Setting up or participating in a COST Action is easy - but from 28 June 2013 it has become even easier! COST recently revised the rules for participation in COST activities to make them more inclusive, user-friendly and responsive to scientists’ networking needs.
The revised rules and procedures clarify and simplify the participation in and implementation of COST activities and allow for a wider range of activities to be funded. In particular, the key innovations introduced by COST include:
The review of COST’s rules and procedures for participation was undertaken by the COST Office on a mandate by the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO).
The aims of the review were in particular to harmonise and streamline the rules and principles for participation in COST activities - and especially COST Actions - so as to better respond to scientists’ networking needs.
The revised rules and procedures also improve the effectiveness of COST as a unique means for European researchers to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all scientific disciplines through trans-European networking, and contribute to increasing the efficiency of COST Office operations.
COST Near Neighbour Countries include Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.
Source and furter information: COST