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At the second CEI – SEENET- MTP Workshop “Promotion of physics in the CEI countries and Integrating Access to Research Infrastructures in Europe", Sofia, Bulgaria, 23-25 November 2014

At the second CEI – SEENET- MTP Workshop “Promotion of physics in the CEI countries and Integrating Access to Research Infrastructures in Europe", Sofia, Bulgaria, 23-25 November 2014

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  1. 1. ESF provides the COST Office through a European Commission contract COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Dr. María Moragues Cánovas Science Officer EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COST ACTIONS “Promotion of Physics in the CEI Countries and Integrating Access to Research Infrastructures in Europe” 24/11/2014, Sofia, Bulgaria
  2. 2. What is COST? COST is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental framework for Cooperation in Science and Technology (1971) COST has been supporting the networking of research activities across all 35 Member Countries and beyond for over 40 years COST is based on networks called COST Actions. Currently there are 328 running Actions networking around 30 000 researchers per year, worldwide. 2
  3. 3. COST objectives under H2020  Joining research efforts and developing common S&T programmes  Build capacity by connecting high-quality scientific communities  Addressing societal questions  Strengthening COST’s Inclusiveness Policy 3 COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities
  4. 4. COST Key Principles  Supporting excellence  Being open  Being inclusive 4 COST Driving Forces  Fostering new ideas  Sharing knowledge  Output orientation COST Key Features for H2020
  5. 5. 5 COST Budget from H2020 EUR 300 million for 7 years coming from two H2020 work programmes:  Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies”  “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” Trans-European networking of nationally funded research activities.
  6. 6. COST Policies under H2020  Inclusiveness.  Early stage researchers, ESRs.  Gender balance.  International cooperation.  SMEs/industry participation. 6
  7. 7. COST Inclusiveness Policy Originated from:  Political context of Horizon 2020.  Geographical context of the COST Member Countries. With the aim to:  Encourage and enable researchers from less research-intensive countries across the COST Member Countries to set up and/or join COST Actions and get more intensively involved in all COST activities.  Counterbalancing research communities’ unequal access to knowledge infrastructures, funding and resources distribution. 7
  8. 8. 8 COST Inclusiveness countries
  9. 9. COST ACTIONs 9
  10. 10. What is a COST Action? 10 pan-European, bottom-up science and technology networks open to researchers, industry and policy stakeholders Duration 4 years. Minimum 5 COST member countries COST supports the following networking activities: Meetings, Conferences, Workshops, Short-term scientific exchanges, Training schools, Publications & dissemination activities
  11. 11.  All fields of S&T (including interdisciplinary, new and emergent fields).  Any novel and original idea (innovative).  All partners (public and private, big and small).  All career stages (young and senior investigators).  All countries, including COST Near Neighbour Countries (NNC) and International Partner Countries (IPC) – fostering international cooperation. 11 COST Actions COST supports the networking of researchers through science and technology networks, which are open to:
  12. 12. Who can participate? Researchers affiliated to the following INSTITUTIONS:  Institutions from COST Countries, Near Neighbour Countries and International Partner Countries.  European Commission and EU Agencies.  European RTD Organisations, including: CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, European XFEL, ILL, EFDA JET;  International Organisations (examples: UNESCO, FAO, WHO) 12 http://www.cost.eu/participate
  13. 13. COST Countries 13
  14. 14. 328 running Actions March 2014 Country participation in COST Actions 14
  15. 15. COST Near Neighbour Country 206 participations in running COST Actions across 17 countries 15  Albania (15)  Algeria (7)  Armenia (8)  Azerbaijan (5)  Belarus (6)  Egypt (7)  Georgia (5)  Jordan (2)  Lebanon (5)  Moldova (5)  Montenegro (12)  Morocco (13)  Palestinian Authority (3)  Syrian Arab Republic (2)  Russia (51)  Tunisia (14)  Ukraine (46) March 2014 data
  16. 16. International Partner Countries 519 participations in running Actions across 27 countries 16 March 2014 data
  17. 17. HOW TO PARTICIPATE? http://www.cost.eu/participate 17
  18. 18. OPTION 1 SHORT TERM STRATEGY Would you like to join an existing COST Action? http://www.cost.eu/participate/join_action 18
  19. 19. 19 COST Actions are Open! You can join any Action that is running:  AS A MC MEMBER: By contacting your CNC in order to be one (of the maximum two) MC members representing your Country.  AS A WG PARTICIPANT: By contacting you respective MC member and or the Action Chair and participate in the Working Groups.
  20. 20. 20 How to Find a running Action? http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/all_actions
  21. 21. 21 How to Find a running Action? Description of the Action Objectives, Working Groups, etc…
  22. 22. OPTION 1 SHORT TERM STRATEGY Would you like to join an existing COST Action? SOME EXAMPLES 22
  23. 23. 23 40 Actions Approved by CSO 13-14 November
  24. 24. 24 TD1401- Fast advanced Scintillator Timing  S&T topic: High Energy physics (calorimetry, scintillators, Photodetectors, etc.)  Objectives: to establish an interdisciplinary network that brings together experts from different fields of interest in order to develop photon instrumentation with an unparalleled timing precision of < 100ps, bridging separate fields of science/disciplines to achieve breakthroughs that require an interdisciplinary approach. http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/TDP/Acti ons/TD1401
  25. 25. 25 TD1403- Big Data Era in Sky and Earth Observation  S&T topic: Astronomy and Earth Observation  Objectives: to enhance ability of conducting big-data analysis in Earth Observation and astrophysics, with a noticeable societal impact as the topics are engaging to wider public. The Action puts special emphasis on enhancing the skill-set of future scientists http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/TDP/A ctions/TD1403
  26. 26. Objective: To gather theory activities in the field of spectroscopy to supply outstanding high level and up-to-date support for demanding and sophisticated spectroscopy experiments using advanced large facility or laboratory radiation sources performed within academic as well as industrial fundamental and applied research. 26 MP1306 MODERN TOOLS FOR SPECTROSCOPY ON ADVANCED MATERIALS: A EUROPEAN MODELLING PLATFORM • WG1 Correlation ground and excited electronic state • WG2 Spectroscopy description and implementation • WG3 Time-resolution femtoseconds spectroscopy • WG4 Platform integration of codes and cloud facility • WG5 Experiment test and push theoretical models Proponent: Hubert Ebert <hubert.ebert@cup.uni-muenchen. de> Interested Countries : 14 AT, CZ, CH, ES, FR, HU, IT, NL, PL, RO, SE, SI, UK Proposer : DE NON-COST : JP
  27. 27. 27 MP1302 NanoSpectroscopy • WG1 Systems design and nanofabrication • WG2 Physical processes and modelling • WG3 Improving spectroscopic techniques • WG4 Textbook on optical nanospectroscopy Proponent: Monika Fleischer <monika.fleischer@uni-tuebingen.de> Objective: Develop UV/Vis/NIR/Raman nanospectroscopy techniques with (ultra-) high spatial, temporal, and spectral resolution and sensitivity, application to novel (hybrid) (in)organic nanomaterials, and modelling of light-matter-interaction and energy flow at the nanoscale.
  28. 28. • WG1 Observations and modelling of compact stars. • WG2 Physics of strong interaction, theory and experiment. • WG3 Gravitational-physics theory and observations. Objective: provide an innovative connection between the micro- and macrophysics of compact stars; explore the behavior of matter and spacetime under the most extreme physical conditions, not accessible to laboratory experiments. 28 MP1304 NewCompStar: exploring fundamental physics with compact stars Luciano Rezzolla <rezzolla@aei.mpg.de>
  29. 29. MP1210 The String Theory Universe Objective Fundamental, forefront research exploring the role played by String Theory in Particle Physics, Cosmology and Condensed Matter Physics. WG1 Equilibration & thermalisation, emergence of canonical states WG2 Thermodynamic and information theoretic relations for general quantum systems WG3 Implementations: from classical to quantum thermodynamic experiments Interested Countries : 15 BE, BG, CH, DE, DK, EL, ES, FR, HU, IL, NL, PT, SE, UK Proposer :IT NON-COST : ZA Silvia Penati <Silvia.Penati@mib.infn.it>
  30. 30. Objective To develop the physics and the scientific community for Inertial Confinement Fusion at the time of NIF (National Ignition Facility) ignition. WG1 Study of fast ignition and fast electron transport WG2 Study of the shock ignition Approach to ICF WG3 Study of Plasma and Laser Diagnostics WG4 Secondary sources of particles and radiation WG5 Astrophysics in the laboratory MP1208 Developing the Physics and the Scientific community for Inertial Confinement Fusion at the time of NIF ignition Dimitri Batani <batani@mib.infn.it> Interested Countries : 16 BE, BG, CH, CZ, DK, GR, ES, HU, IL, IT, PL, PT, RO, RS, UK Proposer : FR
  31. 31. OPTION 2 LONG TERM STRATEGY Are you already in contact with other researchers and you would like to submit a COST Action proposal? 31
  32. 32. 32 Make your own COST proposal What do you need?  An idea on any Science and Technology topic that needs networking support  At least 5 colleagues from 5 different COST countries
  33. 33. 33 New features highlights: Action Proposal Evaluation and Selection You benefit from a one-stage submission:  Proposal up to 15 pages  Open to all fields of science and technology  The scientific organisation carries out a three-step procedure:  Evaluation  Revision  Selection
  34. 34. 34 New features highlights: Action Proposal Evaluation and Selection  Evaluation  Driven by renowned international experts, based on excellence, impact and implementation criteria  Peer review: each proposal anonymously and remotely evaluated by three independent External Experts in the science and technology field(s) indicated by the proposers  Consensus-oriented, using on-line collaborative tools
  35. 35. 35 New features highlights: Action Proposal Evaluation and Selection  Revision  Driven by Review Panels reporting to the Scientific Committee, quality checks and resolution of eventual discrepancies  Review Panels composed of active scientists nominated by the COST National Coordinators to a pool of experts  Ad hoc Panels created according to the actual needs of the proposals submitted to each Collection Date.
  36. 36. 36 New features highlights: Action Proposal Evaluation and Selection  Selection:  Selection Driven by the Scientific Committee (SC), reporting to the CSO.  High-level experts, one per COST Member Country.  The SC selects the top-ranked proposals to be recommended for approval by the CSO. CSO
  37. 37. COST Open Call  The new Open Call will be published on the COST website in November 2014.  Proposals can be submitted as of January 2015.  Collection date March 2015.  Stay tuned for COST updates: www.cost.eu/opencall
  38. 38. OPTION 3 Become a COST EXPERT 38
  39. 39. Become a COST Expert! 39 As a COST Expert, you will have the opportunity to: • Contribute to the evaluation of COST Open Call proposals; • Participate in the assessment of Action results and outcomes; • Be invited to take part in the assessment of COST strategic activities.. New experts can express their interest via the COST Expert online registration form (www.cost.eu/experts) An updated Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications is required to demonstrate competence in specific areas of expertise. More on COST Experts: www.cost.eu/participate/experts.
  40. 40. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION. IF YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Dr María Moragues Cánovas Science Officer maria.moragues@cost.eu 40
  41. 41. COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology Avenue Louise 149 1050 Brussels, Belgium T: +32 (0)2 533 3800 F: +32 (0)2 533 3890 office@cost.eu www.cost.eu Get COST News by e-mail by signing up at www.cost.eu/notification www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1699127 www.facebook.com/COST.Programme twitter.com/COSToffice

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