COST Scientific Committee

17. Mar. 2015

Klaus Schuch, Scientific Director of ZSI, has been nominated to the Scientific Committee of COST

COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. Based on a European intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology, COST has been contributing - since its creation in 1971 - to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond. It complements the activities of the EU Framework Programmes, constituting a “bridge” towards the scientific communities of COST Inclusiveness Target Countries. It also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence.

The former science organisation which was structured into nine science and technology domains has been replaced by a new organisation aiming at guaranteeing a fully open and bottom-up approach through the establishment of a single Scientific Committee. This also includes a renewed evaluation and selection procedure aiming at identifying breakthrough ideas and favouring interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects.

The Scientific Committe is composed of independent, internationally renowned, high-level experts, one per COST Member Country and Cooperating State, appointed by the Committee of Senior Officials. The COST Scientific Committee will be responsible among others for the proposal selection phase during the “Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval” (SESA) procedure. 

Dr. Klaus Schuch, the Scientific Director of the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) was approved as Scientific Committee (SC) Member by the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) in its 193rd meeting of 25-26 February 2015, which is a great honour for the work of ZSI.

Tags: European Research Area