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

National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
Strovolos Avenue 123
Post Code 2042, Strovolos, Nicosia
Tel:   +357  22 205000
Fax:  +357  22 205001

Contact person
Katerina Karakasidou
Tel: +35722205036

Kalypso Sepou

Tel: +357 22 205066


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
  • A simple one-step application process


    Code: 10006 | Programme name: COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology | | Start submission calls: 01/12/2020 | End submission calls: 01/10/2021

    COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. Therefore, proposals aim to contribute to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe to close the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond.