An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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10 March 2011 | General, FA
Of bees and flowers!

Spring is around the corner - what's happening to bees? Learn more about global honeybee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators in the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Emerging Issues published on 10 March 2011. Scientists involved in COST Action FA0803 COLOSS' are among the science experts who contributed to this report!

25 February 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
ESOF2012 - Call for Scientific Proposals!

The interdisciplinary, pan-European EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2012) has opened a call for session proposals. Proposals are welcome in a wide range of scientific fields.

30 January 2011 | General
Happy European Youth Day to all COST Early Stage Researchers!

On 31 January 2011, European Youth Day, COST would like to celebrate Europe’s young researchers

18 June 2010 | General
"EU ups its stake in COST science programme"

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.

16 June 2010 | General
COST Ministerial Conference reconfirms COST’s key role in the European Research Area (ERA)

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

16 June 2010 | General, President
The COST CSO President reports to the COST Ministerial Conference

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.

27 May 2010 | General, President
COST elects new CSO President

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.

20 May 2010 | General
Gender Equality and Research Funding: the COST contribution


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.

17 May 2010 | General, CMST
Communicating Science: an example from the field... literally!

In the latest YouTube video of COST Action CM0903, Professor Martyn Poliakoff explains the scientific challenges the Action addresses.

07 May 2010 | General, ISCH
First COST Training School in Australia: an Outstanding success

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.

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