COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology


COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.

Programme Description

COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe.

COST anticipates and complements the activities of the EU Framework Programmes, constituting a “bridge” towards the scientific communities of COST Inclusiveness Target Countries. It also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence. In order to achieve its mission, COST endeavours to:

  • build capacity by connecting high-quality scientific communities in Europe and worldwide
  • provide networking opportunities for Early Career Investigators (ECI)
  • increase research impact on policy makers, regulatory bodies and national decision makers as well as on the private sector.

COST Actions are a flexible, fast, effective and efficient networking instrument for researchers, engineers and scholars to cooperate and coordinate nationally funded research activities. COST Actions allow European researchers to jointly develop their own ideas in any science and technology field.

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Phone Number: +357 22205000
Email Address:

Contact Persons:
Ms Katerina Karakasidou
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 036
Contact Email:

Dr Kalypso Sepou
Head of European Programmes Department
Contact Phone: +357 22 205066
Contact Email:

EU Contact Point

COST Association
Avenue du Boulevard – Bolwerklaan 21
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Contact Phone: +32 2 533 38 00
General Enquiries:
Open Calls Enquiries:
e-COST: Helpdesk

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • COST: Open Call


    Code: 10006 | Programme name: COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology | Start submission calls: 01/11/2022 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    The European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Programme has issued its next collection date for its open call for new COST Action proposals.  

    COST invites European researchers and innovators to submit proposals for Actions aiming to address scientific, technological and societal challenges by promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science and empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators.