Success of Cyprus in COST Open Call 2021 – New Opportunities for Participation in COST Actions

Cyprus has been successful in participating in thirty-three (33) out of the seventy (70) Proposals approved by the COST Programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), for the establishment of new COST Actions, via the 2021 COST Open Call. It should also be noted that researchers from Cyprus are Main Proposers in three (3) approved Proposals, which is a record number for the country.


COST offers networking opportunities to researchers, offering them an open cooperation space that allows them to network, exchange ideas and coordinate their research and consequently promote new research and innovation developments. To this respect, COST funds COST Actions, which are cooperation networks of researchers from various countries, that implement research in a specific subject.


In the coming weeks, the researchers participating as proposers in the new successful COST Actions, will be nominated on behalf of their country and officially start their participation. From that point onwards, approximately from end of June 2022, additional researchers based in Cyprus that are interested in participating in the new COST Actions, will be able to submit a relevant application to the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), that is in charge of promoting COST activities in Cyprus, to also participate in the new Actions. More information, on the application procedure for participating in existing Actions, can be found on RIF’s website. Researchers must be employed in Cyprus, in either the public or private sector and be involved in research activities relevant to the Action’s content. Every country can nominate up to two (2) people in the Management Committee of each COST Action and the assessment of applications in Cyprus is done on a first come-first served basis.

A catalogue of the new COST Actions is available on COST’s website. RIF particularly encourages researchers to participate in COST Actions that the country was not represented in their proposers’ teams.

For more information on COST, interested parties can contact Ms Katerina Karakasidou, Scientific Officer of RIF and COST National Coordinator (tel: 22205036, email: [email protected]).