Publications

COST Annual Report 2021

2022

Final Impact Assessment Study for Horizon 2020

2021

COST Annual Report 2020

2021

50 years of research networks

2021

Communicating science in times of COVID-19

2021 | Action CA16207

COST Actions against COVID-19: An interdisciplinary network

2020

Annual Report 2019

2020

Targeted impact assessment on career development

2019

Impact of networking

2019

COST Annual Report 2021

2022

2021 has been a special year for COST, celebrating its 50th anniversary and giving rise to many key initiatives and activities. This edition underlines the unique features of the COST Programme and depicts the year’s main highlights, together with facts and figures.

The publication also features some of COST Actions’ success stories demonstrating the importance of COST for careers and scientific networks.

Final Impact Assessment Study for Horizon 2020

2021

COST’s Final Impact Assessment under Horizon 2020, reflecting on the past seven years’ activities has been carried. The in depth study highlights the massive role played by COST in the European research and innovation landscape and provides an overview of the networking, scientific and societal impacts of COST activities. The Final Impact Assessment addresses the relevance of the COST Programme and also indicates the areas and topics to be developed for the next Framework Programme, Horizon Europe, which starts in November 2021.

The Final Impact Assessment vividly highlights the relevance of COST within the European Research Area (ERA), as an integral and complementary element of the European Framework Programmes. In that respect, COST truly is the largest and most important networking instrument for researchers in Europe.

COST Annual Report 2020

2021

With a challenging year and many initiatives taking place, this COST Annual Report 2020 highlights the positive developments that occurred as part of the Programme, as well as how  COST Actions have acted and collaborated on  COVID-19 research.

Inside are key facts and figures from the year, as well as success stories demonstrating the importance of COST for careers and scientific networks.

 

50 years of research networks

2021

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) celebrates its 50-year anniversary.

This publication offers an extensive overview of COST in the last half century. It is a unique opportunity
to channel the voices of researchers and innovators both past and present through success stories,
testimonials and key milestones.

Communicating science in times of COVID-19

2021 | Action CA16207

The COST Cross-Cutting Activity (CCA) on Science Communication brings together outstanding expertise
from over 50 organisations across EU Member States and beyond. Working to raise awareness of science communication and develop best practices for policy makers to stimulate research on science communication in Europe.

For this report a selective group of CCA Members were invited to provide their perspective on the role and relevance of science communication during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Common for the contributions are their focus on new approaches to science-based communication as an essential prerequisite for addressing contemporary health challenges as they cut across disciplines and stakeholders.

COST Actions against COVID-19: An interdisciplinary network

2020

Since March 2020, multiple COST Actions have approached the COST Association wanting to collaborate with other Actions on COVID-19 research. In response to these requests, and to make the networking process smoother, COST produced the booklet ‘COST Actions against COVID-19, An interdisciplinary network’, with details of all of the Actions wishing to connect and collaborate

Targeted impact assessment on career development

2019

Florian KNECHT; Manfred SPIESBERGER; Silvia CARRIERI

The Impact Assessment Study commissioned by the COST Association to ERDYN and ZSI in January 2019 aimed to evaluate whether participation in COST Actions has positively impacted the careers of researchers and innovators.

Impact of networking

2019

Did you know that many COST Actions result in societal and scientific impact? Find out more about it in this publication!