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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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07 March 2018 | General
Networking for the next quantum technology leap

A COST Connect workshop on 8 March in Warsaw, Poland, provides an opportunity for researchers, industry and policymakers to explore ways to better collaborate on advancing quantum research and technology.


27 February 2018 | General
Info Day in Warsaw: Encouraging greater Polish participation in COST

Over 100 participants, including many young researchers, attended the COST Info Day held at the Kozminsky University in Warsaw on the 27th February 2018.


21 February 2018 | General
Sustainable ageing is a major policy challenge

Current policies overlook the diversity of ageing populations, which can increase social exclusion in later life. This was the message presented in Brussels on the 20th February at the Sustainable Ageing European policy seminar, ‘Older People and European Public Policy Beyond 2020,’ organised by COST Action ROSEnet.


19 February 2018 | General
Connecting women in science

If you had to pick your favourite female researcher, who would it be? This has been the question on social media over the last week and for good reason, the 11 February was the International day for Women and Girls in Science. We are wrapping up our week-long celebration by introducing some of the women participating in COST-funded networks. We asked them about their experience starting out in the world of research, and what drove their careers forward.


16 February 2018 | General
Czech Republic Info Day

COST held an Info Day in Prague on the 16th February to encourage greater participation of researchers from the Czech Republic in European research activities.


15 February 2018 | General
Extension of Memorandum of Understanding between COST and Joint Research Centre

COST and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding, which will cover the next five years. The extension strengthens the commitment between the two organisations to work together in order to promote research excellence through networking activities.


05 February 2018 | General
COST Customer Satisfaction Survey

Over the month of February, COST will conduct its biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey.


02 February 2018 | General
Mobile health applications put millions of users’ privacy and security at risk, researchers find

80% of the health apps evaluated in a European study transmitted health-related data to third-party companies, with only half doing so over secure (HTTPS) connections. Most of the apps did not meet legal requirements or standards meant to prevent users’ inappropriate and uncontrolled data usage and disclosure to third-party companies.


15 December 2017 | General
COST Governance approves strategy for a stronger position of research networks in FP9

On 12 December 2017, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials, chaired by COST President Sierd Cloetingh, in the presence of Director-General Robert-Jan Smits (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission) approved the strategy that will drive COST throughout the end of Horizon 2020 and the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).


01 December 2017 | General
COST Info Day - Israel

Scientific cooperation between the EU and Israel goes back to 1996, when Israel, as the first non-European country, started to be associated via a specific agreement to the European Framework Programme. Israel is now considered to be one of the European ‘Innovation Leaders’ with a quality of research equal to the most advanced EU Member States.



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