COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
COST Actions offers scientists the opportunity to embark upon bottom-up, multidisciplinary and collaborative networks across all science and technology domains. COST funding is based on Actions, which are networks of coordinated collaborations, to address the specialized issues being set forth by the Action.
Action participants come from COST and non-COST countries. The Actions are led by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the governments of the COST countries participating in the Action. The initiative within the Action comes from the scientists, technical experts and from those with a direct interest in furthering international collaboration.
“COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities“
In order to achieve its mission, COST endeavours to:
- Build capacity by connecting high-quality scientific communities in Europe and worldwide
- Provide networking opportunities for Early Stage Researchers (ESR)
- Increase research impact on policy makers, regulatory bodies and national decision makers as well as on the private sector.
Through its inclusiveness policy, COST supports the integration of research communities, leverages national research investments and addresses issues of global relevance.
Science officer of the Action: Dr Lucia FORZI
Administrative officer of the Action: Ms Nathalie WARENGHIEN
Our Action started in March 2016 and will last until April 2020. Currently, 30 countries have joined CHAOS.