What is COST?
COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It is a unique means for researchers 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).
Please click to see the COST introductory video.
Turkey stands as one of the founding members of the Association which has currently 36 member countries.
Cost member countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
COST 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 through including a renewed evaluation and selection procedure aiming at identifying breakthrough ideas and favouring interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects.
COST is a short-cut for Turkish researchers to reach European research groups in a high variety of scientific fields. The platform can be considered as the step between national level and Framework Programs.
Please click for the COST Official web-site.
COST Activity Fields:
- Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences
- Food and Agriculture
- Forests their Products and Services
- Materials, Physics and Nanosciences
- Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies
- Earth System Science and Environmental Management
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Transport and Urban Development
- Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health
- Trans-Domain Studies
Please click to see all running COST Actions.
Please click to see the nomination criterions for COST Actions.
Please click to see COST 2017 Annual Report.
There have been an estimated 300 ongoing COST Actions.
More than 45.000 researchers among Europe were supported within COST platforms.
An estimated 120,000 EURO budget has been spared for each COST Action by the European Commission.
2,550 Short-Term Scientific Missions were organized in all COST Actions.
About 4,000 early career researchers supported in training schools.
Turkish Researchers' COST participation in years:
|Year||Total Number of COST Acitons||Number of Actions Participated by Turkish Scintists||Turkey's Participation Ration (%)|
By the means of all sorts of COST Activities (Management Committee Meetings, Working Group Meetings, Workshops, Short-term Scientific Missions, Training Schools) an estimated 3,416,050 € has been transfered for the participation of Turkish researchers to COST Acitons between 2012-2016. In addition, between these years, from different age groups, disciplines and career levels; and from academy and private sector a total of 2,582 researchers represented Turkey in COST networks across Europe. Also, 200 scientific events have been organized in Turkey with the sole funding of COST Association.
|Year||Budget Transferred to Turkey by COST Association (€)||Number of Turkish Researchers Participated in COST Activities||Number of COST Activities Organized in Turkey|
Who can join COST?
Turkish Members of COST
There are currently 431 Turkish Management Committee Members in 196 running COST Actions. In order to see the Turkish members of a COST Action; please click on "Management Committee" button on the official web-site of that Action.