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

Having joined COST in 1971, Norway has been a member of COST for its full forty year history. The national COST Office is hosted by the Research Council of Norway.


Norway has participated in 560 COST Actions in the past forty years and chairs 11 Actions.

Through some of the Actions which Norway chairs, it has improved knowledge of the welfare of fish in European aquaculture, defined current knowledge gaps and identify possible measures to improve the multidisciplinary research on urban infrastructure vulnerability and the handling of crisis situations, and also contributed to a better understanding of the effects of trade in small arms is relevant to European policy formation and debates on a common foreign and security policy.

Through some of the Actions within which Norway has been involved, it has enhanced children's welfare in an aging society, contributed to the creation of open scholarly communities on the web and participated in comparative research into current trends in public sector organisation.

Active across all COST's Domains, this news item only lists a few of Norway's contributions. More information on all the COST Actions which Norway both chairs and participates in can be found on the new COST country page .

This country focus fits in a summer series in which we visit each COST country in alphabetical order to highlight its achievements in the COST Programme.

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