COST is an intergovernmental framework consisting of 41 Full Members, 1 Cooperating Member and 1 Partner Member. The 41 COST Full Member countries govern COST via their representatives in the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) – the General Assembly of the COST Association.

This allows researchers from these countries to embark upon networking opportunities by participating in science and technology networks called COST Actions.

Choose a country in the list below for an overview of the Country National Coordinators (CNC), Action participation and Action Chairs for each Member. A full list of all CSO delegates is available here.

COST Full Members

The 41 COST Full Members are: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary*, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, The Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

COST Cooperating Member

Israel is a Cooperating Member. A Cooperating Member implies non-voting rights in the COST CSO. However, researchers from COST’s Cooperating Member enjoy member rights in COST Action participation.

COST Partner Member

South Africa is a Partner Member of COST. A Partner Member implies no rights to attend the COST CSO. However, researchers from COST’s Partner Members enjoy observer rights in COST Action participation.

CNC Members

Ms Orsolya Toth
Country representative for Hungary
More info
Ms Orsolya Toth

National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Department of International Affairs
Kéthly Anna tér 1
1077 Budapest

*Additional information

COST Action participants affiliated to Hungarian legal entities implied by the Council Decision 2022/2056 are allowed to participate in COST activities without receiving financial support from the COST Association (either grants or via reimbursements). Individuals from the flagged institutions can apply to get funded via the Guarantee Fund established by the Hungarian government. Please find the relevant information regarding this Fund in EN and in HU. Click here for the list of institutions affected by Council Implementing Decision 2022/2056.


Facts & figures of Hungary’s participation in 2023

STSMs & Training Schools in country
Budget received
Leadership positions within Actions

Individual participation in all Action activities

Participation by gender

    Participation by age