COST Actions, CO-operation in Science and Technology


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Description:

Introduction

COST (CO-operation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework dedicated to science and technology networking activities aiming at allowing their participants to jointly develop their ideas and new initiatives across all scientific disciplines.

COST mission is to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts, services and products and thereby contributing to strengthening European research and innovation capacities. In order to achieve its mission, COST endeavors to build capacity by connecting high-quality scientific communities in Europe and worldwide, provide networking opportunities for Early Stage Researchers and increase research impact on policy makers, regulatory bodies and national decision makers as well as on the private sector.

Call Objectives

  • To enhance the scientific, technological or social excellence and transparency of COST through an accessible bottom-up opportunity.
  • Proposals must contribute to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe to close the gap between science, policy makers and society. The call is transversal and open to ideas in all fields of Science and Technology.
  • It fosters multi and interdisciplinary projects, aiming to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products.

Call Options

The COST projects are implemented through a series of networking tools, such as:

  • Meetings (i.e. Management Committee meetings, Working Group meetings);
  • Training Schools;
  • Short-Term Scientific Missions;
  • Dissemination.

Duration: Maximum 48 months

Budget:

The financial support averages 134.000 euro per year.

Requirements

Eligibility

COST Action proposals must represent a Network of Proposers from at least 7 different COST Full or Cooperating Members amongst which a minimum number shall be from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries.

COST Actions are open to researchers, engineers and scholars who are affiliated to a university, research centers, company or other relevant public and private organization located in one of the 38 COST Member States or in any of the Near Neighbour Countries (NNCs) or International Partner Countries (IPCs).

The participation of researchers from less research-intensive countries acrossEurope is required: these countries are denominated Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs), being either an EU Member State or Associated Country to Horizon 2020. The complete list of these categories of countries is available in the call guidelines.

Participating countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

ITCs countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.

Request

Application

COST Open Call is a one-stage submission process. Proposals may be submitted at any time through a dedicated secured online tool, the e-COST Submission Tool.

  • Deadline for submitting applications: 29/10/2021.

In case of interest, please contact lnorton(ELIMINAR)@fsjd.org