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Annual report on ended COST Actions SGA 3.2

Annual report on ended COST Actions

Mid-term report on impact assessment

Mid-term report on impact assessment

SC report to the CSO following oc-2020-1

SC report to the CSO following oc-2020-1

Final impact assessment report for COST under H2020

Final impact assessment report for COST under H2020

Mid-term report on COST Connect SGA 3.2

Mid-term report on COST Connect

CNC good practice Handbook

CNC good practice Handbook

Status report of the pilot for virtual networking tools

The current COVID-19 pandemic has imposed travel restrictions which continue to negatively impact COST’s research community. Actions have continued some of their activities online. However, there is a pressing ask from the research community and an unmet urgent need to support virtual networking by providing new tools. A recent survey confirms that the vast majority of the COST Actions are in favour of permanently including virtual networking in the COST framework. In the absence of fit for purpose networking tools offered by COST, these grants are crucial to Actions regaining momentum and delivering a range of networking activities. The tools proposed do not require additional budget from the European Commission. In line with the principle of flexibility, the Actions can reallocate amounts within their current budget plans. These tools will not replace physical mobility which remains key to the COST mission. The eligibility rules, criteria for evaluation and selection of applicants, and payment criteria applicable to these pilot grant schemes will be included in the Vademecum. Proposal for introducing new tools to support virtual networking as pilots includes: 1. Virtual Networking Support Grants (VNS): One individual appointed by the Action’s Management Committee will develop a virtual networking strategy approved by the MC, coordinate the call for expression of interest for the Virtual Mobility Grants (see below), draft a report to be approved by the MC. The Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Grant amount is set to a maximum of EUR 4.000. The MC shall define the exact amount of the grant based on the following criteria: • Action budget available; • Scope and complexity of the COST Action; • Effort required to implement the proposed activities; • Other possible costs identified (for e.g. training for the Grantee). The MC shall document and provide written rationale for their decision with regard to the exact amount of the grant. 2. Virtual Mobility Grants (VM): The Virtual Mobility (VM) Grant has similar modalities compared to the STSM grant and ITC conference grant where the researcher is required to deliver a report to the benefit of the entire Action. Delivery of the report includes a presentation to the MC of the benefits to the Action of the findings resulting from the VM Grant. Also, the grant recipient will have the obligation to actively contribute to the activities of the Action WG relevant to those findings. The maximum amount per VM Grant is EUR 1.500. This amount can be reduced by the MC based on implied activities (as is standing practice with STSM Grants and ITC Conference Grants). The MC shall define the exact amount of the grant based on the following criteria: • Action budget available and balance between the use of different networking tools; • Subsistence allowance (meals and transport required to execute specific tasks): this shall be considered particularly for VM grantees being PhD students or Action participants for whom the participation in the VM Grant has a demonstrated impact on other financial resources. Other criteria may be used by the MC to make the decision; • Other possible identified costs if not covered otherwise (these may include expenses for highspeed internet required to execute specific tasks, the need for specific software to carry out stated activities and tasks). The MC shall document and provide written rationale for their decision with regard to the exact amount of the grant. Proposed pilot scheme The proposal is a pilot with a limited lifespan from the time ofof January the approval of this Amendment until 31st October 2021. This also marks the end of SGA3.2 between the European Commission and COST. The pilot will enable Actions to meet their objectives and implement activities. A status report interim report with observations and preliminary conclusions on the uptake of on the pilot scheme will be delivered four months after EC approval of the

Annual Report on NNC and IPC Participation SGA 3.2

Annual Report on NNC and IPC Participation

Report on the participation of COST to WIRE

Report on the participation of COST to WIRE

Annual report on e-COST improvements

Annual report on e-COST improvements

Annual report on e-COST improvements SGA 3.2

Annual report on e-COST improvements

Report on new Actions as a result of the OC procedure (oc-2018-2)

Report on new Actions as a result of the OC procedure (oc-2018-2)

Annual Report on NNC and IPC Participation

Annual Report on NNC and IPC Participation

Annual report on the EC-COST joint workshop

Annual report on the EC-COST joint workshop

Concept Paper on COST Innovators Grant

Concept Paper on COST Innovators Grant

Mid-term COST Academy report

Mid-term COST Academy report

Mid-term report on COST Connect

Mid-term report on COST Connect

Report on the participation of COST to WIRE SGA 3.2

Report on the participation of COST to WIRE The date of the WIRE conference was not known when amendment submitted. The deliverable date could change once known.

Annual report on Communication activities SGA 3.2

Annual report on Communication activities

Monitoring report on the effects of the 9 ITC measures

Monitoring report on the effects of the 9 ITC measures

Mid-term report on COST Academy

Mid-term report on COST Academy

Monitoring report on the 9 ITC measures SGA 3.2

Monitoring report on the 9 ITC measures SGA 3.2

Annual Report of the first CCA under pilot procedure

Annual Report of the first CCA under pilot procedure

Annual report on ended COST Actions

Annual report on ended COST Actions

Report on new Actions as a result of the OC procedure (oc-2019-1)

Report on new Actions as a result of the OC procedure (oc-2019-1)

COST Annual Report 2020

COST Annual Report 2020

Report on CIG pilot as a result of the invitations carried out for Actions funded in oc-2015-1

Report on CIG pilot as a result of the invitations carried out for Actions funded in oc-2015-1

CNC good practice Handbook SGA 3.2

CNC good practice Handbook

Progress report on running Cross-cutting Activities

Progress report on running Cross-cutting Activities

Final Achievement report of ended BESTPRAC

Final Achievement report of ended BESTPRAC

Report on new Actions as a result of the OC procedure (oc-2020-1)

Report on new Actions as a result of the OC procedure (oc-2020-1)

COST Annual Report 2019-2020

COST Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual report on COST Science-Informed Policy Advice

Annual report on COST Science-Informed Policy Advice The workshop on policy and COST Actions foreseen to take place on 3 April (SGA 3.1) had been postponed due to the COVID-19. This is the reason why this deliverable has to be postponed to SGA 3.2

Annual report on Communication activities SGA 3.1

Annual report on Communication activities

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer Satisfaction Survey

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