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1 1 Relations internationales - Every COST actions has an objective, defined goals and clear deliverables. These are described in a Memorandum of Understanding, accepted by at least five participating COST Member Countries. - There are currently around 350 actions running in all science and technology fields organized in nine domains and one trans-domain group covering several domains. - Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences - Food and Agriculture - Forests, their Products and Services - Materials, Physics and Nanosciences - Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies - Earth System Science and Environmental Management - Information and Communication Technologies - Transport and Urban Development - Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health What is a COST Action? - Ever since it was founded in 1971, COST has been operating one main instrument, the COST actions. - COST actions are science and technology networks open to researchers and stakeholders with a duration of four years. - COST actions are active through a range of networking tools, such as workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs), and dissemination activities. - COST contributes to reducing the fragmentation in European research investments and opening the European Research Area to cooperation worldwide. - As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST plays a very important role in building a European Research Area (ERA). It anticipates and complements the activities of the EU Frame work Programme, constituting a “bridge” towards the scientific communities of emerging countries.

2 Relations internationales Who can participate? Researchers can participate in COST actions based on their affiliation to an institution or organization and on geographic location. Researchers affiliated to the following institutions can participate in COST actions : - Government Organizations, except Intergovernmental Organizations; - Universities and Associated Organisations; - Business Enterprises (ranging from SMEs to multinationals); - Private Non-Profit Organizations/NGOs (even if international); - Standards Organizations (even if international) How does a COST Action work? COST actions are managed by a Management Committee (MC) which is composed of up to two representatives of each COST Country having accepted the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) of the action. MC Members are nominated by the COST National Coordinators (CNC) of the COST Countries they represent. The actions MC decides upon all budget- related questions, devises the general actions strategy and manages the organisation of the action’s scientific and technological activities. They are open throughout their lifetime to new members and are adaptable in terms of internal organisation and strategy.

3 Relations internationales Join an Existing COST Action There are various steps to follow to join or initiate a COST Action. It mainly depends on the location of the institution. For institutions from the 35 COST Member Countries and one Cooperating State: a) If your country has not yet accepted the action's Memorandum of Understanding: contact your CNC (COST national Coordinator) who can launch your country's participation procedure in the relevant action. 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 Memorandum of Understanding, - but has not yet nominated 2 representatives: contact your COST National Coordinator (CNC) who can officially nominate you as a representative of your country to the Management Committee (MC). it is also recommended that you inform the Chair of the action of your interest. - and has already nominated 2 representatives: contact the action Chair for possible nomination by the Management Committee (MC) to a Working Group (WG).

4 Relations internationales Se porter candidat au Management Committee d’une Action COST Une nomination au Management Committee d’une Action se doit de suivre la procédure suivante : 1. Le candidat doit adresser au coordinateur national par courrier électronique uniquement : - Le courrier électronique d'invitation du coordinateur de l'Action ou un courrier électronique de soutien des membres français déjà nommés - Un courrier électronique de candidature (CV et liste de publications et travaux) 2. Le coordinateur pourra alors procéder à la nomination, après vérification du profil du candidat. Un délai de trois semaines est généralement nécessaire. Antoine Mercier : Coordinateur national et représentant français auprès de Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche Direction générale pour la recherche et l'innovation

5 Relations internationales New Open Call in preparation by the COST Association : Pre-Announcement The new Open Call - the first under the COST Association - will be published on the COST website in November Proposals can be submitted as of January The Open Call shall continue having the spring and summer collection dates, when all submitted proposals are gathered and evaluated. The next Collection Date (spring 2015) shall be specified in November The new Proposal Template and the Guidelines for submitting COST action proposals shall be available in December You shall also be able to consult the new evaluation criteria, available on this page by end of the year. New Rules and Procedures The COST Association now features a new scientific organisation including new rules and procedures. The new action Proposal Submission, Evaluation and Selection procedure is fully science and technology-driven, emphasising the bottom-up nature of COST. The procedure is transparent, simple and fast. - Solely Science and Technology-driven : Open to all science and technology fields, focusing on excellence, No prior categorisation in domains of action proposals, Equal opportunities to succeed for all scientists and topics - Simple : Only one submission stage, A single proposal, maximum 15 pages, No hearings, More user-friendly IT tools - Transparent : Independent, Peer review evaluation, Proposal selection by internationally renowned experts in the field(s) - Selection : Driven by the Scientific Committee (SC), High-level experts, one per COST Member Country, The SC selects the top-ranked proposals. The selectivity of this evaluation process is now well recognised by the scientific community and by national research councils.

6 Relations internationales COST Networking Tools Researchers participating in COST Actions can embark upon a wide range of networking opportunities. Meetings, Workshops and Conferences Meetings are organised by COST Management Committees in any COST country participating in the network. They can be of different types, such as Management Committee meetings, Working Group Meetings, Workshops and Conferences. They may be open to the whole scientific community and provide visibility opportunities for the COST action. COST will contribute to the travel and subsistence costs of participating scientists, and to the organisation costs of the meeting. Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country. They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSM are intended especially for young researchers. Training Schools COST action can share knowledge and support collaboration also through Training Schools. Training Schools can be organised by a COST action on related research topics and can provide dissemination opportunities for an action 's activities. Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organisations involved in the COST action. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers involved in COST action. Dissemination Activities and Publications

7 7 Relations internationales Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies (CMST) Structure and Organisation -The research activities in this Domain aim to develop experimental, theoretical and analytical tools to enhance the development of chemical transformations, reactivity and function. -The number of participating countries to the COST Chemistry actions is on average of 19 per actions and includes in some cases research institutes from non-COST countries (Australia, Japan, Russia, USA and Ukraine) - The scientific activities and the selection process for acceptance of research proposals are performed in a same way by the Management Committee of each COST Chemistry. 350 COST actions organized in nine domains - Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences - Food and Agriculture - Forests, their Products and Services - Materials, Physics and Nanosciences - Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies - Earth System Science and Environmental Management - Information and Communication Technologies - Transport and Urban Development - Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health

8 8 Relations internationales Chemistry for life: a multidisciplinary collaboration between chemists, biologists, clinicians and agronomists in the design and development of new products for pharmacy, medicine, public health, and agriculture, including a more efficient and safe food production. Manipulating molecular matter: learn how to handle, synthesize and manipulate matter at the molecular level, understand and control its reactivity and function, develop new catalysts to control the shape, size and properties of the product molecules; move from single molecule chemistry to supra- and macromolecular chemistry, producing smart materials tailored for specific applications. Energy production: shifting from oil, natural gas and coal consumption to more efficient ways of using combustible fuels and investigate technologies based on renewable resources, in particular sunlight. Caring for the planet: continuous improvement of the standards of living by reducing the environmental impact of technology in order to establish a sustainable growth, develop clean technology for innovative production, ensure increasingly accurate means for quality control, mastering ground remediation, hazard control, preserving and maintaining cultural heritage. Space understanding and exploitation: rationalizing processes occurring under extreme conditions in space and interstellar media, understanding processes occurring around spacecrafts, exploiting resources of stars and planets. New ideas and initiatives are welcome as well as those with high interdisciplinary elements and close links and overlaps with other domains. Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies (CMST)

9 9 Relations internationales COST « Applied Biocatalysis: Stereoselective and Environmentally-friendly Reactions Catalysed by Enzymes» D25 ( ) : 22 countries Member of a working group COST « Cascade Chemoenzymatic Processes - New Synergies Between Chemistry and Biochemistry» CM 0701 ( ) : 27 countries Vice-chair of COST action COST « Sytems biocatalysis » CM 1303 ( ) : 27 countries MC member of COST action Experiences in 3 COST actions Domain : Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies

10 10 Relations internationales Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies (CMST) 37 actions en cours en 2014 CM1401 | Our Astro-Chemical History | 26 November November 2018 CM1403 | The European upconversion network - from the design of photon-upconverting nanomaterials to biomedical applications | 19 November November 2018 CM1402 | From molecules to crystals - how do organic molecules form crystals? (Crystallize) | 06 November November 2018 CM1306 | Understanding Movement and Mechanism in Molecular Machines | 03 June June 2018 CM1305 | Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry (ECOSTBio) | 28 April April 2018 CM1307 | Targeted chemotherapy towards diseases caused by endoparasites | 12 March March 2018 CM1304 | Emergence and Evolution of Complex Chemical Systems | 03 December December 2017 CM1303 | Systems Biocatalysis | 20 November November 2017 CM1302 | European Network on Smart Inorganic Polymers (SIPs) | 24 October October 2017 CM1301 | Chemistry for Electron-Induced Nanofabrication (CELINA) | 23 October October 2017 CM1205 | Catalytic Routines for Small Molecule Activation (CARISMA) | 22 May May 2017 CM1206 | EXIL - Exchange on Ionic Liquids | 15 May May 2017 CM1204 | XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry (XLIC) | 13 May May 2017 CM1207 | GLISTEN: GPCR-Ligand Interactions, Structures, and Transmembrane Signalling: a European Research Network | 03 May May 2017 TD1208 | Electrical discharges with liquids for future applications | 11 April April 2017 …….

11 Relations internationales CM1303 | Systems Biocatalysis | Total : 27 countries

12 Relations internationales Objectives and strategies : - Systems Biocatalysis is a new approach consisting of organizing enzymes in vitro to generate an artificial metabolism for synthetic purposes. - The strategy of this key new platform deals with the analysis of enzymatic systems in vivo, the development and discovery of new biocatalysts, and their assembly in vitro into novel synthetic metabolic pathways. - Tasks involved are the discovery of new biocatalyst, the optimization of their function, mutual compatibility and regulation, and the construction of a continuous flux for high efficiency. Working group 1 New modes of creation and interconversion of chemical functionality in metabolites Working group 2 Routes to New Key Metabolites Working group 3 Constructing pathways towards complex lipid conjugates Working group 4 Enzyme engineering for novel and optimized functions Working group 5 Process intensification CM1303 | Systems Biocatalysis |

13 Relations internationales CM1303 | Systems Biocatalysis | VisitorHostWGStartEnd (EL)(NL)115 th March th June 2014 (IE) (IT)41 st June th June 2014 (RS) (IE)410 th June nd June 2014 (HU) (IT)530 th June st August 2014 (ES) (DE)31 st July th September 2014 (RS) (UK)14 th August th September 2014 (TR) (NO)424 th August th August 2014 (HR) (DE)425 th August th October 2014 (PT) (SE)4, 51 st September th September 2014 Training School 2014 Certosa di Pontignano, Italy, 28 May-1 June 2014 Workshops Kick - off Workshop, Madrid, Spain, 10-11, April, Workshop, Gent, Belgium, september, 2014 STSM 2014 (Short-Term Scientific Missions)


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