Aim and Objectives
COST - European
CO-operation in Science and Technology is the European framework supporting
trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across
Europe. COST’s aim is to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to
new concepts and products. It hereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s
research and innovation capacities.
While the COST does not fund research itself, it provides support for
networking activities carried out within
COST Actions. COST Actions are active through a range of networking tools,
such as meetings, workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term
scientific missions (STSMs) and dissemination activities. COST Actions are open
to researchers from universities, public and private research institutions, as
well as to NGOs, industry and SMEs.
COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for COST
Actions through a continuous Open Call.
For more information on next collection dates and how to submit a proposal
COST Action, please visit the
Researchers can also apply to
join an existing COST Action or become involved in various COST Action
How do I join a COST Action?
- Submit your COST Action proposal Participants are invited to submit
proposals for COST Actions contributing to the scientific, technological,
economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of
Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. For more
information please visit the COST webpage.
- Join an Existing COST Action
- Each Member State may appoint two members of the Management
Committee (MC Members) and three MC Substitute Members. Interested
research organization from Slovenia, which has running national or
European projects, that represent a source of funding for research,
should express interest to join COST action and fill-in the form. The
appointment is carried out by the COST National Coordinator.
- In accordance with a Chair of the action, participants can
participate in COST action, as member of working group as well.
For more information on how to join, please visit the COST Participate page.
Mrs Mojca Boc
COST National Coordinator
Department of Research Infrastructure
and International Cooperation
tel. (+386 1) 400 5971
Aim and Objectives
The Agency encourages participation of Slovenian research
organizations in Horizon 2020 calls for proposals. Slovenian organizations,
which applied for the project as the applicant or the main coordinator or
participated as a partner in an international consortium for a project in
connection with published calls for proposals within the EU Framework Programme
for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, and have received over 65% of the
total score in the evaluation process are entitled to a one-time financial
contribution to the costs of the project application. n.
Financial contributions to the costs of preparation and application of the
project amount to:
- EUR 2.000 per project application, if a Slovenian
organization applied as the coordinator or the applicant within an international
- EUR 1.000 per project application, if a Slovenian organization
participated within an international consortium or applied for the project
independently, if so assumed by the invitation of the European Commission.
Researchers apply through research institutions as
applicants. Private researchers entered in the database on implementers of
research & development activities in the Republic of Slovenia and in the
Register of private researchers run by the Agency are also eligible to apply.
Mr Bojan Volf
Department of Research Infrastructure and International
tel. (+386 1) 400 5973