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Framework Partnership Agreement with COST (European Co-operation in Science and Technology)


COST (European Co-operation in Science and Technology) is an EU funded pan European programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. The programme was established in 1971 in an intergovernmental mode. It will be implemented by a member state owned organisation i.e. the COST Association under a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). This FPA will outline an action plan for the full duration of Horizon Europe until 2027 describing the strategic objectives and key milestones for the implementation of COST. This FPA is based on Article 195 of the Financial Regulation that allows the use of a named beneficiary for activities with specific characteristics that require a particular type of body on account of its technical competence, its high degree of specialisa­tion or its administrative powers, on condition that the activities concerned do not fall within the scope of a call for proposals.

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