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COST joins forces with the Joint Research Centre

COST | European Cooperation in Science and Technology

The COST Association announces today, 25th of February, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission as the kick-start of a mutually beneficial cooperation aiming to promote and spread research excellence across Europe. The fields of common interest include, in particular, environment and climate change, energy, transport, agriculture and food security, health and consumer protection, information society, technological advances, innovation and standardisation.

The signature of the Memorandum takes place in the context of the 193rd CSO meeting, the General Assembly of the COST Association, in Brussels and will be signed by Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the COST Association and Prof. Vladimir Šucha, Director General of theJRC. This potential long-term collaboration commits the two institutions to more systematically exchange knowledge and expertise in order to ensure efficient use of information and resources.

As a pan-European intergovernmental framework, the mission of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is to enable breakthrough scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby to contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities. It allows for researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all scientific disciplines through trans-European coordination of nationally funded research activities.

The JRC is the European Commission in-house science service, whose mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. TheJRC tackles key societal challenges, stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards while sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners. The JRC has already participated to several COST Actions

A stronger relation will benefit both parties, the JRC and COST and in particular the research communities in Europe.

The present Memorandum further develops the position of COST in the global context of the European Research Area, offering a platform for dialogue and bringing together scientific knowledge across Europe.


The above content was sourced from www.cost.eu/media/newsroom/COST_JRC_cooperation

SUBMITTED BY: admin admin AUTHOR: ORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 2/27/2015

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