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COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology – is the European intergovernmental framework for the coordination of national or regional funded research.
COST plays an important role in the development of the European research area. COST's mission is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technological research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers.
COST offers financing for the coordination of pan-European research networks (COST actions). The actual research is financed via other (national or regional) channels.
The main features of COST are:
COST is financed with specific budget lines from the EU Framework Programmes. At present, COST supports some 300 ongoing actions and reaches out to more than 30,000 researchers across Europe.
The short survey that NCP Flanders is conducting to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved is open for five more days. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link.... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link. The survey will be open for answers f... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The survey is structured along three main chapters: NCP assistance, info sessions, and NCP website & LinkedIn. If the responding person indicates not to know one of these aspects, the survey will automatically cont... read more
The COST Office has launched two new types of grants in COST Actions to respond to the rising need of digital tools in the context of the COVID pandemic and to ensure the continuity of the COST Actions’ work activities. It concerns a pilot scheme that will run until 31 October 2021. The two new types of grants are: Virtual Networking Suppor... read more
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The Project SeafoodTomorrow is a project that is approved within the call BG-08-2017: Innovative sustainable solutions for improving the safety and dietary properties of seafood.
The three-year SeafoodTomorrow project brings together 34 partners. From Flanders, ILVO takes part in the project.They are responsible for setting up two databases which are the central point of the project to gather all the project data from analysis and assessement. ILVO is also leader of the workpackage dealing with authenticity, traceability and labelling. ILVO is also involved a the workpackage about novel food preparation. And in the managerial part, ILVO is head of the IPC- Intellectual Property Comité.