knowledge in the area of VIGS technology.

20 - 22 June 2012
Alexandroupolis, Greece

ESSEM Domain Annual Progress Conference

17 - 22 June 2012
Larnaca, Cyprus

Exploratory workshops

Personalised Medicine: Better Healthcare for the Future - A Rational Approach Focusing on Bioinformatics, Medicinal Chemistry and Medicine

Personalised medicine, enabled by personalised ICT services, and providing genetic and genomic information of every individual, is designed to give each patient an individual therapeutically active drug while minimising the adverse effects.

13 - 15 June 2012
Bucharest, Romania

ICT Domain Annual Progress Conference

04 - 06 June 2012
Dublin, Ireland

CMST Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives the Actions within the Domain the opportunity to report to the Domain Committee on their outcomes and planned activities for the next year.

31 May - 01 June 2012
Lyon, France

ISCH Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

29 - 30 May 2012
Potsdam, Germany

COST Action events

EuroEAP 2012 - 2nd International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles

The EuroEAP platform is an instrument created and managed by the ‘European Scientific Network for Artificial Muscles (ESNAM)’ - COST Action MP1003 to integrate the outcomes of its networking activities in the field of Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles for actuation, sensing and energy harvesting.

29 - 30 May 2012
Zagreb, Croatia

BMBS Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

28 May - 01 June 2012
UPPMAX/UPPNEX, Uppsala, Sweden

COST Action events

Training School ‘Next Generation Sequencing analysis methods for life sciences’

This Training School was a Trans-Domain activity funded by COST to involve the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) from three COST Actions: BM1006 ‘Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Network’, TD0801 ‘Statistical challenges on the 1000€ genome sequences in plants’ and FA0806 ‘Plant virus control employing RNA-based vaccines: A novel non-transgenic strategy’.

15 - 16 May 2012
International Press Centre, Brussels

External events

Water Innovation Europe

COST was delighted to support Water Innovation Europe and reaffirm its commitment to research in the water sector. Water Innovation Europe was an event led jointly by WssTP and ACQUEAU, the EUREKA Cluster for water. It aimed to push forward the central initiative of the European water sector – innovative collaboration for sustainable & competitive results – through active discussion and debate.

26 - 29 March 2012
London, United Kingdom

External events

Planet Under Pressure - New knowledge towards solutions

A major international conference to provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20

19 - 20 March 2012
Conference Center of the National Research Council, Rome, Italy

COST Action events

Combining Soft Computing Techniques and Statistical Methods to Improve Data Analysis Solutions - Final Conference

The final conference of COST Action IC0702 was the last public event of this network and dealt with the core of its programme, Soft Computing and Statistics to improve Data Analysis.

19 - 21 March 2012
Cesena, Italy

COST Action events

1st International Conference on Food Digestion

The 1st International Conference on food digestion was organised by COST Action FA1005 Infogest.

16 March 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exploratory workshops

Sustainable Protein Supply

The aim of the workshop was to come up with a research agenda that provides a vision and ambition on future supply of sustainable protein in Europe and defines the first steps to be taken to realize its implementation.

13 - 14 March 2012
Delft, The Netherlands

External events

Urbanism on Track 2012

Tracking technologies such as GPS, mobile phone tracking, video and RFID monitoring are rapidly becoming part of daily life. Technological progress offers huge possibilities for studying human activity patterns in time and space in new ways.

16 February 2012
International Press Center, Residence Palace, Brussels

RESCUE Synthesis Report - Launch Event

The RESCUE synthesis report was presented officially during the RESCUE Press Event on Thursday 16 February 2012.

19 January 2012
Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

External events

Personalised Health Care: From Theory to Practice

After years of development, personalised health care is starting to move into clinical practice - and patients, healthcare providers and payers could all benefit.

05 - 06 December 2011
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre

External events

Innovation Convention

This first edition of the Innovation Convention was held in Brussels and opened by President Barroso one year after the adoption of the Innovation Union flagship initiative, the EU's roadmap to turn Europe into a more innovation-friendly and competitive continent.

28 - 29 November 2011
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Early embryonic environment as cues of epigenetics responses for sustainable food production

The key to health and developmental success in wombed (mammalians) and non wombed (Fish and poultry) animals for improved sustainability, welfare and production

27 November - 02 December 2011
Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Understanding Extreme Geohazards: The Science of the Disaster Risk Management Cycle

Extreme geohazards are the cause of major disasters. Most of the lives and property lost to disasters caused by geohazards are lost during extreme events. Although extreme geohazards are infrequent and restricted to certain geographical regions, their potential impact is huge and of global scale.

23 November 2011
Historical House of Blackheads, Tallinn, Estonia

External events

Estonia celebrates COST's 40th anniversary

Estonian researchers, politicians and journalists met in the historical House of Blackheads to celebrate COST's 40th anniversary.

17 - 18 November 2011
Natural History Museum, London, UK

Seminars

Advanced Science Communication Training (5th edition)

COST offered its Actions’ Chairs, Vice-Chairs and members with responsibility for communications unique training opportunities to maximise their Action communication potential.

15 November 2011
Ministry of Education Youth and Sports, Czech Republic

External events

COST Impact Day Czech Republic

One day conference on the occasion of 40th anniversary of COST.

08 - 09 November 2011
The Square, Brussels, Belgium

European Gender Summit - Quality Research and Innovation through Equality

The first European Gender Summit provided a forum for stakeholders from research, industry and policy to jointly explore how gendered methodologies can stimulate innovation and advance scientific excellence. The summit will map the current state of knowledge, provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate and draw up concrete action plans for research and innovation policy.

07 - 11 November 2011
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Qld, Australia

External events

International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) 2011

Energy & Meteorology 2011 provided a great opportunity to network with scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers and other specialists working at the junction between weather, climate and energy.

06 - 11 November 2011
Vienna, Austria

The Future Role of Bio-energy from Tree Biomass in Europe

The Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources (RES-D; Directive 2009/28/EC) sets a binding target for the EU to achieve a 20 % renewable energy share by 2020, in which the largest contribution is expected to come from biomass from agriculture, forestry and waste for heat and power generation as well as transport fuels.

03 - 04 November 2011
IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaften) Munich, Germany

External events

Workshop on Value Communication of Novel Agro-technologies

A Trans Domain COST activity where researchers from COST Actions FA0806, FA0804, FA1006 and FP0905 COST Actions shared their specific scientific experience with experts in the Science Communication field on the issue of bringing novel biotechnological products from lab to practice.

23 - 28 October 2011
Crete, Greece

Systems Chemistry III

COST was celebrating the International Year of Chemistry with its third edition of the COST-ESF High-level Research Conference series on Systems Chemistry that took place in October 2011 in Crete/Greece.

18 - 20 October 2011
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

COST Action events

Networks of Science and Technology: a COST exhibition

COST held an exhibition in the European Parliament, Brussels, showcasing the 'networks of science and technology' that COST Actions have been creating across Europe.

10 - 13 October 2011
Warsaw, Poland and Brussels, Belgium

External events

3rd European Innovation Summit

“Towards a European Innovation Eco-System” was the EIS2011 theme in Warsaw on 10 and 11 October while participants in Brussels discussed the role of people and talent for innovation and the future of innovation in Europe on 11 and 12 October 2011.

26 - 27 September 2011
Paris, France

Exploratory workshops

Smart Cities

The COST Exploratory Workshop gathered together city and regional planners, computer scientists, operations researchers, economists, and decision theorists to study how decision sciences and technologies could be used to respond to the challenges posed by the immense growth of cities.

25 - 27 September 2011
Venice, Italy

COST Action events

The right(s) moment is now! - The AHRI/COST Annual Conference

Organised by COST Action IS0702 'The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform', the conference provided a forum for human rights experts from the leading European academic networks (Association of Human Rights Institutes – AHRI, European Cooperation in Science and Technology – COST, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation – EIUC) to discuss their ideas with high-level representatives of the United Nations and the European Union.

20 - 22 September 2011
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

External events

Academia Europaea 23rd Annual Conference "Chemistry, Sciences, Culture and Society in the making of Europe"

The 23rd Annual Conference of Academia Europaea was held in 2011, the International Year of Chemistry which also corresponds to the 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded in 1911 to Marie Curie, for her discovery of radium and polonium. Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials, gave a presentation at the event.

13 September 2011
Sekocin Stary (Near Warsaw)/Poland

Strategic workshops

Foresight on Future Demand for Forest-based Products and Services: Dissemination Conference

The aim of the COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011 was to carry out a wide-angle foresight exercise on the future demand for multiple forest-based products and services. The project combined expert workshops and a collection of data and perceptions by means of internet-based tools.

13 - 15 September 2011
Tartu, Estonia

MPNS Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

07 - 09 September 2011
Mechelen, Belgium

COST Action events

Third International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX)

QoMEX is an established international workshop which focuses on the Quality of Multimedia Experience. The workshop brought together researchers and professionals who are developing methods for evaluating multimedia quality and user experience.

06 - 07 September 2011
European Parliament, Brussels

External events

European and global forests – which way for the future?

Gaston Franco, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Forestry Group of the EP Intergroup Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development hosted this two-day event that celebrated the 2011 International Year of Forests.

03 - 05 September 2011
Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol, Cyprus

External events

The 6th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems

MCIS 2011 focused on Information Systems: Crossroads of Technology, People, Organizations and Markets this year. The COST ICT Domain was represented with a Green Engineering Café.

31 August - 03 September 2011
Institute of Materials, Nantes, France

External events

NanoteC11 - Nanotechnology in Carbon and Related Materials

Nanote C11 Conference was held this year in conjunction with Working Group meetings of COST Action MP0901 'NanoTP - Designing novel materials for nanodevices: From Theory to Practice'.

29 - 31 August 2011
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

COST Action events

COST BM0602: Adipose Tissue: A Key Target for Prevention of the Metabolic Syndrome Final Meeting

COST Action BM0602 held its final Event at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio in one of the most beautiful lake district of Finland.

28 August - 02 September 2011
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine IV

COST was celebrating the International Year of Chemistry with its fourth edition of the COST-ESF High-level Research Conference series on Natural Product that will take place in September 2011 in Italy.

11 - 13 July 2011
Florence, Italy

Exploratory workshops

Safeguard of Cultural Heritage: A Challenge from the Past for the Europe of Tomorrow

Cultural Heritage is formed by all material and immaterial evidence of the cultural identity of a population. Within this definition, in Europe like in any other part of the world, many values determine a complex relationship between objects, symbols, personal and collective identities.

05 - 06 July 2011
Vienna, Austria

TUD Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

04 - 06 July 2011
ACAM, Dublin, Ireland

External events

M2AM 2011 ''Multi-Scale Modelling of Amorphous Materials: from Structure to Mechanical Properties''

The CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moleculaire) organised a workshop on Multi-Scale Modelling of Amorphous Materials in Dublin, Ireland.

29 - 30 June 2011
Athens, Greece

FA Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference provides a platform to exchange ideas, disseminate scientific and technical results and evaluate progress within each Domain.

23 - 25 June 2011
Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

COST Action events

Astrochemistry: The Cradle of Life

COST Action CM0805 gave you the opportunity to learn more about the origins of life on Earth or other planets throughout the Universe while visiting ... dinosaurs!

22 - 23 June 2011
Berlin, Germany

Exploratory workshops

Biofilms: Friend or Foe?

Researchers and industry representatives from different disciplines such as biochemistry, engineering, microbiology, physics, computer science and surface science were brought together in order to integrate their contribution and thereby to increase the understanding of biofilm development and to explore the potential beneficial applications of biofims.

This event was part of COST's year-long celebration of the International Year of Chemistry.

15 - 17 June 2011
Cyprus

ICT Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

15 - 16 June 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

ESSEM Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their past activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

07 - 08 June 2011
Brussels, Belgium

ISCH Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the chance to report to the Domain Committee on their past activities, and provides the Committee with an opportunity to interact directly with Actions in their Action monitoring role.

02 - 04 June 2011
Jerusalem, Israel

CMST Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives Actions in progress within the Domain the opportunity to report to the Domain Committee on their current and future activities.

30 May - 01 June 2011
University of Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway

External events

New Interfaces for Musical Expression - NIME 2011

(NIME) is an annual interdisciplinary conference gathering 200-500 participants from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design.

30 - 31 May 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

COST Action events

Final Conference COST Action TU0601 - Robustness of Structures

The final conference of TU0601 intended to disseminate the overall scientific work of the Action carried out during the last four years.

29 May - 01 June 2011
Oslo, Norway

COST Action events

Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design - COST IC0601 Final Event

The Final Event of COST Action IC0601 coincided with the opening of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2011) and consisted of an interesting exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design.

26 - 27 May 2011
Zurich, Switzerland

COST Action events

Final conference of COST Action E55

26 - 27 May 2011
Bucharest, Romania

BMBS Domain Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives the Actions within the Domain the opportunity to report to the Domain Committee on their outcomes and planned activities for the next year.

26 - 28 May 2011
Wenner-Gren Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

External events

The Role of Trust in Higher Education: Ethical and Quality Standards in Research and Teaching

This international symposium, organised by Academia Europaea's Higher Education Research and CULture in European Society (HERCULES) Group and sponsored and hosted Werner-Grenn Foundations, focussed on the increased importance of trust and reputation in modern society.

19 - 20 May 2011
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany

COST Action events

Final Conference of IS0604 (STRIKE)

The Final Conference of COST Action IS0604 (STRIKE) was colocated with the 4th Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting.

18 - 20 May 2011
Ljubljana, Slovenia

External events

Non-Ionizing Radiation and Children's Health

COST Action BM0704 ‘Emerging EMF Technologies: Health Risk Management’ organised an international conference on ‘Non-Ionizing Radiation and Children's Health’ in Ljubljana Slovenia, on 18 to 20 May 2011.

16 - 17 May 2011
Brussels, Belgium

Responses to Environmental & Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth’ (RESCUE) Stakeholders Conference

15 - 18 May 2011
Assergi, L’Aquila, Italy

External events

GraphITA - A Multidisciplinary and Intersectorial European Workshop on Synthesis, Characterization and Technological Exploitation of Graphene

In the latest years graphene based research has witnessed a tremendous explosion.

09 - 12 May 2011
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

COST Action events

Final conference of COST Action FP0601

The final conference of COST Action FP0601 summarised the Action's work.

09 - 13 May 2011
Kaprun, Austria

COST Action events

COST FP0603 Spring School 2011 "Modeling Forest Ecosystems - Concepts, Data, and Application"

COST FP0603 Spring School 2011 "Modeling Forest Ecosystems - Concepts, Data, and Application".

04 - 06 May 2011
Budapest, Hungary

External events

FET - The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition

The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 was the second instalment of a new forum dedicated to frontier research in information and communication technologies.

13 - 14 April 2011
Naples, Italy

COST Action events

Advanced Science Communication Training (4th edition)

COST offered Actions’ Chairs and Vice-Chairs unique training opportunities to maximise their Action communication potential.

07 April 2011
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

News and Views on the European Union and Member States Partnership for International Cooperation

The April COST Seminar featured Ms Sigi Gruber, Head of Unit, Relations with Third Countries from the DG Research & Innovation, who will present news and views on the European Union and Member States Partnership for International Cooperation.

03 - 06 April 2011
The Vaeshartelt Castle (near Maastricht), The Netherlands

Exploratory workshops

Quantitative Nanostructure-Toxicity Relationships (QNTR)

The aim of the workshop was to to bring together leaders in the emerging field of computational nanotoxicology to form an international Community of Practice for accelerated development of the science of QNTR.

This event was part of COST's year-long celebration of the International Year of Chemistry.

03 - 08 April 2011
Vienna, Austria

External events

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011

The EGU General Assembly 2011brought together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.

22 - 24 March 2011
Cambridge, UK

COST Action events

Final conference of COST Action E54

17 March 2011
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

Update on the Research and Innovation Priorities of the Hungarian EU Presidency

In October 2010, the European Commission published its communication on launching the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at promoting the EU’s competitiveness through the development of European innovation. The implementation of this initiative under the umbrella of the Europe 2020 strategy started under the Hungarian Presidency and opens a new chapter in this field.

22 - 23 February 2011
Barcelona/Spain

Strategic workshops

Foresight on Future Demand for Forest-based Products and Services: Scenario Building

The aim of the COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011 is to carry out a wide-angle foresight exercise on the future demand for multiple forest-based products and services. The project combines expert workshops and a collection of data and perceptions by means of internet-based tools.

16 - 17 February 2011
Roeterseiland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

External events

Shrinkage in Europe; causes, effects and policy strategies

COST Action TU0803 - Cities Regrowing Smaller organised a conference that looked at all aspects of shrinkage with the aim to present and discuss local experiences and research.

14 February 2011
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

The ERRIN network – 10 years of growth

In 2001 the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) was set up as an informal network of regional offices in Brussels discussing research and innovation opportunities within EU programmes. Ten years on, the network is now an established, dynamic and successful Brussels-based network of 90 regions, engaging regional representation offices across Europe.

11 February 2011
Brussels, Belgium

Cultural Literacy in Contemporary Europe: Synthesis Workshop

This workshop will draw together outcomes from the debates, discussions and conversations conducted within the thematic workshops.

07 - 18 February 2011
Salzburg, Austria

External events

Water Scarcity Winter School 2011

The Z_GIS Winter School 2011 was dedicated to the theme of analysing, mapping and evaluating spatio-temporal water scarcity problems and was hosted by Salzburg University's Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS).

07 - 11 February 2011
Wellington, New Zealand

External events

Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-5)

2011 is a most auspicious year marking the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity, and 25 years since high temperature superconductivity was first observed. 2011 has also been chosen as the International Year of Chemistry. This is intended as a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-5) offered a broad interdisciplinary overview of advanced materials and nanotechnology, and provided an exciting forum to discuss new and exciting advances in the field.

03 February 2011
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

External events

Academic Enterprise Awards Europe

The ACES, now in their third year, are the only pan-European awards for enterprise in university and public research institutes. They give public recognition to those researchers, engineers, professors, students and government officials in Europe who have done the most in 2010 to foster a culture of enterprise on campus. The awards culminate in a gala dinner and conference on academic enterprise.

25 January 2011
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

COST & ERRIN Seminar: COST benefits?

COST gave a presentation to ERRIN members to explain the COST funding programme.

18 January 2011
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

Promoting Research Integrity in Europe

The COST Office kickstarted the 2011 COST Seminar series by looking at a matter of worldwide concern: Research Integrity. At the Second World Conference on this topic, a key outcome was the agreement to the Singapore Statement which sets out 4 principles and 14 responsibilities which should be followed by researchers worldwide. Tony Mayer and Professor Nicholas H. Steneck, Co-Chairs of the First and Second World Conferences on Research Integrity, presented the Singapore Statement and Laura Marin, Science Officer at the European Science Foundation, introduced the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. They discussed how to promote research integrity to the highest level throughout.

12 January 2011
Lisbon, Portugal

External events

Symposium Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends and Theory

The Symposium was organised within the framework of COST Action TU1001 – P3T3, whose scope is to develop the theoretical basis for PPPs in the Transport Sector.

13 - 17 December 2010
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Extreme Environmental Events

Understanding the frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events and their impacts is a critical aspect of climate prediction.

29 - 30 November 2010
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Biological Testing of Food Contact Materials

The European Commission and the paper industry completed a joint project known as Biosafepaper in 2006. The project developed a number of pre-normative tests for assessing the safety of paper and board intended for food contact.

24 - 25 November 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exploratory workshops

The Futures of the City: Towards Sustainable Urban Environment and Mobility

80% of European citizens are living in urban areas. The impact and perception of issues regarding environmental, economic or social developments will increasingly have an urban dimension.

17 November 2010
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

The Activities of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO)

The November COST Seminar featured Christopher John Hull, Secretary General of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), with a presentation on EARTO and its recent activities focussing on innovation.

18 - 19 October 2010
Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa

External events

ESASTAP FP7 and COST Information Session

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) programme office hosted an information session on the Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology theme.

09 - 14 October 2010
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web

Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do research.

05 - 06 October 2010
Lisbon, Portugal

COST Action events

Advanced Science Communication Training (3rd edition)

COST offered Action Chairs and Vice-Chairs unique training opportunities to maximise their Action communication potential.

02 - 07 October 2010
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Future Internet and Society: A Complex Systems Perspective

The digital revolution and the advent of the Internet are transforming the way we work and how we spend our free time. These phenomena are also changing how we communicate with each other and the way in which we establish and maintain our social relations.

27 September - 01 October 2010
Pretoria, South Africa

External events

South African Institute of Physics Conference 2010

The COST MPNS Domain participated in this Conference, which this year was organised by the CSIR National Laser Centre. Lasers were the focus of this event, in order to mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser.

26 - 29 September 2010
Dipoli Conference Centre, Helsinki, Finland

External events

2010 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

TAPPI - the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries - organised this event focussing on nanotechnology in the paper industry. COST was represented as a sponsor.

22 - 24 September 2010
Oostende, Belgium

External events

5th European Security Research Conference: "Research, development and innovation for a secure Europe"

COST was involved in the annual Security Research Conference (SRC), a meeting place for security research, technology development and innovation stakeholders in Europe, as well as a key discussion forum for shaping the European security research agenda.

21 September 2010
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

COST: Framing The Future - Where have we been? Where are we heading? How do we get there?

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials since June 2010, shared her views on the European Research Area and the contributions COST has made and will continue to make to fulfill the objectives of research networking in Europe and beyond.

13 - 17 September 2010
Zurich, Switzerland

External events

10th EMS Annual Meeting & 8th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC)

The ESSEM COST Domain participated in this event, whose main theme was ‘High resolution climatology – towards climate change services’.

08 - 11 September 2010
Leuven, Belgium

External events

Academia Europaea Annual Conference "Beyond Lisbon: Europe a Knowledge Intensive Society"

COST was present at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Academia Europaea

08 - 10 September 2010
Vienna, Austria

COST Action events

Forests, their Products and Services Domain Committee Meeting

07 - 08 September 2010
Vienna/Austria

Strategic workshops

Foresight on Future Demand for Forest-based Products and Services: Setting the Scene

The aim of the COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011 is to carry out a wide-angle foresight exercise on the future demand for multiple forest-based products and services. The project combines expert workshops and a collection of data and perceptions by means of internet-based tools.

07 - 09 September 2010
Brussels, Belgium

External events

European Industrial Technologies Conference

The ICT domain participated in the European Industrial Technologies Conference 2010

05 - 10 September 2010
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine III

Natural products continue to inspire researchers from many scientific disciplines. The unique architectures and biological activities associated with many of nature’s small molecules are pushing the frontiers of several areas, including natural products isolation and biosynthesis, total synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and discovery biology.

30 - 31 August 2010
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Cultural Literacy in Contemporary Europe - 2nd Workshop: Biopolitics, Biosociality and the Body

Over the past decades, the ontological status of the human body has become more and more questionable. The idea of the body as something naturally given which by definition precedes culture was securely anchored during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the traditional nature-culture-opposition.

29 August - 02 September 2010
Nürnberg, Germany

External events

3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress Chemistry - The Creative Force

COST participated in the 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Nürnberg

01 - 06 August 2010
Bergen, Norway

External events

18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis

The COST CMST Domain participated in the 18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis from 1 to 6 August in Bergen, Norway.

23 - 25 June 2010
Trento, Italy

External events

EUROPEAN FORUM for INNOVATION (EFI) 2010

The European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) organised – in collaboration with CREATE-NET and the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) – a EUROPEAN FORUM for INNOVATION (EFI).

20 - 25 June 2010
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Marine Biotechnology: Future Challenges

During the last decade, the scientific and political landscape of marine biotechnology has been deeply modified. Despite significant achievements, marine biotechnology is not contributing to its full potential in answering the numerous challenges European countries are facing now with the present global crisis. How marine biotechnology can contribute to these challenges is therefore an even more relevant question nowadays than ten years ago.

15 - 16 June 2010
Istanbul, Turkey

Cultural Literacy in Contemporary Europe - 4th Workshop: Electronic Textuality

The age of computers and telecommunications that we are living in has generated new sites and forms of literacy, a new visual and techno-oral culture fast replacing the culture of the book.

08 - 10 June 2010
Krakow, Poland

External events

2nd International MoniQA Conference "Emerging and persisting food hazards: Analytical challenges and socio-economic impact"

The EU funded MoniQA project (Monitoring and Quality Assurance in the Food Supply Chain) organised its second international Conference in Krakow, Poland on 8 to 10 June 2010.

07 - 10 June 2010
Brussels, Belgium

External events

Third European Road Transport Research Arena, TRA2010

The COST Domain Transport and Urban Development was presented at this international event that focuses on Sustaining Road Transport Mobility through innovation in Europe.

30 May - 01 June 2010
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Knowledge Management in Contemporary Europe

At the Lisbon meeting in March 2000, the European Council expressed its wish for the European Union to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based society in the world by the year 2010.

19 - 20 May 2010
The Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland

COST Action events

COST and Ecsite Advanced Science Communication Training Course (2nd edition)

The second COST and Ecsite training course on advanced communication skills ended on a successful note. COST Action Chairs joined experts at the The Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, Finland. They exchanged experiences and picked up valuable tips to raise their visibility and promote COST Action results to the science community and beyond.

13 - 14 May 2010
Dublin, Ireland

Cultural Literacy in Contemporary Europe - 3rd Workshop: Cultural Migration

When people migrate what do they produce in textual and cultural terms? The diversity of languages and cultures in motion is central to contemporary European experience.

04 - 06 May 2010
Burgos, Spain

COST Action events

Genetic Resources of European Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) for Sustainable Forestry

04 - 07 May 2010
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

COST Action events

The Future of Quality Control for Wood and Wood Products

27 April 2010
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

The Western Balkans Regional Strategy on Research and Development for Innovation

April’s COST seminar welcomed Stanislav Daskalov, Head of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Liason Office in Brussels, Lidija Topic, Advisor, and Jovan Tegovski, Special Envoy for the Secretary General for Relations with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from the RCC Liaison Office in Brussels.

26 - 28 April 2010
Oostende, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Sustainable Production of Transportation Fuels and Chemicals: Challenges and Opportunities

With crude oil reserves decreasing, oil prices soaring and with increasing concerns about climate change, intense research efforts are being developed all over the world to establish alternatives for the production of transportation fuels and chemicals.

22 April 2010
London, UK

External events

Health for All, Care for You

Personalised healthcare is important - all the experts say so. But why isn't it more widely used in clinics, hospitals and labs across Europe? What are the barriers to adoption of this emerging technology in Europe?

20 - 21 April 2010
Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands

External events

Animal Nutrition and Health - Benefiting from Research Networks

On 20 and 21 April 2010, COST organised a workshop on animal nutrition and health. This event took place alongside VIV2010 in The Netherlands. Researchers, scientists and stakeholders related to R&D were the target for this international event for decision makers in the Feed-to-Meat industry.

13 - 15 April 2010
Vienna, Austria

Strategic workshops

Principles and Development of Bio-Inspired Materials

Bio-inspired materials are becoming of increasing interest in many fields of practical applications. In contrast to man-made materials natural materials such as wood, bone and shells are composed of only limited number of basic components. They gain their diversity in mechanical properties by hierarchical structuring which allows them to fulfil a variety of functions e.g. self-healing, mechanical stability, high toughness.

30 - 31 March 2010
Rome, Italy

Strategic workshops

Benefits of Research Infrastructures beyond Science - The Example of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a $1 billion+ international project to create a radio telescope incorporating a receiving surface of a million square metres, fifty times larger than the biggest receiving surface now in existence.

23 March 2010
Ljubljana,Slovenia

External events

Standing Up for Science II

COST gave its Early Stage Researchers the opportunity to take part in a media workshop organised by Sense About Science.

17 - 19 March 2010
Vilamoura, Portugal

External events

Portugal SB10 - Sustainable Building Affordable to All

This international conference set out to make sustainable buildings more accessible.

14 - 19 March 2010
Les Houches, France

Exploratory workshops

Physics of Amorphous Solids: Mechanical Properties and Plasticity

The objective of the workshop was to review state-of-the-art research in the fundamental physics of amorphous solids. The event also looked at the mechanical response of amorphous solids to large deformations, including homogeneous yielding via the elasto-plastic transition and flow localisation.

03 March 2010
COST Office, Brussels

Seminars

Venture Philanthropy as a New Approach to Funding for Research

Beate Trück from the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) joined this February’s COST Seminar.

11 - 12 February 2010
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Blood-Brain Barrier: State of the Art, Needs for Future Research and Expected Benefits for the EU

Despite recent advances, the treatment of brain diseases and neurological disorders, such as the Parkinson and Alzheimer syndromes, schizophrenia, many forms of epilepsy, chronic pain and migraine, remains a major challenge.

18 January 2010
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal.

External events

Standing Up for Science

COST gave its Early Stage Researchers the opportunity to take part in a media workshop organised by Sense About Science.

13 January 2010
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

The Activities of the European Committee for Standardization

John Ketchell, Director of Innovation and Business Development at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), took part in an active discussion at January’s COST seminar.

16 December 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

European University Association - Research and Innovation

The last Seminar of this year focused on the European University Association (EUA). John Smith, EUA Deputy Secretary General, gave an overview of the Association’s current project activities and revealed how they contribute to the policy debate on building the European Research Area.

14 - 16 December 2009
London, United Kingdom

Cultural Literacy in Contemporary Europe - 1st Workshop: Remembering and Forgetting

Cultures remember both through oral communication and through other artefacts which often cross the division between the public and the private domain.

30 November 2009
Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Brussels

Exploratory workshops

Low Input/Organic Agriculture: The Farm of Tomorrow?

Today’s agricultural systems have to conform to increasing environmental constraints. They have to respond to concerns about the safety of their products for human health, demands for better quality and environmental safety, while producing enough and bringing profit to farmers.

17 November 2009
Marivaux hotel, Brussels

Exploratory workshops

The Future Needs of the Paper Industry

This exploratory workshop - organised as a part of European Paper Week - provided a two way forum to ‘kick start’ the research process whilst engaging industrial partners from the outset and introducing early stage researchers to the Pulp, Paper & Board Industry.

26 - 31 October 2009
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Law and Neuroscience: Our Growing Understanding of the Human Brain and its Impact on our Legal System

In the past two decades, the field of Cognitive Science has made significant progress in understanding the human brain. Many expect that this research will make further strides over the next decade. And many suggest that this knowledge could have a profound impact on the future of our legal system and legal practice.

21 October 2009
Fribourg (CH), College of Engineering and Architecture, Auditorium E. Gremaud

External events

Swiss COST Day

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research SER held a Swiss COST Day 2009.

18 - 23 October 2009
Antalya, Turkey

External events

ECASIA'09 - 13th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis

ECASIA conferences have covered all relevant developments in the field of surface analysis in the past 25 years. This year, the scientific programme included presentations on state-of-the-art equipment for surface analysis as well as corresponding accessories.

18 - 23 October 2009
Balatonfüred/Lake Balaton, Hungary

Systems Chemistry II: Evolution and Systems

The conference focused on the unifying organisational and dynamic principles that link systems chemistry with other fields of science. Presentations went beyond chemistry, but also allowed participants to learn new ways of thinking about chemistry.

08 October 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

The Activities of the Research Executive Agency

The activities of the Research Executive Agency were put under the spotlight in October’s edition of the COST Seminar.

07 - 09 October 2009
Brugge/Bruges, Belgium

Strategic workshops

COST Foresight 2030 - Living the Digital Revolution

COST Foresight 2030 is an initiative designed to explore a broadly-shared vision for a future world beyond 2030 permeated and shaped by the digital revolution.

05 - 06 October 2009
Mechelen, Belgium

COST Action events

COST and Ecsite Advanced Science Communication Training Course

The first COST and Ecsite training course on advanced communication skills ended on a successful note. COST Action Chairs joined experts at the Technopolis science centre in Mechelen, Belgium. They exchanged experiences and picked up valuable tips to raise their visibility and promote COST Action results to the science community and beyond.

29 September - 02 October 2009
Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakech

External events

Moroccan COST Day

The Moroccan COST Day set out to promote COST opportunities in this region.

25 September 2009
London

Strategic workshops

Benefits of Research Infrastructures beyond Science - 1st Steering Committee Meeting -

Leading in technology is a prerequisite for leading in the marketplace. Large-scale scientific research infrastructure investments generate major technology spin-offs and boost innovation.

15 - 20 September 2009
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Complex Systems and Changes. Darwin and Evolution: Nature-Culture Interfaces

2009 has marked the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

14 September 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

Community Innovation Policy

The first COST Seminar of the season turned to the important topic of innovation.

08 September 2009
The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa

External events

COST Day in South Africa - Launch of the Reciprocal agreement between COST and South Africa

COST concluded a Reciprocal Agreement to foster South Africa-COST interactions in June 2009. The launch event was hosted by ESASTAP - the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme.

07 - 10 September 2009
Glasgow

External events

Euromat 2009: European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes

Euromat is the European event for experts interested in materials science. It brings together all the players within this field of research.

03 - 05 September 2009
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

DC CMST Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives the Actions within the Domain the opportunity to report to the Domain Committee on their planned activities for the next year.

02 September 2009
Belgrade

External events

COST Info Day in Serbia

COST regurlarly organises information days across Europe to promote and inform the science community about its activities. This edition took place in Serbia.

29 August - 03 September 2009
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine II

The aims of the Symposium were directed to the classical and the expanding new areas of natural product chemistry and to discuss the latest developments in the field and exchange ideas, foster collaborations, and promote education and training of young students.

30 June - 02 July 2009
Brugge/Bruges, Belgium

Strategic workshops

COST Foresight 2030 - 4 Parallel Workshops on Energy, Food Security, Life Enhancement and Natural Resources Management

COST Foresight 2030 is an initiative designed to explore a broadly-shared vision for a future world beyond 2030 permeated and shaped by the digital revolution.

08 - 10 June 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

The Energy-Water Nexus: Managing the Links between Energy and Water for a Sustainable Future

In recent months, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) has committed significant resources to support an initiative focused on the links between energy and water. Developed in collaboration with colleagues from Europe and around the world, it is an integrative and interdisciplinary endeavour, incorporating scholars, policymakers and industry.

04 June 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

The Evolution of FP7 Work Programmes

The June edition of the COST Seminar featured Dan Andrée, Special Advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Education and Science.

02 June 2009
Brussels, Belgium

External events

The Innovation Economy - Getting New Ideas, New Partners and New Growth for the Global Economy

A new European Commission, and institutional change, is in the works in Brussels. A new administration is settling into Washington. In Beijing, New Delhi and elsewhere, policy-makers are pinpointing innovation as key to growth and recovery. But how do we create the right global climate to deliver results? This conference organised by Science|Business, on the eve of Europe’s Parliamentary elections, highlighted solutions.

01 - 05 June 2009
Gaevle, Sweden

COST Action events

COST Training School: Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) Modelling

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

01 - 06 June 2009
Anzère, Switzerland

COST Action events

COST Training School: Bioencapsulation Multiscale Interaction Analysis

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

20 - 22 May 2009
University of Brasov, Romania

COST Action events

COST Training School: High Performance Energy Storage for Mobile and Stationary Applications

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

19 - 20 May 2009
Oviedo University Campus, Mieres, Spain

COST Action events

COST Training School: Reasoning and Decision Making under Uncertainty and Imprecision

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

17 - 24 May 2009
Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

COST Action events

COST Training School: Sustanaibility in Structures and Structural Interventions

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

12 May 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

The OneGeology-Europe Project

The May edition of the COST Seminar featured Luca Demicheli, Secretary General of EuroGeoSurveys, the Association of the Geological Surveys of Europe.

11 - 15 May 2009
Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, German Diabetes Center at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

COST Action events

COST Training School: Protein Rainbow Workshop – The Magic of DIGE

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

10 - 12 May 2009
Bergen, Norway

External events

World Social Science Forum

The World Social Science Forum was organised by the International Social Science Council and co-organised by the University of Bergen and the Rokkan Centre. An interdisciplinary event, it brought together prominent scholars and central actors from the global research community.

04 - 08 May 2009
University of Oulu, Finland

COST Action events

COST Training School: Environmental Applications of TiO² photocatalysis

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

04 - 08 May 2009
EMPA Materials, Science and Technology, Thun, Switzerland

COST Action events

COST Training School: Mastering Nanoparticles Interfaces in Composite Materials: Advances in Engineering and Characterization Methods

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

03 - 08 May 2009
Châtenay-Malabry, France

COST Action events

COST Training School: Biotribology: Basics and Trends in Medicine, Engineering, and its Social Impacts

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

29 April - 03 May 2009
University of Siena, Italy

COST Action events

COST Training School: Cascade Chemoenzymatic Processes - New Synergies between Chemistry and Biochemistry

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

21 - 23 April 2009
Prague, Czech Republic

External events

FET09 - Science Beyond Fiction

Some of today’s radical ideas and trends will become the everyday reality of tomorrow. Over three days, FET09 offered a creative conversation to give scientists and policy-makers the opportunity to give meaning to what lies ahead of us.

19 - 24 April 2009
Vienna, Austria

External events

European Geosciences Union General Assembly

This year’s General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) brought together around 9000 geoscientists from Europe covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences and beyond.

16 April 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

The FP7 People Programme

The April edition of the COST Seminar featured Georges Bingen, Head of Unit "Marie Curie Actions – Fellowships" at the DG Research.

06 - 09 April 2009
Functional Genomics Centre, Zürich, Switzerland

COST Action events

COST Training School: Frontiers of Functional Genomics in Plant Protection

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

04 - 07 April 2009
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Poland

COST Action events

COST Training School: Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI)

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

01 - 03 April 2009
Brugge/Bruges, Belgium

Strategic workshops

COST Foresight 2030 - Workshop on Computer and Communication Sciences and Technologies

COST Foresight 2030 is an initiative designed to explore a broadly-shared vision for a future world beyond 2030 permeated and shaped by the digital revolution.

31 March - 02 April 2009
University of Udine, Italy

COST Action events

COST Training School: Researching Social Media

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Oureach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

30 March - 04 April 2009
Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin, Germany

COST Action events

COST Training School: Language Acquisition Methods

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

24 March 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

COST in Western Balkans and the Activities of the Research, Innovation and Business Network (RIBN)

For COST’s first seminar of 2009, the floor was given to Dr Boris Cizelj, Founding President of the Research, Innovation and Business Network (RIBN) for Central and South-Eastern Europe.

16 - 20 March 2009
Institute of Wood Technology and Wood Biology (HTB), Hamburg, Germany

COST Action events

COST Training School: Wood-Destroying Insects and Decay Fungi in and Moulds on Wooden Cultural Heritage Objects and Constructions

COST Training Schools disseminated the outcomes of activities which were part of COST Actions or provided intensive training on a new emerging subject. They were open to early-stage and senior researchers alike. As part of the Outreach Strategy, fifteen training schools took place between March and May 2009, on a variety of topics.

04 March 2009
Zagreb, Croatia

DC FPS Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives the Actions within the Domain the opportunity to report to the Domain Committee on their planned activities for the next year.

16 - 18 February 2009
Ghardaïa, Algeria

Exploratory workshops

Transport and Environment in Different Contexts

This workshop dealt with the environmental issues related to transport in different areas with a particular focus on southern countries.

19 - 21 January 2009
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

The Energy-Water Nexus: Managing the Links between Energy and Water for a Sustainable Future

In recent months, COST has committed significant resources to support an initiative focused on the links between energy and water. Developed in collaboration with colleagues from Europe and around the world, it is an integrative and inter-disciplinary endeavour, incorporating scholars, policymakers and industry.

18 December 2008
Brussels, Belgium

DC MPNS Annual Progress Conference

The Annual Progress Conference gives the Actions within the Domain the opportunity to report to the Domain Committee on their planned activities for the next year.

04 December 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Strategic workshops

COST Foresight 2030: Advisory Group Meeting

COST Foresight 2030 is an initiative designed to explore a broadly-shared vision for a future world beyond 2030 permeated and shaped by the digital revolution.

27 - 28 November 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Interdisciplinary Science Initiatives

A European Network of Networks: New Perspectives on Landscapes

COST and the European Science Foundation (ESF) have joined forces to establish a European “network of networks” in the field of landscape studies. Management of landscapes is of major importance for the well-being of European citizens, our cultural heritage and environmental sustainability. The series was concluded by this Synthesis Workshop.

25 - 27 November 2008
Lyon, France

External events

ICT 2008: "I"s to the Future

ICT 2008 is Europe's biggest research event for information and communication technologies. COST was present with an interactive exhibition stand.

18 November 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

Activities of the European Polar Board

The November edition of the COST Seminar featured Paul Egerton, Executive Director of the European Polar Board of the European Science Foundation.

05 November 2008
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exploratory workshops

What Role for GM Technology in the Future Competitiveness of European Agri-Food Sector?

The COST Exploratory Workshop, held in parallel with the First European Food Congress, provided an overview on international and EU developments in the use of GM technology in the agri-food sector.

29 - 31 October 2008
Taormina, Sicily, Italy

COST-ESF "Frontiers of Science" Event: Complex Systems and Changes: Water and Life

COST and ESF have identified the “Frontiers of Science” event “Water and Life” as the first theme of common interest to be explored in the conference cycle “Complex Systems and Changes”.

14 October 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

Activities of the Marine Board

Marine Board visits COST

03 - 08 October 2008
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

COST-ESF High-Level Research Conference: Systems Chemistry

16 - 20 September 2008
Turin, Italy

External events

Second EuCHeMS Chemistry Congress

The 2nd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress was co-organised by EuCheMS and SCI, the hosting society. The Congresses brought together all branches of chemical and molecular sciences to promote chemistry and chemical sciences at the cutting edge.

09 September 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Seminars

Potential Participation of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in COST Actions

The September edition of the COST seminar focused on the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

18 - 22 July 2008
Barcelona, Spain

External events

ESOF2008

The mission of ESOF2008 was to provide both European and international science communities with an open platform for debate and communication and in doing so influence the future of science in Europe. COST subscribed to this mission and actively supported ESOF2008.

09 - 11 June 2008
Amsterdam Airport - Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Exploratory workshops

Improving Energy Efficiency in Papermaking

This workshop brought together senior Paper Industry representatives, scientists and high profile speakers to discuss the options the paper industry in Europe has to address its possibly greatest challenge of the future: the fact that saving energy has become the most crucial issue for the European Pulp & Paper Industry and that the necessity to install better or even Best Available Technologies is greater than ever.

06 - 08 June 2008
Super-Besse, Clermond Ferrand, France

Exploratory workshops

First Myelinet Workshop on News and Perspectives in Leukodystrophies

18 - 23 May 2008
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine

22 - 23 April 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

The Energy-Water Nexus: Steering Committee Meeting

In recent months, COST has committed significant resources to support an initiative focused on the links between energy and water. Developed in collaboration with colleagues from Europe and around the world, it is an integrative and inter-disciplinary endeavour, incorporating scholars, policymakers and industry.

21 - 24 April 2008
Ljubljana, Slovenia

External events

Transport Research Arena Europe2008

The second in a series of major EU-sponsored road transport events, TRA 2008 covered all aspects of road transport, promoting the strategic alignment of research around a shared Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), as defined by the European Road Transport Research Council (ERTRAC).

20 - 24 April 2008
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

COST Action events

COST/EUREKA Twin Event on Aquaculture

COST and EUREKA joined forces in June 2007, combining a COST Strategic Workshop with a EUREKA project brokerage event within the area of aquaculture. Recognising the success of this event, the Municipality of the Dutch City of Enkhuizen and the Province of Northern Holland decided to organise a second COST/EUREKA Twin Event, in an approach best characterised as “Business meets Science”.

13 - 18 April 2008
Vienna, Austria

External events

European Geosciences Union General Assembly

The EGU General Assembly brought together geoscientists from all over Europe and the rest of the world in one meeting covering all disciplines of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.

07 - 09 April 2008
Innsbruck, Austria

Exploratory workshops

Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions

The workshop identified the implications of climate and socioeconomic changes for current and future forms of land use in mountainous regions.

11 - 13 March 2008
Istanbul, Turkey

Exploratory workshops

Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment, Identifying Future Monitoring and Research Needs

The COST Strategic Workshop on the role of “Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment” brought together nearly 180 scientists from around 30 countries in Istanbul, Turkey, to identify future monitoring and research needs.

07 February 2008
Brussels, Belgium

COST Action events

Vision in Action: Accessibility to Next Generation Networks

04 - 05 December 2007
Rome, Italy

COST Action events

COST Action Workshop NeuroMath: Advanced Methods for the Estimation of Human Brain Activity and Connectivity

30 November - 01 December 2007
Duesseldorf, Germany

COST Action events

Joint COST-ERS Synergy Research Seminar

26 - 27 November 2007
Brussels, Belgium

Exploratory workshops

Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children and Adolescents: Towards a European Roadmap

This COST Strategic Workshop gathered high-level European scientists and experts in order to discern the state-of-the-art research and activities in the field of the promotion of the highly gifted youth in Europe and to lay the foundations for future best practice exchange and European interaction and initiatives in this area.

22 - 25 November 2007
Brussels, Belgium

External events

Innova Energy

07 - 08 November 2007
Manchester, United Kingdom

Exploratory workshops

Advances on Modelling and Simulation for Enhanced Paper Production

05 - 09 November 2007
Brussels, Belgium

External events

Fourth European Space Weather Week

31 October - 03 November 2007
Cologne, Germany

External events

EXPONATEC COLOGNE

24 - 26 October 2007
Antalya, Turkey

COST Action events

COST Action 637 Conference: METEAU - Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water

18 - 19 October 2007
Innsbruck, Austria

External events

3rd Global Change Research Networking meeting for European Mountains

17 - 19 October 2007
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

External events

European Transport Conference

01 - 05 October 2007
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

External events

7th EMS Annual Meeting - 8th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology

01 - 02 October 2007
Athens, Greece

COST Action events

EUFEPS & COST B25 Conference on Bioavailability (BA) and Bioequivalence (BE): Focus on Physiological Factors and Variability

27 September 2007
Salzburg, Austria

Exploratory workshops

COST Strategic Workshop: Food- from Ideas to Successful Innovative Products

17 - 21 September 2007
Warsaw, Poland

External events

2007 E-MRS Fall Meeting

17 - 19 September 2007
Helsinki, Finland

COST Action events

COST Action E44 Conference: Modelling the Wood Chain

06 - 08 September 2007
Vienna, Austria

COST Action events

XV International Workshop on Bioencapsulation and COST 865 meeting

05 September 2007
Brussels, Belgium

External events

Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2007)

The CCP Conference is a yearly conference dedicated to Computational Physics. Every three years it is taking place in Europe: Granada in 1998, Aachen in 2001, Genoa in 2004 and Brussels in 2007 were the previous European locations.

01 - 05 July 2007
Budapest, Hungary

External events

16th IST Mobile & Communications Summit

19 - 21 June 2007
Düsseldorf, Germany

External events

EuroNanoforum 2007: Nanotechnology in Industrial Applications

11 - 12 June 2007
Patras, Greece

Exploratory workshops

COST/EUREKA Twin Event on Aquaculture

COST and EUREKA (Aquaculture Platform Innofisk) took the initiative to organise a twin event in Patras, Greece, on 11 and 12 June 2007 bringing researchers and the industry together to discuss issues of common concern.

31 May - 01 June 2007
Dubrovnik, Croatia

External events

SMART Health Care

28 May - 01 June 2007
Strasbourg, France

External events

2007 E-MRS Spring Meeting

23 - 25 May 2007
Moscow, Russian Federation

COST Action events

The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected: the User and the Future of Information and Communication Technologies

18 - 19 May 2007
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Strategic Joint COST-ESF Workshop: Controlling Wildlife Zoonoses Without Eradicating the Reservoir

03 - 04 May 2007
Geneva, Switzerland

Exploratory workshops

COST-ENLIGHT Workshop on Hadron (Particle) Therapy

The COST Strategic Workshop on “Cancer treatment and hadrons: Powerful tools for an advanced, effective treatment on cancer” took place in Geneva on 3 and 4 May 2007 at the “Globe of Science and Innovation” of CERN (Coopération Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire- European Cooperation for Nuclear Research).

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