UKRO Factsheet: European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST)
27 Jul 2021
COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology established in 1971. Its mission is to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe's research and innovation capacities. It enables the cooperation of nationally funded research on a European level, reducing fragmentation of investment and contributing to the European Research Area (ERA) agenda. COST funds pan-European, bottom-up networks of scientists and researchers across all disciplines and institution types called 'COST Actions'.
The new UKRO factsheets explains how COST works and how to apply to COST open calls for proposals. Furthermore, it provides information about the UK's status in the COST intergovernmental framework following its departure from the EU.