CHARME is funded through COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
COST Actions offers scientists the opportunity to embark upon bottom-up, multidisciplinary and collaborative networks across all science and technology domains. COST funding is based on Actions, which are networks of coordinated collaborations, to address the specialized issues being set forth by the Action.
Action participants come from COST and non-COST countries. The Actions are led by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the governments of the COST countries participating in the Action. The initiative within the Action comes from the scientists, technical experts and from those with a direct interest in furthering international collaboration.
“COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities“
In order to achieve its mission, COST endeavours to:
Through its inclusiveness policy, COST supports the integration of research communities, leverages national research investments and addresses issues of global relevance.
Our Action started in March 2016 and will last until April 2020. Currently, 26 countries have joined CHARME.