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Sustainable ageing is a major policy challenge

Wed, 2018-02-21 11:51
Current policies overlook the diversity of ageing populations, which can increase social exclusion in later life. This was the message presented in Brussels on the 20th February at the Sustainable Ageing European policy seminar, ‘Older People and European Public Policy Beyond 2020,’ organised by COST Action ROSEnet.

Connecting women in science

Mon, 2018-02-19 10:17
If you had to pick your favourite female researcher, who would it be? This has been the question on social media over the last week and for good reason, the 11 February was the International day for Women and Girls in Science. We are wrapping up our week-long celebration by introducing some of the women participating in COST-funded networks. We asked them about their experience starting out in the world of research, and what drove their careers forward.

Czech Republic Info Day

Fri, 2018-02-16 16:57
COST held an Info Day in Prague on the 16th February to encourage greater participation of researchers from the Czech Republic in European research activities.

Extension of Memorandum of Understanding between COST and Joint Research Centre

Thu, 2018-02-15 09:58
COST and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding, which will cover the next five years. The extension strengthens the commitment between the two organisations to work together in order to promote research excellence through networking activities.

COST Customer Satisfaction Survey

Mon, 2018-02-05 10:44
Over the month of February, COST will conduct its biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Mobile health applications put millions of users’ privacy and security at risk, researchers find

Fri, 2018-02-02 17:42
80% of the health apps evaluated in a European study transmitted health-related data to third-party companies, with only half doing so over secure (HTTPS) connections. Most of the apps did not meet legal requirements or standards meant to prevent users’ inappropriate and uncontrolled data usage and disclosure to third-party companies.

COST Governance approves strategy for a stronger position of research networks in FP9

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:12
On 12 December 2017, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials, chaired by COST President Sierd Cloetingh, in the presence of Director-General Robert-Jan Smits (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission) approved the strategy that will drive COST throughout the end of Horizon 2020 and the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).

COST Info Day - Israel

Fri, 2017-12-01 11:31
Scientific cooperation between the EU and Israel goes back to 1996, when Israel, as the first non-European country, started to be associated via a specific agreement to the European Framework Programme. Israel is now considered to be one of the European ‘Innovation Leaders’ with a quality of research equal to the most advanced EU Member States.

International networks: Creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

Wed, 2017-11-29 18:00
Open international networks including COST are a vital tool in enabling people from diverse disciplines and sectors to collaborate; developing ideas for new research and innovation and enhancing career prospects.

COST Connect: The relevance of impact in R&I Policy - What role for networks?

Mon, 2017-11-27 12:32
The measurement of impact is a hot topic in European Research and Innovation policies. European funded research projects and programmes are increasingly asked to define and measure the impact they create.

Towards research funding: Polish NCP Network present benefits of COST

Thu, 2017-11-23 14:09
The Polish research community are currently involved with 87% of running COST Actions, however it is aimed to increase levels of inclusion further, leading to an increase in participation in EU Framework Programmes.

World Science Forum 2017: COST President says research networks help spread scientific excellence worldwide and reduce brain drain

Thu, 2017-11-09 16:27
Speaking at this year’s World Science Forum held in Jordan, COST President Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh explained how researchers across the entire Middle East could benefit from COST’s open and inclusive research networks.