Publications

European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023 | Action CA18214

Growing ideas through global networking

2023

Methodology and position paper for a review study on the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe

2023 | Action CA18123

Evidence-based family and parenting support evaluation strategies: The position of EurofamNet

2023 | Action CA18123

A review of books and handbooks related to the workforce skills in family support

2023 | Action CA18123

Child and family support policies across Europe: National reports from 27 countries

2023 | Action CA18123

COST Annual Report 2022

2023

COST Strategic Plan

2023

Structural Health Monitoring Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace

2021 | Action CA18203

European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023 | Action CA18214

ISBN: 978-3-031-26017-9

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-26018-6

This open access book offers a multidisciplinary and comprehensive perspective regarding the immediate and long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on coworking spaces in the European Region. The current pandemic has imposed several effects on work and spaces for work. Some are immediate effects and will last for a short time (such as the closing down of the space), some will last longer (namely, the reorganisation of the space to meet the physical distancing), and some will stay for a long time (remote working and hybrid working). Although the literature on coworking spaces and the effects of the pandemic is growing fast, empirical studies are yet limited. Within this context, this book seeks a twofold aim: (i) to contribute to the fast-growing literature on coworking space and their effects at different scales; (ii) to present a multidisciplinary perspective about the effects of the yet-lasting Corona-pandemic effects on the patterns of remote working and consequently on coworking spaces, as the most diffused form of new working spaces. 

Growing ideas through global networking

2023

Find out how you can get involved in COST if you are located in one of our Near Neighbour Countries or a Third States/International Partner Country.

Methodology and position paper for a review study on the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe

2023 | Action CA18123

ISBN 978-84-09-44508-0

This paper produced by EurofamNet undertakes ‘a scoping study of the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe’. It provides some starting points for the conceptualisation of family support in broad terms and highlights the centrality of children’s rights and family welfare perspectives to the aims and objectives of EurofamNet. It also sets out the aims, approach and design of the scoping study.

Evidence-based family and parenting support evaluation strategies: The position of EurofamNet

2023 | Action CA18123

ISBN 978-84-09-43109-0

Recognising that efforts are still necessary to reckon with the heterogeneity of service delivery in family support, the internal disparities of professional cultures upon the external EurofamNet’s position of family and parenting support evaluation strategies | 6 input of evidence-based practices and the standards of an evaluation culture, this paper intends to contribute to a thorough and comprehensive position of the EuroFamNet COST Action on parenting support evaluation strategies. In what follows, this paper briefs the rationale of the evidence-based practice outlining its advances in family support services delivered in community settings. The short historical account traces how the perspectives and approaches to evaluate the putative effects of evidence-based parenting programmes also brought about an interest in the relations and linkages among research, professional practice and, more recently, policies and children and family participation.

Child and family support policies across Europe: National reports from 27 countries

2023 | Action CA18123

ISBN 978-84-09-37182-2

Compendium of national reports about the contexts, current developments, and policy actions in the area of child and family support in 27 countries across Europe. The collection throws light on the conceptualisation and delivery of Family Support in Europe, which is one of the main areas of interest within the Family Support Network (EurofamNet) funded by COST. The work helps us understand how family policy and support are offered in the different countries, and provide a detailed account of ‘provision in context’ across Europe.

COST Annual Report 2022

2023

Research and innovation are not isolated activities, as they involve the collective efforts of scientists working together towards a common goal. The COST Annual Report 2022 highlights how COST Actions connect researchers to advance science.

This edition depicts 2022’s main highlights, together with facts and figures, and also features numerous success stories about COST Actions and the researchers involved.

COST Strategic Plan

2023

For more than 50 years, COST has been providing networking opportunities for researchers and innovators to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges.

To continue as the leading networking instrument in the European Research Area (ERA), COST has defined three priorities: 1) Promoting and spreading excellence, 2) Fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science, 3) Empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators.

The COST Strategic Plan defines clear targets and Key Performance Indicators for each strategic priority. Read the document to discover more.

Structural Health Monitoring Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace

2021 | Action CA18203

ISBN: 978-3-030-72191-6

This open access book presents established methods of structural health monitoring (SHM) and discusses their technological merit in the current aerospace environment. While the aerospace industry aims for weight reduction to improve fuel efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and to decrease maintenance time and operating costs, aircraft structures are often designed and built heavier than required in order to accommodate unpredictable failure. A way to overcome this approach is the use of SHM systems to detect the presence of defects. This book covers all major contemporary aerospace-relevant SHM methods, from the basics of each method to the various defect types that SHM is required to detect to discussion of signal processing developments alongside considerations of aerospace safety requirements. It will be of interest to professionals in industry and academic researchers alike, as well as engineering students.