Interactions with COST action 319 activities
Type de document
COMMUNICATION AVEC ACTES INTERNATIONAL (ACTI)
Résumé / Abstract
The COST programme ('European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research') is a Europe-wide programme for the co-ordination of national research, founded in 1971. Today the membership includes 25 signatory countries and the European Commission. The COST program typically addresses areas of research, where concerted action can bring benefit to the participating countries. With its emphasis on open participation, COST activly promotes the concept of 'bottom-up working', the research areas being defined by the participants themselves. COST's open and adaptable approach brings many advantages, including the avoidance of duplication of effort, the sharing of results by all participating countries, the building of scientific consensus and the efficient coverage of the complex field of European research, while allowing the individual countries to focus on problems of particular interest.