COST empowers the next generation of researchers by enabling their active participation in COST Actions, and encourages them to take leadership positions. 5 young researchers share their experience of the COST Programme and explain how participating in COST Actions led to carreer opportunities.
COST empowers the next generation of researchers by enabling their active participation in COST Actions, and encourages them to take leadership positions. 5 young researchers share their experience of the COST Programme and explain how participating in COST Actions led to carreer opportunities
How COST Action ASF-STOP impacted EU policies
On the occasion of the COST and Joint Research Centre (JRC) seminar held last June, Prof. Dolores Gavier-Widén, former Action Chair of COST Action “Understanding and combating African Swine Fever in Europe (ASF-STOP)”, explains how policy impact was achieved by her Action. The ultimate objective of the ASF-STOP network is to improve knowledge of the African Swine Fever, a viral haemorrhagic fever of domestic pigs and wild boars in Europe.
On the occasion of COST 50 year anniversary in 2021, this special video was produced giving the floor to some key personalities who played a key role throughout the development of the COST Programme.
– Prof. Paulo Ferrão, current President of the COST Association
– Prof. Janet Mifsud, COST Committee of Senior Officials for Malta
– Dr Emmanuel Pasco-Viel, former member of the COST Committee of Senior Officials for France, of the Executive Board and former interim Vice-President of COST
– Mr Robert-Jan Smits, former Director General DG Research and Innovation (2010-2018) at the European Commission
– Mrs Rita Ward, former Member of the COST Committee of Senior Officials for Ireland, National Coordinator and Executive Board member
– Prof. Sierd Cloetingh, former President of the COST Association (2017-2019)
– Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, Former President of the COST Association (2010-2017)
– Prof. Francesco Fedi, Former President of the COST Association (2004-2010)
– Dr Eva Klaper, Former member of the Committee of Senior Officials for Switzerland, Executive Board member and COST National Coordinator
Read more about COST 50 years here
A COST Action on circular cities
Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city www.circular-city.eu
Brenda Rojas Delgado interviews Dr. Ronald de Bruin, Director of COST Association – European Cooperation in Science and Technology, to discuss how the COST programme helps young researchers, so that they can conduct their researches in the European Union.
Would you like to apply for a COST Action? Here are some tips on what you need to think of before submitting your proposal.
Read more about COST Actions in our dedicated website section here.
BESTPRAC working group meeting - Belgrade 2018
100 people from 32 European countries met in Belgrade in September 2018 for ‘The voice of research administrators – Building a network of administrative excellence’ (BESTPRAC) working group meeting.
BESTPRAC is a COST Targeted Network, which aims to promote better and more consistent administration of transnational research projects, supporting excellence in research. The network serves as a platform for exchanging experiences, sharing and developing best practices, encouraging knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and increasing efficiency in these fields.
Exploring fundamental physics with compact stars (NewCompStar)
Here is how the COST programme helped to further research in the field of neutron stars.
Neutron stars are unique laboratories that allow us to probe the building blocks of matter and their interactions at regimes that terrestrial laboratories cannot explore. These exceptional objects have already led to breakthrough discoveries in nuclear and subnuclear physics, QCD, general relativity and high-energy astrophysics.