ESF-COST High Level Research Conferences

ESF-COST Partnership

ESF and European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) have agreed to co-sponsor a series of Scientific Conferences, within the framework of the ESF Research Conferences Scheme. The Series are known as ‘ESF-COST High-level Conferences’, and are at the highest scientific level with respect to topics and choice of participants. The Conferences bring together participants and experts in the areas chosen by ESF and COST to discuss topics that are of major importance to the scientific community in Europe.

ESF-COST High-level Conferences began in 2006 with a first joint conference on ‘Inorganic Chemistry: Metal-Nucleic Acid Interactions’, Athens, 12-17 November (Chair: J. Reedijk, Leiden, NL).

‘ESF-COST High-level Conferences’ will concentrate on topics of strategic priority to both ESF and COST and will be selected by mutual agreement.

Conference Guidelines PDF (73 KB) Last Updated 29-May-2008


The mission of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technical research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers. It aims to maximise European synergy and added value in non-competitive amd pre-normative research. The funds provided by COST support the coordination costs of the research networks (Actions), while the research is funded nationally. COST is primarily funded from a specific part of the EU RTD Framework Programmes.