The UN Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which is officially launched on 11 May 2011. COST Action 354, ‘Performance Indicators for Road Pavements’, has been working towards a common set of indicators and a tool to manage these, boosting both the potential safety and management of the European road network across Europe.
22 April was Earth Day 2011 and for 41 years Earth Day has inspired and mobilised individuals and organisations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.
International cooperation enhances European competitiveness. This is why the European Union supports and drives a number of activities related to international cooperation between the European Union (EU), its member states, and third countries.
Ionizing radiation has been utilised for many years to kill cancer cells. Did you know that most methods currently used to deliver radiation to a tumour can give unacceptably high radiation doses to surrounding normal tissues?
Celebrations of International Women's Day started in the early 1900's and in 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. Since gender-balanced equal access to COST instruments is part of our strategic priorities...
On 21 February 2011, International Mother Language Day, COST Action IS0804 helps to explore language impairment afflicting children growing up in an increasingly multilingual society.
On 28 January 2011, EU Privacy and Data Protection Day, COST Action IS0807 explained why we are 'Living in Surveillance Societies'.
Medical treatments are already personalised, in that patients are assessed before a suitable treatment is selected for them. But did you know that a large portion of treatments are ineffective being applied to the wrong community of patients? Or that conventional drug therapies currently in use do not take into account individual genetic variations and differences in response to drugs?
COST scientists turn to genomics – digging for solutions to beat plant parasites, helping farmers protect their valuable crops.
Innovation is fundamental to improving our economies. Supporting innovation is a top priority for COST, building science networks across borders to boost Europe's research potential.