Join the network

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There are different alternatives to participate:

1. Become a Management Committee member

Each participating country can nominate up to two representatives to the Management Committee (MC), who supervises and coordinates COST ES1302. For this purpose, the MC meets at least once per year. MC members do also participate in the scientific issues by joining WGs.

COST Member Countries or Cooperating State may accept the MoU only after having received the agreement of the Management Committee.

The procedure consist of the following steps:

a) If your country has not yet accepted the Action’s MoU

Contact your COST National Coordinator (CNC) who can launch your country’s participation procedure in the relevant Action (only possible if national funding for the Actions’ activity is available). Once done, the CNC can officially nominate you as a representative of your country to the MC committee. It is also recommended that you inform the Chair of the Action of your interest.

b) If your country has already accepted the Action’s MoU but has not yet nominated 2 representatives

Contact your CNC who can officially nominate you as a representative of your country to the MC. It is also recommended that you inform the Chair of the Action of your interest.

2. Become a Working Group member

Working Groups (WG) are classified according to different scientific targets. They will meet at least once per year on–site.

If your country has accepted the Action’s MoU you can contact the Action Chair for possible nomination by the MC to a WG. The procedure is as follows: 1) Send a letter of interest + 1 page CV to the WG leader in which you are interested and to the Action Chair 2) MC will take the decision on the acceptance.

As member of a WG you can participate in all the networking activities, although due to the budgetary limitations, reimbursement is not guaranteed (availability will be notified for each event).