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21 Jun 2017

COST: Multidisciplinary European research networks are key to FP9

On 15 June 2017, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) published its position paper, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary, bottom-up, open and inclusive networks, and pleading for sufficient funding post Horizon 2020.

The paper endorses investment in research and innovation as being key for the EU to realise its ambition of becoming a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy, and to contribute to the well-being of society. Therefore, EU policy makers should attribute a significant share of the EU budget to the next Framework Programme, currently under development. COST Senior Officials highlight the importance of transdisciplinary bottom-up networks as impactful tools to bridge the innovation divide in Europe and to provide opportunities for younger generations.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It was created in 1971.

The position paper can be downloaded here.

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