European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology Research, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. COST Actions cover basic and pre-competitive research as well as activities of public utility. It contributes to reducing the fragmentation in European research investments and opening the European Research Area to cooperation worldwide.
The goal of COST is to ensure that Europe holds a strong position in the field of scientific and technical research for peaceful purposes, by increasing European co-operation and interaction in this field.
COST has clearly shown its strength in non-competitive research, in pre-normative co-operation and in solving environmental and cross-border problems and problems of public utility. It has been successfully used to maximise European synergy and added value in research co-operation and it is a useful tool to further European integration, in particular concerning Central and Eastern European countries.
Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Polish Ministry offers opportunities for scientific cooperation in the framework of bilateral agreements and other initiatives, including academic exchange programs with various countries.