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16 February 2007 | General, President
Strenghtening the COST and ESF Synergy: “COST-ESF Frontiers of Science” and “COST-ESF Science Days”

With the objective of strenghtening the COST and ESF synergy, a meeting between the Chairs of the COST Domain Committees and the Chairs of the ESF Scientific Committees was held in Sevilla on 15 February 2007. The meeting was organized and chaired by Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), and by Professor Bertil Andersson, Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) of the ESF. It was also attended by Professor Ian Halliday, ESF President, by Dr Martin Grabert, Director COST Office, by Dr John Marks, future CEO of ESF and by members of JAF, the executive Group of COST CSO.


07 February 2007 | General, President
COST and Canada

A high level delegation of 32 participants from Canada attended the EU Science & Technology workshop “Canada – Europe: Partners in the world” that was organised in Brussels in the premises of the Mission of Canada to the European Union on February 5-6, 2007. The aim of this workshop was to inform about the 7th Framework Programme and recent developments in the European Research Area (ERA).


29 January 2007 | General
About COST 2007

The new COST pocket guide is available now.


08 January 2007 | General, President
The European Science Foundation and the European Commission Sign Contract for COST in FP7

On 31 July 2007, the European Commission (EC) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) signed the contract for ESF to continue to provide and manage the administrative, technical and scientific secretariat of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).


05 January 2007 | General, President
A Success for COST of paramount importance: The financial support obtained in the Seventh Framework Programme

The Official Journal of the European Union of 30 December 2006 volume L 400, reported that on 19 December 2006 the Council of the European Union adopted a Decision concerning the Specific Programme "Cooperation" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. The Decision stated that of the total “Cooperation budget” of 32413 EUR million at least EUR 210 million and up to EUR 250 million should be attributed to COST, subject to the mid-term evaluation. This financial support will be provided through a grant which will be paid on the basis of a grant agreement between the Commission and a legal entity designated by COST as its implementing agent and communicated to the Commission by the General Secretariat of the Council and identified in the Work Programme.



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