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What you must do in order to join the COST Action

The COST Action ESF0901 "European procedures for flood frequency estimation" (FLOODFREQ) is “open to global cooperation in the mutual interest”.

However, different procedures for membership and different rules for reimbursement of participation in the activities of the Action apply for the COST countries (the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Turkey, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia) and the non-COST countries.

 

In general researchers from non-COST countries institutions do not receive economic support from COST, but exceptions are possible.

 

For the “near-neighbour countries”: Balkan countries (Albania, Montenegro), Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Authority, Syria and Tunisia) and Eastern European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine), up to two researchers from each country may be reimbursed for attending COST Actions meetings. Moreover, researchers from these countries are eligible to participate in other activities decided at the level of individual Actions (such as meetings, short-term scientific missions, training schools and conferences). In addition, COST set up reciprocal arrangements with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Please resort to the COST webpage http://www.cost.esf.org/participate/join_action

Instructions for application

1) Institutions from COST countries:

a. which have already signed the COST agreement but have not yet nominated representatives:
Contact your national COST representative and inform him of your interest in joining. He can nominate you as a representative and propose this to the management committee of FLOODFREQ. Please email the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it chair to let him know of your interest in joining.
b. which have already signed the COST agreement and have nominated two representatives:
Please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it chair asking about the possibilities to be nominated by the MC for a FLOODFREQ work group.
c. which have not yet signed the COST agreement:

Contact your national COST officer with the request to join COST. Note: money to carry out research activities in relation to COST has to be in place, otherwise your country will not be able to join COST.

The national COST officer will instigate all that is necessary for your country to join COST. He then will propose you/your institution as an official representative. Contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it chair as well to inform him about your interest in joining COST. The management can assign you to a work group.

 

2) Institutions from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (reciprocal agreement countries):


Please read the information provided on http://www.cost.esf.org/about_cost/reciprocal_agreements and contact the Action chair if you wish to join. The appropriate procedure as sketched on the COST webpage should be synchronized with the chair of the action in order to be as efficiently organized as possible to not lose time.

 

3) Near-neighbour and other NON COST country institutions:
You/your institution have to contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a motivation letter.
The letter should explain why you want to join FLOODFREQ with respect to:

  • Scientific merit for the COST Action
  • Strategic benefits for the Action
  • Benefits for your institution
  • Explanation why the COST Action fits well into the picture
  • Scientific activities planned (at your institute that relate to the FLOODFREQ topic)
  • Brief description of your department and yourself (research group, how many members, special scientific expertise, lab facilities, methods and techniques; short scientific CV with short reference list of you as the person applying as the representative of your institution)
  • Statement which Working Group you want to join.
  • "Background information": history of cooperation/relations with COST members, bigger framework of relevant projects you are part of and future planning. Be as precise as possible.

To summarize the information available, COST wants a filled-in template. This is prepared by the chair of FLOODFREQ but will be sent to you if there are any open questions for completion.

The documents (motivation letter, template) are then sent to all MC members for their approval. Approval granted, the application is processed to the COST officers for approval.

If there are questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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