22 March 2013 | General, MPNS
How to define the relationship between nanostructures and their toxicity?
This is a key question in order to identify the best balance between commercial development of these high value materials on the one hand, and protection of workers, the public, and the environment from adverse effects on the other…
22 March 2013 | General
How can science and technology networking support gender equality?
Find out more in the COST overview of gender-related issues through science and technology networking in the EU.
22 March 2013 | General
COST publishes its 'SME Overview'
SMEs, as well as other industry players, provide invaluable partnership and knowledge in COST Actions. Several European SMEs currently participate in COST Actions in a wide range of scientific Domains, and in highly multidisciplinary networks.
18 March 2013 | General, ISCH
COST-ESF's science policy briefing on 'Cultural Literacy in Europe Today' now available
In 2009, the COST Domain for Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) and the ESF Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) proceeded to investigate, through a series of research workshops, four vital areas for literary research: Cultural Memory; Migration and Translation; Electronic Textuality and Biopolitics, Biosociality and the Body. This science policy briefing summarises recommendations for a new European policy in literary and cultural studies research.
11 March 2013 | General, FPS
Young researchers for forestry research - watch the photos!
COST’s Young Researchers' Forum – organised in conjunction with the 8th Forest-based sector Technology Platform (FTP) Conference 'Inspiring Horizons – A new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Forest-based Sector' – kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain.
07 March 2013 | General, President
A Word on Gender... on International Women's Day
On 8 March, women are celebrated around the world for the contribution they make to society. COST firmly supports women's invaluable role in science and technology, for true gender equality in the research environments. Follow the latest developments of genderSTE, COST's targeted network on gender, science, technology and environment; and gain an insight of COST's involvement in last November's European Gender Summit through our videos.
22 February 2013 | General, MPNS
2013: A Special Year to Understand the Mathematics of Planet Earth
Universities, research institutes and organisations all over the world have come together to celebrate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE). On 5 March 2013 UNESCO will hold an MPE Day in Paris to raise awareness of what Mathematics can do for the Planet.
22 February 2013 | General, ISCH
The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform: A Policy Debate
COST Action IS0702, a COST-funded research network on 'The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform', carried out joint research activities on the achievements, gaps and weaknesses of the UN human rights protection mechanisms as well as the contribution of the EU and its Member States in strengthening these mechanisms. On 28 January 2013 the COST Action presented its results and recommendations to EU policy-makers.
12 February 2013 | General, ICT
Radio, Radio Waves, Radio Receiver, Antennas... Much more than a speaking box!
13 February has been officially recognised by UNESCO as World Radio Day. Join COST in celebrating the science behind, and connected to, the 'Radio'.
05 February 2013 | General, ISCH, ICT
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2013 takes places on Tuesday 5 February. The theme for the day is 'Online rights and responsibilities', encouraging users to 'Connect with respect'. COST contributes through supporting research networks on Privacy Protection in Multimedia Content, Cyberbullying and Hardware Security.