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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

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Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

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Digital Europe is a Funding Programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and administrations.

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COST

COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology – is the European intergovernmental framework for the coordination of national or regional funded research.

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Man Hei To

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+32 2 550 15 55

About this programme

COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology – is the European intergovernmental framework for the coordination of national or regional funded research.

COST plays an important role in the development of the European research area. COST's mission is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technological research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers.

COST offers financing for the coordination of pan-European research networks (COST actions). The actual research is financed via other (national or regional) channels.

The main features of COST are:

  • bottom-up approach: European researchers determine themselves the idea and topic of a COST action;
  • inclusiveness and equal access: participation is open to all COST member states;
  • flexible structure: simple implementation and management of networking initiatives;
  • commitment to participate in capacity building by linking up high quality scientific networks across Europe and worldwide;
  • particular attention to offering networking opportunities to young researchers;
  • increasing the impact of research on policy makers, regulatory authorities and national policy makers as well as the private sector.

COST is financed with specific budget lines from the EU Framework Programmes. At present, COST supports some 300 ongoing actions and reaches out to more than 30,000 researchers across Europe. 

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Testimonial

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PBNv2 - a MSCA ITN in the field of automotive R&D

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) European Innovative Training Network “PBNv2 - Next generation Pass-By Noise approaches for new powertrain vehicles” started in May 2017. Their research has the shared objective of investigating the possibilities to decrease pass-by noise of vehicles.

The project is a collaboration between 17 research institutions and companies in the European automotive R&D and provides a learning environment for 14 PhD fellows. The Belgian partner is the Noise and Vibration Research Group of KU Leuven, and this project is one of the many Horizon 2020 MSCA Innovative Training Networks that the KU Leuven research group participates in.

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