COST meets R&I Commissioner Carlos Moedas


Acknowledging the importance of COST’s partnership with the European Commission, Commissioner Moedas added: “Openness is really part of COST’s DNA”. They also discussed future opportunities for boosting awareness on the framework and its impact on science and technology innovation.

The COST framework is open to innovative research ideas from any science and technology fields. Researchers from the 36 COST Member Countries and the Cooperating State can set up research networks on a topic of their own choice, no matter their affiliation to public or private institutions. Participants from less research-intensive European countries are particularly encouraged to apply for COST funding. What is more, researchers from all over the world can join in the networks.

In July 2014, COST signed a 7-year partnership with the European Commission over the entire duration of Horizon 2020. This partnership sees COST as a key player in two major pillars: Inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies and Spreading Excellence and widening participation.

For more details on participation and the COST Open Call, please visit our webpage and download our infographic.