European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

Coopération européenne dans le domaine de la recherche scientifique et technique

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1970, Brussels (Belgium), by the Ministerial Conferences, comprising Ministerial representatives of the then 19 participating states, as an intergovernmental European framework for international cooperation between nationally funded research activities. Currently used by the scientific communities of 36 European countries. Previously came within the remit of Council of the European Union and of European Commission (EC). There was no statute establishing COST as it worked with flexible, pragmatic operating rules agreed by COST member states. As of 1 Oct 2014, legal entity implementing all activities under Horizon 2020, based on the Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission is COST Association, set up Sep 2013 as an international not-for-profit, registered in accordance with Belgian law. Previous English title: European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST). EU Transparence Register: 480090715925-32.


Strengthen Europe in scientific and technical research through support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers; maximize European synergy and added value in non-competitive and pre-normative research; enable scientists to collaborate in a wide spectrum of activities in research and technology.

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2019 Limassol, Cyprus – International Conference

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Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 37 countries
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Subjects *

  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Science
    • Science
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News Received

12. Feb 2018
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