The COST Actions
Founded in 1971, COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, allowing the co-ordination of nationally funded research on a European level. COST is based on Actions. These are networks of national research projects in fields that are of interest to at least 5 COST Countries. Every COST Action has an objective, defined goals and clear deliverables. These are described in a “Memorandum of Understanding”, accepted by the participating COST Countries. The Action achieves results through its cooperative activities: meetings, workshops, short-term scientific missions, etc. Such activities build efficient networks, which often maintain their working relationships beyond the normal 4-year duration of a COST Action. New COST Actions are proposed by the scientists themselves (from COST countries or the European Commission). Currently there are more than 200 Actions running in 9 Domains. Specifically, the Action FP0903 is part of the domain "Forests, their Products and Services". For this Action a Chair, a Vice-Chair and a Management Committee (MC), formed by national experts of the signatory countries (at least two from each country), are responsible for the activities of the Action.
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