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COST ASSOCIATION
Country: Belgium
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  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 681463
    Overall Budget: 178,168,992 EURFunder Contribution: 178,168,992 EUR
    Partners: CA

    COST is an intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology (S&T). Founded in 1971, it supports collaborative S&T networks called COST Actions – a unique cooperation instrument allowing the joint development of ideas across all scientific disciplines through trans-European networking of nationally funded research activities. A process of significant review and adaptation of COST strategies and policies has been recently giving birth to a new COST, focused on inclusiveness, societal impact, output orientation and lean implementation. A fully dedicated legal entity under the direct responsibility and guidance of the COST Member Countries, the COST Association, has been established. The main objective of the present proposal is to allow COST to continue to meet the complex challenges that characterise Europe’s research and innovation agenda and in particular to pursue four solid and societally relevant objectives: 1. Join research efforts and develop common S&T programs by supporting high quality pan-European S&T networks 2. Build research capacity and strengthen S&T excellence across the ERA 3. Address societal questions by promoting trans-disciplinary research 4. Widen participation and inclusiveness through tailored mechanisms, fostering integration across the ERA COST represents European added value as it is the sole pan-European framework fostering open and bottom-up S&T cooperation networks, driven by researchers’ needs. Its focus on excellence, openness and inclusiveness has proved a successful formula over many years. Institutional, operational and administrative levels of intervention allow COST to effectively pursue the objectives above and to fulfil its mission. The consistent and continuously improved implementation of COST, already proved successful during the first year of the COST Framework implementation under Horizon 2020, will enable it to strongly contribute to Horizon 2020 objectives.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 101052416
    Overall Budget: 153,000,000 EURFunder Contribution: 153,000,000 EUR
    Partners: CA

    Founded in 1971, COST is an intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology (S&T). As defined in the COST Mission statement, COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. To do so, COST funds bottomup, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology. According to COST Vision statement, COST is aiming at becoming the leading open networking tool in the ERA. In order to continue to pursue its Mission and Vision, the COST Strategic Plan defines three strategic priorities for the remaining part of Horizon 2020 and in Horizon Europe: - Promoting and Spreading Excellence - Fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science - Empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators To implement those strategic priorities, COST focuses its efforts on strengthening its core business and implementing a range of complementary activities. The COST Association is the beneficiary of a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) following the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-22. The COST Association is an AISBL under the Belgian law with an integrated governance, management and implementation functions, creating the base for a responsible and accountable organisation where the COST Full Members have direct control. The legal and financial frame for the COST Association operations is provided via a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and subsequent Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs). An overall budget of EUR 153 million was foreseen for the first SGA1 for a duration of 36 months, 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2024.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 861952
    Overall Budget: 81,840,000 EURFunder Contribution: 81,840,000 EUR
    Partners: CA

    Founded in 1971, COST is an intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology (S&T). As defined in the COST Mission statement, COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. To do so, COST funds bottom-up, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology. According to COST Vision statement, COST is aiming at becoming the leading open networking tool in the ERA. In order to continue to pursue its Mission and Vision, the COST Strategic Plan defines three strategic priorities for the remaining part of Horizon 2020 and in Horizon Europe: - Promoting and Spreading Excellence - Fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science - Empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators To implement those strategic priorities, COST focuses its efforts on strengthening its core business and implementing a range of complementary activities. The COST Association is the beneficiary of a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) following the H2020 2019-20 Work Programme. The COST Association is an AISBL under the Belgian law with an integrated governance, management and implementation functions, creating the base for a responsible and accountable organisation where the COST Full Members have direct control. The legal and financial frame for the COST Association operations is provided via a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and subsequent Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs). An overall indicative budget of EUR 300 million was foreseen for the duration of the FPA covering the total Horizon 2020 period. The proposal covers the second reporting period of SGA3.2 for a duration of months of 18 months, 1 May 2020 to 31 October 2021.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 101052382
    Partners: CA

    For 50 years, COST has offered European researchers and innovators straightforward and flexible access to the best science and technology networks in Europe and beyond. COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellence-driven, interdisciplinary, open and pan-European networks (COST Actions) in all areas of science and technology. These activities have had a significant impact on closing the innovation divides and stimulating brain circulation in Europe. Looking into Horizon Europe, COST will aim to further enhance its position as the leading networking instrument in the ERA, enabling (young) researchers and innovators to prepare and empower themselves with more self-confidence and motivation to stay in Europe for their next career steps in research and innovation. This Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) outlines an action plan for the full duration of Horizon Europe describing the strategic objectives and key milestones for the implementation of COST. To this end, this FPA aims to align, as much as possible, COST activities with the Commission’s priorities for the next 7 years.