What is COST ?

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental framework for the coordination of nationally-funded research at a European level, based on a flexible institutional structure supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. COST has been contributing - since its creation in 1971 - to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond.

COST Member Countries

The 36 COST Member Countries are: 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.

These countries govern COST via their representatives in the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) - the General Assembly of the COST Association.

Israel is a Cooperating State. A Cooperating State implies non-voting rights in the COST CSO and in the Domain Committees. However, researchers from COST's Cooperating State enjoy member rights in COST Action participation.

For more information of the structure and about the procedures of COST can be obtained at http://www.cost.eu/