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COST Information Day

On 24 May 2023, the online COST Info Day took place and was open to interested researchers and innovators  The aim was to them about how to connect with COST Actions or submit a COST Action proposal, the role and impact of the COST programme, and the benefits of participating in COST for researchers’ careers, with a focus on young researchers. On the COST webpage here, you can now download all presentations, then a Q&A document with answers to questions received, and a video recording of the whole event.

70 new COST Actions approved

On 12 May 2023, COST’s Governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), confirmed the funding of 70 new COST Actions, that will officially start in Autumn 2023. As an indicator of multidisciplinary of the new Actions, 54% of all Actions cover at least two OECD fields of science and technology, while 11% cover at least three fields. The success rate for applications in this Open Call (OC-2022-1) was 18.7%. For more information, go to this COST press release.

COST – JRC MoU extended for another 5 years

COST is delighted to have intensified cooperation with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) over recent years, as formalised by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two organisations back in 2015. This MoU has recently been in May 2023 extended until early 2028. The primary objective of the updated MoU is to maintain and intensify the ongoing partnership between the JRC and COST on strategic items of mutual interest. In addition, the MoU will form the basis for exchange of information and best practices between both partners. Read the whole news here


Development of the structure of the Czech Republic‘s participation in the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes according to the legal forms of the participants: The representation of higher education institutions is growing


The post from May 17, 2023 dealt with the structure of the Czech participants of the Horizon Europe programme according to their legal form as of April 26, 2023. Let us now look at the development of the representation of participants’ legal forms from 2015 to 2022. The...

30 postdoctoral fellowships available within the Physics for Future (P4F) programme


  The programme Physics for Future (P4F), co-funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND and coordinated by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU), has opened its first call. P4F is a postdoctoral fellowship programme designed to...

Horizon Europe Programme in a World and European Context II.


Based on the 2022 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, a June 26, 2023 post reported, that for Europe's largest corporations, contributions from the EU's research and innovation Framework Programmes represent only a fraction of their R&D budgets, and presented...

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