Part of the Portuguese research community participating in COST networks met the EU Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation, Mr Carlos Moedas, in Lisbon on Monday, 20 February. The lunch event stressed the added value that COST networks bring to the European R&D landscape.
Participants will be able to submit their COST Action proposals as of Monday, 16 January, 17:00 CET.
Encouraged by the success of COST in providing a career springboard for researchers from less research-intensive countries, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) has launched a series of new measures to benefit Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC).
Malta is hosting the 199th COST Committee of Senior Officials meeting at the new interactive Science Centre (Esplora) between 30 November and 1 December 2016.
The 8th European innovation summit ‘Future now!’ was marked by an unprecedented sense of urgency requiring new innovation approaches that provide short-term, demonstrable impact and tangible benefits for EU citizens. All participants agreed on the need to improve communication between citizens and science, in order to better connect the two.
The network will bring European research, science and business together to further our understanding of the early universe and its consituents.
Approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 24 October 2016, the new Actions were selected out of 478 eligible proposals collected earlier in April.
Prof Bernard L. Feringa, participant in the COST network Emergence and Evolution in Complex Chemical Systems, has received together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart the Nobel Prize for developing the world’s smallest machines.
The COST-funded policy network genderSTE has been developing case studies that connect policy and practice and show the importance of gender balance in fields like science, transport and environment, all linked to the United Nations sustainable urban development goals.
High-level representatives of the COST Member States and Cooperating State, as well as from the European Commission reconfirmed their commitment to the programme at the COST Ministerial Conference in Bratislava on 22 September. The conference was held under the auspices of the Slovak EU Presidency.