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COST Office

Brussels, 2013

COST Presentation

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What is COST?

COST is the oldest and widest European

intergovernmental framework for transnational Cooperation in Science and Technology.

For 40 years COST has supported networking of research activities across all its Member countries (36 today) and beyond.

COST is open to all disciplines, to all novel and ground-breaking S&T ideas, to all categories of partners, to the world where mutual benefit is real.

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What is COST Mission?

COST enables break- through scientific

developments leading to new concepts and products.

It thereby contributes to strengthen Europe’s

research and innovation capacities.

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What are COST Principles?

 Highest S&T Quality

 S&T-driven (bottom-up)

 Transdisciplinarity

 Young researchers

 Sharing knowledge

 Inclusive

 Leverage

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What are COST features?

 Intergovernmental

 Pan-European

 Open to global cooperation on the base of mutual interest

 Light-weight administration

 Easy implementation

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COST Strengths

networking of researchers (its Actions), which are open to:

 all fields of S&T (including interdisciplinary, new and emergent fields)

 any novel and original idea (innovative)

 all partners (public and private, big and small)

 all career stages (young and senior investigators)

 all countries (small and big, leader and follower countries), and to non-COST countries (fostering international cooperation)

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COST in Figures

 Established in 1971

 19 founding COST countries  now 35 + 1 Cooperating State

 4 reciprocal agreements with Non- COST countries

 250 MEUR of FP7

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COST Organisation

EC Grant Agreement FP7

Governance

Operations

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COST Countries

The 28 EU Member States EU Acceding & Candidate Countries







 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia







 Iceland







 Republic of Serbia







 Turkey

Other Countries



Bosnia and Herzegovina







Norway







 Switzerland

COST Cooperating States







 Israel

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300 297 296 294 288 259

258 251 250 250 250 245 243 220 215 214 204 194 181 174 165 163 149 145 139 137 115 108 92 90 81 77 72 69 43

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United Kingdom Germany Spain Italy France Belgium Greece Switzerland Denmark Netherlands Poland Portugal Finland Sweden Ireland Norway Austria Israel Czech Republic Hungary Romania Slovenia Serbia Turkey Bulgaria Croatia Slovakia Lithuania The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Estonia Cyprus Latvia Iceland Malta Luxembourg Bosnia and Herzegovina

Total running Actions 2012: 301

Country participation

in COST Actions

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Near Neighbour countries participation

Ukraine (31) Russia (47)

Algeria (7)

Tunisia (10)

Georgia (6)

Egypt (8) Morocco (12)

Moldova (2)

Armenia (4) Lebanon (7) Belarus (5)

Montenegro (7)

Albania (13) Azerbaijan (4)

COST Countries NN countries

Jordan (1) 165 Participations in running COST Actions (16 countries) – May 2013

Syria (1)

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COST Countries

Japan (12) Canada (39)

USA (109)

Rep of Korea (3)

India (07)

Hong Kong (2)

Brazil (11) Colombia (2)

China (27)

Mexico (9)

Pakistan (3)

Singapore (3) UAE (1)

Indonesia (1)

Chile (3) Uruguay (1)

Mauritius (1)

Taiwan (1) Sudan (1)

482 Participations in running Actions (31 countries) – May 2013

International Partner Countries

Participation in COST Actions excluding Near Neighbour Countries

Peru (1)

only one Action

Thailand (1)

Namibia (1)

Bangladesh (1) Costa Rica (1)

Iraq (1) Saudi Arabia (1)

Argentina (29)

RA Countries South Africa (36)

Australia (112)

New Zealand (62)

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COST Action

 At least 5 countries

 Expanding networks

 Average 20 countries

 Across 9 Domains or interdisciplinary

 Obtains funds for networking research

activities

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COST Action networking tools

 Science management meetings

 Working Group meetings

 Scientific workshops & seminars

 Training schools

 Scientific Exchange Visits (STSMs)

 Dissemination + publications

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COST Action - Statistics 2012

 300 Actions (943 since 1971)

 > 1000 scientific workshops and meetings > 15-20 000 participants

 1250 STSMs ~ 3 weeks

 > 90 Training Schools > 1200 participants

 COST cited in around 1400 peer

review publications (2010)

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COST Office

Scientific and technical

implementation of COST activities

 Science operations:

 Domain Committees

 COST Actions

 Strategic activities:

 S&T-driven

 Policy-driven

 Communication policy

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Developing space weather products and services in Europe

 COST Action ES0803

 Develop reliable European Space Weather forecasts

 Near real time space weather information

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European procedures for flood

frequency estimation (FloodFreq)

 Compile dataset and inventories of existing data and methods

 Use of statistical methods for flood frequency estimation

 Flood frequency

analysis using rainfall- runoff methods

 Flood frequency

estimation methods and environmental change

 COST Action ES0901

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Euroberry Research: from Genomics to Sustainable Production, Quality & Health

 Berry production is economically

significant

 COST helped berry growers to grow

 Specific thematic area has been included in FP7

 COST Action 863

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How new telecommunications can benefit people with disabilities

 Accessible

communication infrastructure

 Smart houses

 Equipment design

COST Action 219 ter

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Sunshine makes water safer to drink

 Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems

 Solar Disinfection (SODIS)

 1 Mio Bacteria to 0

 EU Millennium Development Goals

 EU Water Initiative (EUWI)

 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)

Implementation Plan

COST Action P9

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www.cost.eu/service/faq

Reciprocal Agreements:

www.cost.eu/about_cost/reci procal_agreements

Library:

www.cost.eu/library Events:

www.cost.eu/events

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