An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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06 June 2008 | General, President
Global interest in COST

“COST does indeed contribute to increasing cooperation in research on a world basis” commented Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials, noting the ever-growing requests received by institutions from non-COST countries to take part in COST Actions.

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30 May 2008 | General
Early Stage Researchers’ Interest in COST

The COST Office participated to the GRAD skills "Research Futures 2008" Conference which took place 30 May 2008 at St. Andrews University, Scotland.

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26 May 2008 | General, President
COST Days in Israel

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials, participated in the intense week of the COST DAYS in Israel organised from 19 to 23 May 2008 by Dr Husam Massalha, COST National Coordinator for Israel, and by Ms Ilana Lowi, Director, Division for International Relations, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport of Israel. The COST Days were held at the Tel-Aviv University, at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, at the Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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08 May 2008 | General
Second COST Visit to Albania

Following Albania’s association to the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development, the European Commission, COST and the Albanian Ministry for Science and Education organised a Research Information Event in Tirana on 6 May 2008.

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09 April 2008 | General
COST Office Newsletter No 8 April 2008

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Download the eighth edition of the COST Office e-newsletter and find out about the latest COST news and stories.

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08 April 2008 | General
COST Considerations on the Results of the Consultation on the European Commission ERA Green Paper

The results of the public consultation on the European Commission’s Green Paper on the European Research Area (ERA) “The ERA: New Perspectives”, to which COST contributed, are now available on the European Commission’s website.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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