Who funds this work?

COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers,
engineers and scholars across Europe.

It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology,
including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities.
Based on a European intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology,
COST has been contributing – since its creation in 1971 – to closing the gap between science,
policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond.
As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST plays a very important role
in building a European Research Area (ERA).

It anticipates and complements the activities of the EU Framework Programmes, constituting a “bridge”
towards the scientific communities of COST Inclusiveness Target Countries.
It also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence.