COST Academy

Developing skills and knowledge

The COST Academy is a training initiative developed to support the COST Actions in managing their Action network. It offers trainings, workshops, and webinars on topics highly relevant for the performance of the Action networks.

The initiative follows the COST excellence and inclusiveness policy, which aims to boost underrepresented researchers such as, young researchers, and researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs).

COST Academy face-to-face trainings take place at the COST Association in Brussels, while the webinars and online trainings can be accessed anywhere.

More information on trainings and a calendar of events can be found below. For further enquiries please contact

The COST Academy:

Develops Action participants’ knowledge and transferrable skills in e.g., leadership, administration, and communication.

Participants are invited to trainings based on their role within the Action.

Courses are led by experts and combine theory with practical exercises.

“COST Academy has consistently supported my Science Communication Coordinator role through training and hands-on experiences. Not only it has enhanced my leadership skills and built my confidence, but it has also offered an excellent opportunity to network with other Science Communication Coordinators.”

Dr Evis Trandafili, Science Communication Coordinator for COST Action MultiplEYE

Upcoming events

Snapshots from previous events

Group photo of 40+ people standing together in a meeting room

A man standing in a room presenting to a group of people sat on chairs in a U configuration

A group of people huddled around a flip chart noting down ideas

A man behind a large TV style camera filming another man talking

Four people sat at a square table in a large office in discussion

Three people working at a table writing notes with a white board to the side

Two tables of 4 people in discussion in a large meeting room

30 men and women posing for a group photo in an office setting