An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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12 May 2011 | General, ISCH
International Day of Families

Juehao Wu, USA Certificate of Recognition winner in the 2007

The International Day of Families aimed to confront family poverty and social exclusion is observed on 12 May 2011.

03 May 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD, President
COST to receive additional EUR 30 million from European Commission!

COST and the ESF have been informed by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of their decision to allocate an additional 30 million euro to COST. The additional funding raises the total budget for COST to 240 million euro for FP7.

02 May 2011 | General, CMST, ESSEM
World Asthma Day

World asthma day logo

3 May 2011 is World Asthma Day, an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

28 April 2011 | General, ISCH, TUD
Towards the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations - 2012

On 29 April 2011, an important milestone towards the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations will take place in the form of a high level conference in Brussels. It is intended to mobilise stakeholders at every level and encouraging commitment on specific objectives and activities in 2012.

27 April 2011 | General, CMST, MPNS
Quantitative Nanostructure Toxicity Relationships (QNTR): Outcome of the COST Exploratory Workshop of April 2011

QNTR image

The COST Exploratory Workshop on Quantitative Nanostructure Toxicity Relationships (QNTR) was held on 3 - 6 April 2011 near Maastricht in The Netherlands in order to explore the potential for computational modelling techniques to predict the biological effects of nanomaterials from their physical and chemical properties.

21 April 2011 | General, TD
Discovering submerged archaeological treasures and landscapes

Prehistoric archaeological materials have been found off the coasts of almost every European country. Submerged prehistoric landscapes contain unparalleled information on early human populations and environmental change which have now found an integrated investigation approach – between research and management – in truly international cooperation.

19 April 2011 | General, ICT, TUD
European Disability Strategy Conference

EU Presidency Logo Hungary

Almost 80 million EU citizens experience difficulties in using public buildings, facilities and services such as shops, transport and websites because they have some kind of disability. To address this situation, the European Commission launched a 10-year strategy at the end of 2010 to improve accessibility and promote equality. As part of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a high level conference on new challenges in the European Disability Strategy has been arranged and will take place on 19 and 20 April 2011 in Budapest, Hungary.

12 April 2011 | General, ESSEM
Did the first human in space wonder what the weather would be like?

50 years ago today, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Since COST has Actions on the topic of space weather, we cannot help but wonder if the weather was on his mind at the time.

12 April 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST newsletter available - with extra supplement!

front page COST news 19

The 19th issue of COST News is available. This issue is accompanied by a supplement focusing on the activities of the MPNS Domain.

25 March 2011 | General, ESSEM
COST ES0602 investigates the potential hemispheric dispersion of radioactive clouds

Action ES0602 'Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems' share their model calculations of a potential release of nuclear constituents

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