23 March 2018 | General
Promoting the value of COST - Serbia Info Day

Over 100 people, many of whom were early career investigators, gathered for the COST Info Day on the 23rd March 2018 held at the University of Belgrade, to discover how they could participate in pan-European science and research activities.

Serbia has a long history of involvement with the COST Programme, having first joined as part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 2001. Researchers from the country participate in 83% of running COST Actions, with 3 Vice-Chairs, 11 Short Term Scientific Mission Coordinators (STSM) and 22 Working Group leaders.

Over 100 people attended the Info Day at the University of Belgrade

Following welcome speeches from Prof. Dr Vladimir Bumbaširević, Rector of the Belgrade University and Prof. Dr Viktor Nedović, assistant ministry in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, attendees heard from Prof. Eva Kondorosi, Vice President European Research Council about ‘Strengthening Europe’s Science Base.’

Prof. Sierd Cloetingh, President of the COST Association, with Serbian Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Mr. Šarčević and Prof. Eva Kondorosi, Vice President European Research Council  

COST President Prof. Sierd Cloetingh , addressed the audience, explaining ‘the role of COST in the European Research Area (ERA), highlighting the importance of COST in promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science and boosting the careers of young researchers.’

Participants at the Info Day also heard first hand testimonials and learnt how they could participate, including how to write a successful proposal.  

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