About the organization


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.


Detailed information

Program: COST

National Coordinator COST

National contact person of the COST program in Ukraine, Head of the Expert Group on Innovation Development of the Directorate of Science and Innovation, Ministry of Education and …

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe and beyond.

COST is bottom up, this means that researchers can create a network – based on their own research interests and ideas – by submitting a proposal to the COST Open Call.

Official website of COST

To get access to all COST features - create a COST account using: e-COST (The online platform of COST Association)

The COST Association (The European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an international non-profit association with headquarters in Brussels, whose members are 40 countries, and which is financed within the Horizon Europe.

COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

COST actions help to connect research initiatives in Europe and beyond, allowing scientists and innovators to develop their ideas in any field of science and technology, sharing them with colleagues.

COST Actions are typically made up of researchers from academia, SMEs, public institutions and other relevant organisations or interested parties.

Browse COST Actions

There are three options for participating in COST:

Participant of the open action

Find an activity in your area of interest on the COST website

Read the project plan (MoU) - determine your potential contribution

You should also familiarize yourself with Action's own website, so you can get more detailed information about Action's activities

Determine opportunities to join the Action and your contact person who will help you acquire the necessary status.

You can participate in the open Action as:

  • Member of the Steering Committee (MS): contact the COST National Coordinator.
  • Participant of the working group (WG): contact the head of the WG.
  • Participant in Action activities: short-term scientific mission, ITC conference grant, training school, workshop/conference, etc. (see Action website, contact Chair or National MC).

The initiator of the new Action

One-step online submission of proposals (e-COST)

The proposal must be focused on scientific and technological excellence, emphasis on impact from implementation, multi and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Two submission options:

An expert who evaluates the submitted proposals

Participation as a COST expert will give you the opportunity to participate in the evaluation of proposals for the opening of new COST Actions, as well as to participate in the evaluation of the results and effect of the Action, for this, register, tick the "Expertise" section and upload your CV ( e-COST).

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