Organisation: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond) and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation.
COST is bottom up, this means that researchers can create a network – based on their own research interests and ideas – by submitting a proposal to the COST Open Call. The proposal can be in any science field. COST Actions are highly interdisciplinary and open. It is possible to join ongoing Actions, which therefore keep expanding over the funding period of four years. They are multi-stakeholder, often involving the private sector, policymakers as well as civil society.
To streamline Belgian particpations to this year's COST Open Call (deadline: 29 October at 00:00 CET), the Belgian COST National Contact Points (CNCs) organise a virtual information session. The meeting will be held in English, registration is mandatory.
4 May 2021 from 10:00 till 12:00 CET
Open until 27 April 2021 and via this link. A confirmation of participation with the link to GoToMeeting will be sent one week in advance. The session will be recorded and will be made available for everyone who is interested, but couldn't participate on 4 May 2021.
- Belgian contacts for COST
CIS\COST members: BELSPO, CFWB, FWO, SPW, Innoviris and EWI