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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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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).


20 November 2007 | General, President
COST appoints Professor Kneucker as Rapporteur

During its 163rd meeting in November 2005, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) decided that "considering the well functioning cooperation with the European Science Foundation (ESF) as the implementing agent for COST there was no urgent need to seek a legal personality for COST". On the basis of this decision COST designated the European Science Foundation in October 2006 as its implementing agent for the Seventh Framework Programme.


19 November 2007 | General, President
COST gets rid of the “red ribbons”

“It is another milestone in the history of COST” said Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), commenting the latest decision of the Committee regarding the procedures for the approval of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) of COST Actions.


02 November 2007 | General, President
COST participates in the Australian-European ICT Days in Piemonte

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited and participated in the Australian-European ICT Days organized in Turin from 29 to 31 October 2007 by the Polytechnic of Turin, the Piemonte Region, the Italian Embassy in Canberra and the Torino Wireless Foundation.


26 October 2007 | General, President
Bulgarian COST National Conference 2007

A COST National Conference was held in Bansko City (Bulgaria) on 23-25 October 2007 organised by Mrs Albena Vutsova, Bulgarian COST National Coordinator and Director of the Scientific Research Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.


22 October 2007 | General, President
COST participates in the Conference on “Cultural Diversity and Religious Pluralism”

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited and attended the Conference on “Cultural Diversity and Religious Pluralism: the possible Dialogue in Europe” held on 19-20 October 2007 at the Link Campus University of Malta in Rome.


11 October 2007 | General, President
COST is present in the Debate on the Future of Science and Technology in Europe

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited and participated in the Conference "The Future of Science and Technology in Europe" held from Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 October 2007 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.


02 October 2007 | General, President
A new success for COST: the overwhelming response of the European scientific community

“The almost 500 preliminary proposals submitted for the third collection date 30 September 2007 of the COST Open Call, from which some 25 new COST Actions will be selected, is a new overwhelming response of the European scientific community” said Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). “Even if it was the first form of cooperation in Science and Technology launched in Europe some 40 years ago, COST demonstrates all its vitality. This result clearly shows that the European scientific community continues to look at COST as a flexible, fast, effective and efficient tool to network and coordinate nationally funded research activities at project level, bringing good scientists together under light strategic guidance and letting them work out their ideas, thus contributing to reduce fragmentation in research investments in Europe and to open the European Research Area to the cooperation on a world basis.”


01 October 2007 | General, President
The COST President attends the ESF Governing Council in Helsinki

Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), was invited to and attended the meeting of the Governing Council of the European Science Foundation (ESF) held in Helsinki on 28 September 2007.


01 October 2007 | General
COST Customer Satisfaction Study 2007

The study conducted by Ipsos Belgium has achieved response rates ranging from 28% to 47% which can be considered as very high for the kind of customers targeted. Such a response, combined with an overall high satisfaction with the role played by COST confirms the high level of ownership by customers.



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