Committee of Senior Officials - The CSO is composed of two representatives of the COST Member Countries, one of whom is usually the COST National Coordinator. The CSO is the main decision-making body of the COST structure (the General Assembly of the COST Association). It reports directly to the Ministerial Conferences, formulates the general strategy of COST, appoints the Scientific Committee, approves the Actions to be launched and prepares the relevant Memoranda of Understanding to be accepted by the interested countries.
The role of a CSO member is to
- Liaise with the ministries and offices of his/her country
- Liaise with the COST Association