COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-for-profit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries.
More information about COST is available at www.cost.eu.
Documents and Guidelines
- Rules for Participation in and Implementation of COST Activities
- Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval
- COST Action Management
- COST International Cooperation rules
- COST Action Plan
- Communication Plan 2012-2014
- Plan for COST Strategic Activities 2012-2014
Early Stage Researchers Strategy