COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.
COST is an intergovernmental framework consisting of 38 Members, 1 Cooperating Member and 1 Partner Member. The 38 COST Member countries govern COST via their representatives in the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) – the General Assembly of the COST Association.
COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers. It provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges.
Paolo Civiero from IREC participates in the Cost Action PED-EU-NET on “Positive Energy Districts European Network” as member of the Management Committee for Spain, and Vice leader of WG1 PED Mapping, Characterization and Learning focused on creating a common knowledge pool on the state-of-the-art development in PEDs, devise methods to characterise PEDs and recommend best practices for PED implementation.