27 September 2017 | General
COST holds successful Info Day in Lodz, Poland

Over 100 participants from across Poland, including young researchers, academics and representatives from small and medium enterprises, have attended an Info Day organised by COST in the city of Lodz on the 26th September 2017.

Attendees watch a presentation by Christer Halen at the COST Info Day, University of Lodz, Poland. 

Christer Halen, Senior Administrator Science Operations  said of the event  “Poland is a very active participant in COST with involvement in more than 300 COST Actions. However, it lacks participation in Action leadership roles and we receive a low number of submissions from Polish main proposers. This COST Info Day, held in the dynamic city of Lodz, famous for its industrial past, focused on the submission of proposals and the evaluation process.”    

More than half of the participants who attended the Info Day at the University of Lodz, had not previously interacted with the COST Programme, or had heard about COST Actions. During the event, a number of talks and events were staged to encourage understanding and involvement of COST, including information about the COST network, the rules of participation, as well as information regarding best practice and national procedures for participation. Speakers at the Info Day comprised of key members from the University of Lodz, as well as representatives from COST, including National Co-ordinator for Poland, Ms Jadwiga Mrozowska.   

COST is committed to creating better opportunities and greater inclusiveness within science and technology for researchers and academics. As part of this policy, information days and events are regularly held across Europe.  To see all upcoming events click here. 

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