60 new COST Actions approved in May 2024

On 17 May 2024, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), confirmed the funding of 60 new COST Actions, that will officially start in Autumn 2024.

The COST Association informed that

  • 18% of main proposers are Young Researchers and innovators
  • 37% of main proposers are women
  • 63% of the proposals feature participants from industry/SMEs
  • 32% of main proposers come from an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC)
  • 55% of the future networks have attracted participants from all over the world

As an indicator of multidisciplinary of the new Actions, 50% of all Actions cover at least two OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) fields of science and technology, while 17% cover at least three fields.

Natural sciences lead the way as the most represented field of science (represented in 47% of the Actions), followed by Social Sciences (37%), Engineering and Technology (27%), Medical and Health Sciences (23%), Humanities (23%) and Agricultural Science (12%).

The success rate for applications in this Open Call (OC-2023-1) was 11.5%.

The 60 new COST Actions cover topics as wide and varied as managing Artificial Intelligence in archaeology to advancing understand of vascular liver disease, promoting indoor air cleaning, encouraging non-chemical weed management in medicinal plants, and building a peace research community in Europe. See below and in the download on the COST website, the full list of newly approved COST Actions.

In the some of the original networks of proposers, partners from the Western Balkans already participated, mostly from Serbia (participating already in 40 of the newly approved Actions), Bosnia and Herzegovina (17 Actions), Albania and North Macedonia (14 Actions each), while Montenegro (3 Actions) and Kosovo (2 Actions) are not yet well represented.

Thus, but the time to get engaged comes soon: On Thursday 13 June 2024 these new COST Actions, including all Memorandum’s of Understanding, will be available on the COST website so if you see a network that is of interest then you can then apply to join, e.g. as a Working Group member.

The official kick-off, the first Management Committee meeting, of these research networks will take place between September and November 2024.

Action N. Proposal Title
CA23101 Building Opportunities for Participation and Accessibility through lifelong community Mobility
CA23102 Linking euroscepticism and populism: causes and consequences
CA23103 Life, liberty and health: ensuring universal protection of human rights at sea
CA23104 Mainstreaming water reuse into the circular economy paradigm
CA23105 Language Plurality in Europe’s Changing Media Sphere
CA23106 An Evolutionary View to Understanding Affective States across Species
CA23107 Network for Evidence Synthesis in The Agri-Food Sector
CA23108 Seasonal-to-decadal climate predictability in the Mediterranean: process understanding and services
CA23109 Fatigue Benchmark Repository
CA23110 International networking on in vitro colon models simulating gut microbiota mediated interactions
CA23111 Searching for Nanostructured or pOre fOrming Peptides for therapY
CA23112 Critical perspectives on career and career guidance
CA23113 Climate change impacts on mental health in Europe
CA23114 Regaining linkage? Digital technologies improving civic engagement, political organisations and democracy
CA23115 Relativistic Quantum Information
CA23116 Open Palaeoecological Data – analysing the past building foresight
CA23117 Connecting Critical Pedagogies, Inclusive Art Forms and Alternative Barometers for Urban Sustainability
CA23118 Futures-oriented Governance of Outer Space: Towards Peace, Equity, and Environmental Integrity
CA23119 SENESCENCE2030: Targeting Cell Senescence to Prevent Age-Related Diseases
CA23120 Religious Identity, Bullying and Wellbeing at School: A Transnational Collaboration
CA23121 Genetic Nature Observation and Action
CA23122 Utilizing 10,000 genomes of European Lepdioptera
CA23123 Non-chemical weed management in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs)
CA23124 Social, biological and climatic impacts of salt ages
CA23125 The mETamaterial foRmalism approach to recognize cAncer
CA23126 AlertHub: Warning Communication Knowledge Network
CA23127 Group on Insect Nutrition: To Open Nutritional Innovative Challenges
CA23128 Connecting Landscape Architecture Archives to enhance European landscape practice, research and education
CA23129 Peace Research Community Europe
CA23130 Bridging high and low energies in search of quantum gravity
CA23131 ISO compatible, efficient and reproducible protocols/equipment for mICro-nanoPLASTIC detection through machine-learning
CA23132 Magnetic Particle Imaging for next-generation theranostics and medical research
CA23133 Large-scale Interdisciplinary Alliance on Nature-based SoLutions and Health: Indicators, InequalitY and Innovation
CA23134 Topological textures in condensed matter
CA23135 Bringing Digital Data and Reality Together – Augmented Reality in Forestry
CA23136 Magnetism and chirality: twisting spins, light, and lattices for faster-than-ever spintronics
CA23137 Print Culture and Public Spheres in Central Europe 1500–1800
CA23138 Port City Territories in Action: A collaborative Laboratory for Inclusive Energy Transition
CA23139 Network for Indoor Air Cleaning
CA23140 Boost and secure ATMP for BURN patient
CA23141 Managing Artificial Intelligence in Archaeology
CA23142 Developing Knowledge involved in diagnosis and control of human-diseases related to Pneumocystis
CA23143 Participation through Prayer in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World
CA23144 Europe’s Representations of India: Texts, Images, and Encounters
CA23145 Architectural and Urban Ambiances of European Cities
CA23146 European vascular liver diseases network
CA23147 Global Network on Large-Scale, Cross-domain and Multilingual Open Knowledge Graphs
CA23148 European Network for the Integrative Approach of Urban Forestry
CA23149 Democratization at stake? Comparing Anti-Gender Politics in CEE and NME countries
CA23150 pan-EUROpean BIoGeodynamics network
CA23151 Mediterranean Cancer Screening and Early Diagnosis Network
CA23152 Building Consensus on Biofilm Regulatory Decision Making
CA23153 Digital Mental Health for Young People
CA23154 Environmental impact of anthelmintics in livestock and alternatives to minimize their use
CA23155 A pan-European network of Ocean Tribology
CA23156 European Network for Sigma-1 Receptor as a Therapeutic Opportunity
CA23157 European Network for Multiple View Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
CA23158 Artistic Intelligence – Responsiveness, accessibility, responsibility, equity
CA23159 Decarbonising Waterborne Transportation
CA23160 Effective Lake management: reducing cyanobacteria by actions in the catchment

The current COST Open Call (OC-2024-1) remains open until 23 October 2024 at 12.00 (noon) CEST. Discover more about the simple one-step application process to submit a new COST Action.

The source page of this information is https://www.cost.eu/60-new-actions-oc20231/

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