An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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26 March 2012 | General, President
Towards a simpler, fairer, faster evaluation

Evaluating the evaluation procedures… time to assess, reflect and adapt where needed

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26 March 2012 | General, President
Welcome to the new ‘COST News’!

Dear readers, Welcome to a brand new ‘COST News’, the COST newsletter. The previous model underwent a thorough make-over to adapt our communication tools to the latest, dynamic media trends and channels.

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23 March 2012 | General, ESSEM
World Meteorological Day

23 March each year is World Meteorological Day – a day to commemorate the entry into force, in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the World Meteorological Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations. The theme for 2012 is ‘Powering our future with weather, climate and water’. It highlights the critical roles, which weather, climate and water services have in powering a sustainable future.

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22 March 2012 | General, ESSEM, FA
Water is key to food security - World Water Day

22 March is celebrated as World Water Day focusing on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Water and Food Security’, highlighting the crucial link between global food consumption and its demands on our water supply. This international day of observation is coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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07 March 2012 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD, President
COST to receive additional EUR 10 million from European Commission!

COST and the European Science Foundation (ESF) have been informed by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of their decision to allocate an additional EUR 10 million to COST.

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20 February 2012 | General, FA
From early embryonic environment to sustainable food production

EU-funded networks of scientists cast light on the role of early life environment for sustainable food production at a major research workshop in Brussels

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19 February 2012 | General, ISCH
World Day of Social Justice

In 2007, 20 February was proclaimed World Day of Social Justice by the United Nations General Assembly. This day was chosen as a date to remind and encourage all Member States to promote national activities and enhance social justice. Several COST Actions in the scientific domain of Individuals, Societies and Health (ISCH), as well as initiatives set out by COST, underpin social justice and cohesion across Europe.

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14 February 2012 | General, TUD
COST TU0901 appears in El Mundo

A COST TUD Action on sound insulation has been quoted in the Spanish daily newspaper, thanks to its links to the University of Valladolid, Spain. Below is a translated summary of the article published on 6 February 2012.

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02 February 2012 | General, BMBS, CMST, MPNS
World Cancer Day

Discover how COST Actions are contributing to the fight against cancer. 4 February is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme ‘Together it is possible’ reminds us that we all need to take responsibility for reducing the burden of this disease. Only together will we be able to reduce premature deaths from cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by 25 % by 2025. The global campaign is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO). Above all, this day aims to raise awareness about cancer prevention and control on a global scale.

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02 February 2012 | General, CMST
EuroSchool on ‘Intermetallic Compounds in Catalysis’

A training school on ‘Intermetallic Compounds in Catalysis’ will take place in the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, from 22 to 27 April 2012. This Training School is a joint initiative by COST Action CM0904 ‘Network for intermetallic compounds as catalysts for steam reforming of methanol (IMC-SRM)’ and the European C-MAC Consortium.

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