An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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13 October 2017 | General
COST in Montenegro to encourage greater participation in COST Actions

15% of all running COST Actions include involvement from researchers in Montenegro. On the 8th October, representatives from COST met with senior figures from the Science sector to discuss ways to increase this number. COST also held an Info Day on the 9th October to encourage and inform researchers on how to become involved with COST.

11 October 2017 | General
Graphene Week 2017

COST were in Greece for the annual Graphene Week conference, which attracted over 550 participants, inlcuding many young researchers who were interested in joining COST Actions.

09 October 2017 | General
COST in Sofia to discuss International knowledge city networks

At the end of September, COST attended the Sofia - Knowledge City Cluster conference in Bulgaria to discuss the strategies and benefits of international knowledge city networks.

29 September 2017 | General
COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day

COST held an Info Day at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria on the 27th September, to promote the benefits of participating in COST Actions, which enable collaborative and dynamic scientific research across European countries. Over 100 participants from the Bulgarian academic sector attended the event, including many younger researchers, who are traditionally under-represented within scientific research.

27 September 2017 | General
COST holds successful Info Day in Lodz, Poland

Over 100 participants from across Poland, including young researchers, academics and representatives from small and medium enterprises, have attended an Info Day organised by COST in the city of Lodz on the 26th September 2017.

22 September 2017 | General
COST Academy empowers researchers to strive for leadership roles

The second COST Academy: Leadership Workshop to empower young and under-represented researchers to strive for leadership roles, was held on the 22nd September, at the COST Association office in Brussels, Belgium.

22 September 2017 | General
COST Targeted Network BESTPRAC

The COST Targeted Network 'The Voice of Research Administrators - Building a Network of Administrative Excellence - BESTPRAC' presented its four year outcomes and recommendations for the future, at an event attended by leading figures from the COST Association, the European Commission, the European University Association and the University of Ljubljana.

19 September 2017 | General
COST Director Ronald de Bruin travels to FYR Macedonia to strengthen scientific participation

Director Dr Ronald de Bruin, travelled to FYR Macedonia this September, as part of an Info Day to increase participation in COST-funded activities within the Macedonian research community.

17 August 2017 | General
New safeguards to protect Europe’s communication networks

A network of COST researchers is developing innovative solutions to strengthen Europe’s communication systems and increase their resilience to terrorist attacks, natural disasters and hardware or software failures.

12 July 2017 | General
COST President, Prof Sierd Cloetingh, attending EU Parliament event on the relevance of foresight and its impact on policy decisions

A deeper reflection about how to ensure a successful interplay between science and policy is key. During a panel debate organised at the EU Parliament COST President, Prof Sierd Cloethingh, shared his views on foresight from a research-funding perspective.

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