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COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.

Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

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  • Pan-European
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Call for applications: short-term scientific missions with COST Action Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry

May 15, 2021 08:00

Short-term scientific missions (STSMs) allow scientists to learn from an institution or laboratory in another COST country – a concept of particular interest to young scientists. In this instance STSMs facilitate researchers participating in COST Action Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform research. Application deadline: 15 July 2021.

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Call for applications: Summer School on Workplace Management 2021

June 14, 2021 08:00

The 4th Summer School on Workplace Management 2021 is co-organised with the COST Action 'The geography of new working spaces and impact on the periphery' and is open to students, researchers and practiotioners. Participants will get a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge on the new working spaces such as coworking spaces and new trends in the local and international contexts. Application deadline: 14 June.

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Family support & COVID. Learning and responding from a European perspective

June 18, 2021 12:30

The COST Action EurofamNet aims to create a pan-European family support network focused on family support policies and practices, and to inform family policies and practices towards the ultimate goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being. This open webinar is aimed to encourage mutual knowledge exchange in Family Support research and practice across Europe during the COVID-19 situation, and to encourage collaboration and joint initiatives that contribute to the field of Family Support and the Network.

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