The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) provides international research funding for researchers and innovators to set up interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond, this can include all fields of science and technology. Researchers can also join COST Actions.

Funding research networking through COST Actions can translate in many diverse benefits for researchers and for the R&I sector more broadly. Some of these benefits are enabling researchers to work on emerging scientific topics, facilitating access to research infrastructures, creating open spaces for the free circulation of researchers and ideas, increasing interconnectedness with the whole research community across countries, generations, and gender in Europe and beyond, promoting global research cooperation and widening access to excellence, stimulating international mobility and visibility and allowing a low-entry barrier and successful pathways towards other cooperation schemes in the ERA.

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