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Launch of new COST-Transport homepage on CORDIS WWW server

A new COST-Transport homepage has been launched on the CORDIS World Wide Web server. COST-Transport is one of 17 domains of the COST programme for European cooperation in the field of scientific and technical research, coordinated by DG XII of the European Commission. This do...

A new COST-Transport homepage has been launched on the CORDIS World Wide Web server. COST-Transport is one of 17 domains of the COST programme for European cooperation in the field of scientific and technical research, coordinated by DG XII of the European Commission. This domain was already considered as one of the priorities in the late sixties, when the Council of Ministers of the six Member States of the Community was considering the launch of what would later be known as COST. It was to be one of the seven areas seen as best suited for this new form of collaboration, which was officially set up by a Ministerial Conference in November 1971. The Transport area lends itself particularly well to the COST framework, both because it combines aspects from a number of disciplines, and because of the need for harmonization at European level. Liaison with the Transport Ministries and Administrations in the various countries is a key element of these COST Actions. The COST Transport Secretariat is located within the Directorate General for Transport of the European Commission. The location with the staff managing the Fourth Framework Transport RTD Programme, as well as the proximity with the Common Transport Policy Directorates, enables close collaboration between Transport Research activities and serves as a basis for further political action. COST Transport Actions are authorized and supervised by the COST Technical Committee on Transport (TCT) which, in turn, reports to the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). Both of these decision making bodies comprise representatives of the national governments of the COST countries. The COST- Transport homepage includes synopses of COST actions in the field of transport, a "What's New" section, and a list of contact points. It will also present answers to frequently asked questions and a list of COST publications.

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