About COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST key features are:

  • building capacity by connecting high-quality scientific communities throughout Europe and worldwide;
  • providing networking opportunities for early career investigators;
  • increasing the impact of research on policy makers, regulatory bodies and national decision makers as well as the private sector.

COST is a building block of the European Research Area, instrumental for successful innovation strategies and global cooperation.

More information about COST can be found here


EUCOST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme

EUESF provides the COST Office through a European Commission contract

EUThe Council of the European Union provides the COST Secretariat