COST in Belgium
Each COST member state has a Cost National Coordinator who represents the country in the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), the main decision body responsible for the strategic development of COST. In Belgium, the task of national coordinator has been entrusted to POD Science Policy (Belspo). In addition, Belgian contact points have been appointed within the various regions and communities.
For Flanders, the FWO acts as first contact point for COST. FWO is responsible for information dissemination, questions and coaching of all actors in Flanders (applications from research institutes, universities, higher education institutes, industry and SMEs). FWO performs this task in collaboration with the EWI Department, the COST coordinator for Flanders.