COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework supported by the EU Framewrk Programme Horizon 2020. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe research and innovation capacities.
It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area.
The COST Association, an International non-profit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries.
ENBA (European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise) is a Science and Technology Network, financed by the European COST programme, Action CA 15216