COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an EU-funded, intergovernmental framework with currently 38 Members and 1 Cooperating Member. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-for-profit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework.
The COST Vademecum provides the administrative and financial provisions with respect to the management and implementation of COST Actions.
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