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.
Interdisciplinary and International Co-operation (InterCo)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3, Postfach
CH-3001 Berne, Switzerland
Under COST rules in Horizon Europe, researchers and innovators affiliated to institutions based in Switzerland are fully eligible to participate in COST Actions. This includes:
- reimbursed participation in Action networking activities (meetings, conferences, Training Schools, Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs), and virtual mobility grants);
- possibility to be a main or secondary proposer in the COST Open Call for new Actions;
- eligibility to all leadership positions in ongoing Actions;
- possibility to be the Grant Holder Institution for an Action;
- reimbursed participation in activities organised by COST, such as COST Academy training’s.
As a COST Full Member, Switzerland’s eligibility is independent of affiliation to Horizon Europe.
Facts & figures of Swiss participation in 2022
Individual participation in all Action activities
Participation by gender
Participation by age
CA2210912/10/2023 - 11/10/2027
Medicinal plants for animal health care: Translating tradition into modern veterinary medicine (MedPlants4Vet)
CA2215426/09/2023 - 25/09/2027
Data-driven Applications towards the Engineering of functional Materials: an Open Network (DAEMON)
CA2111925/10/2022 - 24/10/2026
International network for harmonization of atmospheric aerosol retrievals from ground based photometers (Harmonia)
CA2113128/09/2022 - 27/09/2026
Enabling multilingual eye-tracking data collection for human and machine language processing research (MultiplEYE)
CA2116815/09/2022 - 14/09/2026
Improving outcome of Juvenile Inflammatory Rheumatism via universally applicable clinical practice strategies (JIR-CliPS)
IG1621514/09/2022 - 31/10/2023
European Network for the Dissemination of portable, Low-cost, minimally invasive, EaSy-to-uSe and easily accessible analytical tools to meet the needs of Metal heritage conservation
CA2012330/09/2021 - 29/09/2025
Intergovernmental Coordination from Local to European Governance (IGCOORD)
CA2013328/09/2021 - 27/09/2025
CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER AND DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE RECOVERY STRATEGIES TOWARDS ZERO WASTE (FULLRECO4US)
CA1912024/09/2020 - 23/09/2024
WATer isotopeS in the critical zONe: from groundwater recharge to plant transpiration (WATSON)
CA1812004/04/2019 - 03/10/2023
Reliable roadmap for certification of bonded primary structures (CERTBOND)
CA2211409/11/2023 - 08/11/2027
Maternal Perinatal Stress and Adverse Outcomes in the Offspring: Maximising infants´development (TREASURE)
CA2211509/11/2023 - 08/11/2027
A Multilingual Repository of Phraseme Constructions in Central and Eastern European Languages (PhraConRep)
CA2212407/11/2023 - 06/11/2027
EU Circular Economy Network for All: Consumer Protection through reducing, reusing, repairing (ECO4ALL)
CA2213606/11/2023 - 05/11/2027
Pan-European Network of Green Deal Agriculture and Forestry Earth Observation Science (PANGEOS)
CA2216506/11/2023 - 05/11/2027
Redressing Radical Polarisation: Strengthening European Civil Spheres facing Illiberal Digital Media (DepolarisingEU)
CA2214702/11/2023 - 01/11/2027
European metal-organic framework network: combining research and development to promote technological solutions (EU4MOFs)
CA2215631/10/2023 - 30/10/2027
Transformations international Experience and Research network for Sustainable futures (TransformERS)
CA2210330/10/2023 - 29/10/2027
A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK AGAINST BRAIN CANCER (Net4Brain)
CA2212130/10/2023 - 29/10/2027
Rising nationalisms, shifting geopolitics and the future of European higher education/research openness (OPEN)
CA2212230/10/2023 - 29/10/2027
Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-Ecological Impacts and Opportunities (RethinkBlue)