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
They are set up to achieve specific objectives within their four-year duration, centred around the creation, diffusion and application of knowledge in the frame of the COST action. These objectives can be reached through a wide range of networking tools supported by COST, such as workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs) and dissemination activities.
For more information, please visit the COST website