COST enables break-through scientific developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contributes to strengthen Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
it increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence in the key domains The current action NORM4Building (TU1301) is in the Transport and Urban Development domain.
A wide range of networking tools is supported by COST
Meetings, workshops, conferences
Meetings are organised by COST Action Management Committees in any COST country participating in the network. They can be of different types, such as Management Committee meetings, Working Group Meetings, Workshops and Conferences. They may be open to the whole scientific community and provide visibility opportunities for the COST Action. COST will contribute to the travel and subsistence costs of participating scientists, and to the organisation costs of the meeting.
COST Actions can share knowledge and support collaboration also through Training Schools. Training Schools can be organised by a COST Action on related research topics and can provide dissemination opportunities for an Action's activities. Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organisations involved in the COST Action. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers involved in COST Actions. Training Schools also cover appropriate re-training as part of life-long learning.
Short-term scientific missions (STSMs)
Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country. They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories.STSM are intended especially for young researchers.
Disseminating scientific results achieved by COST Actions is a core value of COST. COST encourages and supports COST Actions and their participants to disseminate the outcome of their research to other COST science and technology networks, the wider scientific community, policymakers, the media and society at large. COST supports its Actions by funding a series of visibility opportunities and dissemination/publication activities.