The COST Mission was approved in 2018 by the decision-making body of the organisation, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), according to which:
Our three strategic priorities:
Promoting and spreading excellence
Fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science
Empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators
COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology.