abril 29, 2010
COST – European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research
European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research
COST is a framework for scientific and technical cooperation, allowing the co-ordination of national research on a European level. COST Actions consist of basic and precompetitive research as well as activities of public utility.
The goal of COST is to ensure that Europe holds a strong position in the field of scientific and technical research for peaceful purposes, by increasing European co-operation and interaction in this field.
COST has developed into one of the largest frameworks for research co-operation in Europe and is a valuable mechanism co-ordinating national research activities at European level. Today its nearly 200 Actions involve some 40 000 participating scientists from 32 European member countries and from nearly 50 participating institutions from additional 14 different countries. These networks represent a value of more than 2 Billion €.