COST Connect

COST Connect is a series of thematic workshops organised by the COST Association, which provide an open space for researchers, policy makers and research and innovation (R&I) stakeholders to network and grow their ideas. It brings together a broad set of actors from the European Research Area (ERA) and beyond with the aim to stimulate and strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships.

COST Action participants benefit from communication with policymakers and the opportunity to learn about the latest policy developments in the European R&I landscape. They also build connections with other COST Actions working on similar research fields and companies to identify common ground for future joint activities.

Through this initiative, COST is increasing the awareness of European funding and cooperation opportunities.

A thematic approach in an interactive format

The topics of the workshops are defined around specific criteria, taking into account stakeholder input and highlighted needs, the current EU policy agenda, major societal challenges and research fields where a critical mass of COST Actions is involved.

The interactive format of these events encourages dialogue and active engagement and the creation of synergies among participants. This event concept contributes actively to reduce fragmentation and to make research more efficient by avoiding duplication of activities.

Stakeholders are invited to help define and plan COST Connect events.

COST Connect events:

Upcoming events:

  • Anti-microbial Resistance – AMR

Past events:

17 June 2021, Academia-Industry collaboration (online)

29 April 2021: First ever COST Connect on advancing gender equality in research and innovation discusses how to accelerate progress

31 March 2021, Connecting continents – COST Connect on Europe-Africa cooperation (online)

28 January 2021: Beating Cancer by 2030: mission impossible? (online)

09 December 2020: Climate neutral and Smart Cities (online) 

02 July 2020: COST Connect session on the Green Deal (online) 

28-29 November 2019: Action for Standards Brussels Brussels, Belgium
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13 June 2019: The Blue Planet – What future for European Ocean Research? Brussels, Belgium

5-6 June 2019 – Innovative education and learning practices Brussels, Belgium

21-22 May 2019 – Beating Cancer in 2030: mission impossible? Brussels, Belgium

13-14 March 2019 – Sharing is daring? Brussels, Belgium 
Related articles: Sharing is daring?

19-20 November 2018 – The future of European brain research Brussels, Belgium

10 October 2018 – Sustainable Energy in the Danube Region. Belgrade, Serbia.

05 June 2018 – Climate change and forest systems , Sofia, Bulgaria

08 March 2018 – Quantum: Where will the next jump go? Warsaw, Poland.

25-26 April 2018 – How to Shape a Sustainable Urban Mobility for all? Bucharest, Romania.

24 November 2017 – The relevance of impact in R&I policy – What role for networks? Brussels, Belgium.

25 October 2017 – Cultural heritage in the digital era. Brussels, Belgium

12-13 September 2017 – An interdisciplinary forum on next generation internet Brussels, Belgium.
Related information: Event listing 

28 June 2017 – Water for food and agriculture in the Mediterranean area, Brussels, Belgium
Related information: Event listing 

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