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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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14 October 2011 | General, FA
World Food Day

Word Food Day 16 October 2011 Logo

The aim of World Food Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. In 1980, the General Assembly endorsed observance of the Day in consideration of the fact that "food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity". The theme of the 2011 World Food Day is ‘Food Prices – from Crisis to Stability’.

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04 October 2011 | General, ICT, TUD
Smart mobility, smart energy grids, smart cities!

Smart Cities logo

The presentations from the COST Strategic Workshop on Smart Cities held on 26 and 27 September 2011 are now available and include project presentations on smart mobility, urban security and the future of the cities from a Smart Cities perspective.

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21 September 2011 | General, TUD
World Carfree Day

World Carfree Network logo

22 September 2011 is World Carfree Day – a day where people all over the world decide to leave their cars at home and to go about their daily lives by bike, on foot or by public transport.

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17 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: United Kingdom

UK

The United Kingdom has been a COST country since the very beginning, joining at the start in 1971. The national COST Office is hosted by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

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16 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is also one of the original COST Countries, joining at the start in 1971. The national COST Office is hosted by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

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15 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland

Switzerland has been a COST country for forty years, joining at the start in 1971. The national COST Office is hosted by the State Secretariat for Education and Research.

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14 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: Sweden

Sweden

Joining COST in 1971, Sweden has been a member of COST for its full forty year history.

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13 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: Spain

Spain

Spain became a COST county in 1971 and has been a member for its entire forty year history. The national COST Office is hosted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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12 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia has been an independent COST member since 1992 and was previously a member as part of then Yugoslavia since 1971. Both the Slovenian Research Agency (SRA) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia (MHEST) are involved in COST.

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09 September 2011 | General, BMBS, CMST, ESSEM, FA, FPS, ISCH, ICT, MPNS, TUD, TD
COST country focus: Slovak Republic

Slovakia

The Slovak Republic has been an independent COST member since 1993 and was previously a member as part of then Czechoslovakia since 1991. The national COST Office is hosted by the Ministry of Education.

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