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The presentation booklet is an update of a 1981 publication, a new edition being necessary because of important developments that have occurred since then, both in the mechanisms of cooperation within COST, and in their context. It describes in detail COST's role as a medium for cooperation. It first introduces the origins and development of COST, then sets out its main characteristics - its fields of research, its legal structure and the kinds of commitments member states undertake when participating in research programmes, its cooperation structures, and finally the way research programmes are launched. The considerable space allotted to the appendices is due to the fact that they contain the main reference texts, each representing a milestone in the history of COST, as well as documents that are more operational, for the use of participants. The booklet is particularly aimed at all those actively involved in this cooperation, at a time when the COST framework is expanding to take in new partners in central and eastern Europe.

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Authors: SECRÉTARIAT COST, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13914 FR (1992) 86 pp., FS, ECU 16.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4372-7
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