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What is COST?

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. www.cost.eu.


How to join?

If you wish to join this COST Action, please familiarise yourself with the conditions and procedure, as explained on the COST website “Join an Existing COST Action”. You may find more useful information in the COST Vademecum, which is accessible via our Documents page.

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How to acknowledge?

Our COST Action is subject to monitoring. It is therefore of uttermost importance to acknowledge the support from COST whenever justified. For any publication emerging from and/or supported by this COST Action (e.g. via STSM, collaboration among COST Action participants, project discussions during meetings), please use the following phrase in the Acknowledgements:

“This article is based upon work from COST Action CA16107 EuroXanth, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).”