About COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. The mission of COST is to reduce fragmentation in European research investments and to open the European Research Area to cooperation worldwide.

COST funds pan-European, bottom-up networks of scientists and researchers across all science and technology fields. These networks, called “COST Actions”, promote international coordination of nationally funded research.


The Norwegian Reading Centre is partisipating in three COST Actions:






COST is supported by 
the EU Framework Programme
Horizon 2020