COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, allowing the co-ordination of nationally funded research on a European level. COST is based on Actions. These are networks of national research projects in fields that are of interest to at least 5 COST Countries. Every COST Action has an objective, defined goals and clear deliverables. These are described in a “Memorandum of Understanding”, accepted by the participating COST Countries. The Action achieves results through its cooperative activities: meetings, workshops, short-term scientific missions, etc. Such activities build efficient networks, which often maintain their working relationships beyond the normal 4-year duration of a COST Action. New COST Actions are proposed by the scientists themselves (from COST countries or the European Commission). Currently there are more than 200 Actions running in 9 Domains. Specifically, the Action FP1001 is part of the domain "Forests, their Products and Services".
For this Action a Chair, a Vice-Chair and a Management Committee (MC), formed by national experts of the signatory countries (at least two from each country), are responsible for the activities of the Action.
Dr. Klemens Schadauer
Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald
Seckendorff-Gudent Weg 8
Dr. Susana Barreiro
Forest Research Centre (CEF)
School of Agriculture
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Grant Holder Representative:
Prof. Godefridus M.J. (Frits) MOHREN
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystems Studies, Wageningen University
6700 AA Wageningen
Dr. Fatima Bouchama