88 %

of participating researchers indicating career advancement

294

running Actions

30

COST countries per Action

37 %

Success rate of spin-off proposals in H2020

6 M

Average value of spin-off projects, per Action

Number of instruments and participants

Budget spent per networking tool

26,764,420.35

budget expenditure

Country participation in running Actions

Profile of COST Action participants

All networking tools

Meetings

Short-term scientific missions

Training schools

Countries hosting short-term scientific missions (STSMs) and conference grants

Financial overview

COST is financed as a Coordinated and Support Action (CSA) in the form of yearly renewed Specific Grant Agreements within a seven-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) under Horizon 2020.

The budget dedicated to COST comes from two Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, namely Work Programme Part 13 (Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies) and Part 15 (Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation). The total contribution of Horizon 2020 for the period between May 2018 and April 2019 amounted to € 45 389 000. COST is a global framework whose core activity is the networking of researchers and stakeholders from public and private institutions, NGOs, industry and SMEs. It carries out its activities on a multiannual basis, which means the networks funded by the COST Association – the COST Actions – run for four years and are implemented under decentralised management, namely the COST Grant System.

Expenses financial year May 2018-April 2019

(€ 45 389 000)

Contributions by COST Members

40,022,000

Total contribution by COST Members to the COST programme