21 March 2008 | General
ESF Launches its First Call for Candidates for the Enhancement of the ESF/COST Information System
The Call for Candidates, launched on 14 March 2008 and published on TED (Tenders Electronic Daily - Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union), concerns the provision for:
- an Information System Integration Infrastructure, and
- a Human Resources Management System, both including software licenses and all associated services.
15 March 2008 | General, President
Assessment, Monitoring, Final Evaluation and Dissemination of Results of COST Actions
“I am particularly proud” said Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) “that - at its latest 170th meeting - the COST CSO approved the latest revision of the COST Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Dissemination of Results of COST Actions.
14 March 2008 | General
Broaden the Scope of your Research
Do you work in a research area which is interdisciplinary, yet does not find an outlet for development? Is your research agenda constrained by grant and funding opportunities that are too narrowly defined for your scientific networking purposes? Is an international network a potential solution? Thanks to a recent decision by the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), your research may find a home in one of our Trans-Domain Proposals (TDPs). TDPs offer scientists fertile ground for future networks across many scientific disciplines, by allowing unusually broad, interdisciplinary proposals to strike across the nine scientific domains currently offered.
08 March 2008 | General, President
COST Day in Skopje
“I am extremely glad to be in Skopje again where, in March 2004, I was unanimously elected President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials for the first time” said Professor Francesco Fedi in his address to the large audience convened on 05 March 2008 in the Oval Conference Hall, Rectorate Building of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje for the Macedonian COST Day.
31 January 2008 | General, President
COST CSO President meets ESF CEO
On 31 January 2008, Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) met with Professor Marja Makarow, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg.
10 January 2008 | General, President
COST and INDIA
Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), took part in the series of meetings in India organised in December 2007 and January 2008 by the Indian Embassy in Italy under the “Distinguished Visitors Programme” of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) which partially sponsored the visits.
01 December 2007 | General, President
Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited and attended the first Science Policy Conference organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg on 28 and 29 November 2007. The Science Policy Conference focused on the European Research Area and, in particular, on its global dimension with the title “Is the ERA a first step to GLOREA (Global Research Area)?”.
26 November 2007 | General
COST Approves 25 New COST Actions
The European scientific community again confirmed that COST offers an excellent platform for nationally funded research projects to create networks, known as COST Actions. The 25 new networks approved by the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) at its recent meeting in Vilnius on 15 and 16 November 2007 were the result of the 2nd collection date for which more than 400 Preliminary Proposals were received.
23 November 2007 | General, President
COST in Tunisia
At the invitation of Professor Lazhar Bououny, Minister of Research and Technology of the Republic of Tunisia, Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials, participated in the “Assises Nationales de la Recherche” held in Tunis at El Kram International Fair on 19 and 20 November 2007.
21 November 2007 | General, President
COST Statement on the Monfret Report
This Statement was approved unanimously by the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) during its meeting on 15 and 16 November 2007. It refers to the Report “Final Review of COST in the Sixth Framework Programme” of the Panel set up by the European Commission for the final review of the contract between the European Commission (EC) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) for COST in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).