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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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28 May 2007 | General, President
COST in Russia

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited and participated in the transdisciplinary Conference organised in Moscow on 23-25 May 2007 by COST Action 298 “The user and the future of information and communication technologies”.


08 May 2007 | General, President
COST Information Day in Armenia

A COST Information Day was organised in Yerevan on 8 May 2007 by the Armenian Ministry of Trade and Economic Development and it was attended by some 70 representatives of the Armenian scientific community. This COST Information Day was follow-up to the meeting between Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials, and the Armenian Ambassador Dr. Viguen Tchitetchian in Brussels on 1 March 2007.


04 May 2007 | General, BMBS
CERN Hosts COST- Enlight Strategic Workshop on Hadron Therapy

The COST Strategic Workshop on “Cancer treatment and hadrons: Powerful tools for an advanced, effective treatment on cancer” took place in Geneva on 3 and 4 May 2007 at the “Globe of Science and Innovation” of CERN (Coopération Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire- European Cooperation for Nuclear Research).


16 April 2007 | General, President
Report of the President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials on the Triennium 2004-2006

After the serious difficulties encountered in 2002 and 2003, COST experienced a period of “renaissance” in the subsequent three years. Now, there is renewed confidence and enthusiasm in the COST research community, further strengthened by the secured support from the EU RTD Framework Programme.


21 March 2007 | General, President
Francesco Fedi confirmed President of COST for the next triennium

On 21 March 2007 the representatives of the 35 COST countries, during the meeting of the COST Committee of Senior Officiala (CSO) convened in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, re-elected Professor Francesco Fedi as President of COST for the next trennium. The Italian Ministry of Universities and Research was encouraged to present the candidature of Professor Fedi by the many delegations of the COST CSO who had expressed the view that a continuity in the COST CSO Presidency was indeed necessary in this delicate moment for COST, had stated an open appreciation for the outstanding results obtained by Professor Fedi during his Presidency and for his efforts to make COST a very effective instrument in the ERA and had announced their support when in the latest CSO meeting they had "indicated that they would be favourably disposed towards a re-election of the President-in- office, were he willing to continue”.


16 March 2007 | General, President
COST participates in the Farewell Symposium to Professor Andersson

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited and participated in the Farewell Symposium to Professor Beril Andersson “ Promoting Excellence in Science: a tribute to Bertil Andersson’s contributions to the European Research Area” organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg on 16 March 2007. Professor Andersson, Chief executive Officer of ESF, will leave the ESF at the end of March to take up the appointment as Rector of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore as of 1 April 2007.


14 March 2007 | General, President
COST Information Day in Serbia

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), participated in the COST INFORMATION DAY in Beograd organized by the Serbian National Coordinator Professor Biljana Stojanovic on 14 March 2007. Professor Fedi was accompanied by Dr. Martin Grabert, Director of the COST Office and by Dr. Kimmo Peippo, Head of the COST Secretariat.


01 March 2007 | General, President
COST President meets Armenian Ambassador

On 1 March 2007 in Brussels Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior officials ( CSO), accompanied by Ms Ulla Mesia of the COST Secretariat, met Dr Viguen Tchitetchian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia and Mr Garegin Melkonyan, Trade Representative of the Republic of Armenia to EU Members States.


27 February 2007 | General
The EC-COST High Level Strategic Group Meets for the Second Time

The new partnership between COST and the European Commission agreed in May 2004 established the set up of a high-level Commission/COST Strategic Group (HLG) which would regularly take stock of the development of the partnership, set out further strategic orientations for the joint work and report on achievements.


26 February 2007 | General
COST Contributions in Saving Cultural Heritage

A special session on COST Research and Innovation for industries and SMEs will be organised in Tunis on 28 February 2007.



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