Founded in 1971, COST is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental framework for transnational Cooperation in Science and Technology.

COST is open to all disciplines, to all novel and groundbreaking Science & Technology ideas, to all categories of partners where mutual benefit is real.

COST has been supporting networking of research activities across all 38 Member countries (and one Cooperating Member country) and beyond for nearly 50 years.

COST Mission: “COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges.”

The three strategic priorities:

  • Promoting and spreading excellence
  • Fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science
  • Empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators

COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology.

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