On 31 January 2011, European Youth Day, COST would like to celebrate Europe’s young researchers
That is the title of a CORDIS news release on COST earlier today. "The EU will add EUR 40 million to its contribution to the international Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) programme", the news release continues.
Representatives from COST Member State governments and the European Commission gathered at the COST Ministerial Conference in Palma de Mallorca, on 15 June 2010, at the invitation of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), reported to the COST Ministerial Conference held on 15 June 2010 in Palma de Mallorca on progress made by COST since the COST Ministerial Conference held in Dubrovnik in 2003.
With the unanimous election of Dr Angeles Rodríguez Peña as President of the COST CSO on 26 May 2010 in Riga, COST elected its first female President.
Dr Martin Grabert, Director of the COST Office, presented COST as a networking tool towards gender equality at the first GENDERA roundtable meeting held in Bratislava on 18 May 2010. COST - which is already a frontrunner in the ERA with 35% female participation in COST Actions - encourages further concrete steps to improve gender balance in the near future.
In the latest YouTube video of COST Action CM0903, Professor Martyn Poliakoff explains the scientific challenges the Action addresses.
Australia currently conducts leading research on the topic of cyberbullying. A training school on this topic was an outstanding success with the potential to lead to extra funding.
Last week, as most flights in Europe came to a halt due to the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, members of COST Action ES0802 realised that this seemingly impossible situation could actually be an opportunity in disguise.
The 16th issue of the COST Office e-newsletter is now available.