COST Connect

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 Connect

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.

COST Connect

Above: COST Connect – Sustainability in the Danube Region, 10 October 2018, Belgrade, Serbia.

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:

* Due to COVID-19 the following events are postponed:

Climate neutral and Smart Cities, Brussels, Belgium

Anti-Microbial Resistance, Brussels, Belgium

Academia-Industry collaboration, Brussels, Belgium

Past events:

02 July 2020 COST Connect session on the Green Deal online 

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COST Connect – The Green Deal

 

28-29 November 2019 Action for Standards Brussels Brussels, Belgium

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Standards make the world go round 

Growing innovation through effective standardisation 

 

13 June 2019 – The Blue Planet – What future for European Ocean Research? Brussels, Belgium

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The Blue Planet – What future for European Ocean Research 

 

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

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Innovation, Education and Learning Practices

 

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

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Beating cancer in 2030: Mission impossible?

 

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

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Sharing is daring?

 

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

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The future of European brain research

 

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

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Sustainable energy in the Danube region 

 

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

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Striving for new horizons in climate change and forest systems

 

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

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Networking for the next quantum technology leap

 

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

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Connecting the dots for sustainable urban mobility 

 

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

The relevance of impact in R&I Policy – What role for networks 

 

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

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Cultural heritage in the digital era

 

12-13 September 2017 – An interdisciplinary forum on next generation internet Brussels, Belgium.

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Event listing 

 

28 June 2017 – Water for food and agriculture in the Mediterranean area, Brussels, Belgium

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Event listing 

 

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