70 new COST Actions approved

On 12 May 2023, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), confirmed the funding of 70 new COST Actions, that will officially start in Autumn 2023. Natural Sciences lead the way as the most represented field of science (represented in 49% of the Actions), followed by Social Sciences (27%), Engineering and Technology (27%), Agricultural Sciences (26%), Medical and Health Sciences (20%), and Humanities (19%).

The success rate for applications in this Open Call (OC-2022-1) was 18.7%.

The Western Balkans already participated actively at proposal stage in a high number of Actions:

Albania 21
Bosnia and Herzegovina 21
Kosovo (participates as a Near Neighbourhood country
according to the COST classification)
Montenegro 14
North Macedonia 17
Serbia 41
Actions without any WB participation 17

On 9 June 2023 the new COST Actions, including all Memorandum’s of Understanding, will be available on the COST website and the first Management Committee meetings will start between September and November 2023.

The latest COST Open Call (OC-2023-1) remains open until 25 October 2023 at 12:00 noon (CET). Discover more about the simple one-step application process to submit a new COST Action or join our Info Day on May 24 2023 to find out more.

Find out how to join an existing COST Action.


For more information, please see the source page of this announcement: https://www.cost.eu/70-new-actions-oc20221/

More details about the 70 approved actions are provided soon on the COST website and already in the booklet prepared and available here: https://www.cost.eu/uploads/2023/05/oc-2022-1-Approved-Actions-Booklet.pdf


We provide a short overview highlighting the Actions in which WB partners already participated at the proposal stage. Relevant WBs researchers are invited to join the actions now, as suitable.

  • CA22101 Cultural Expertise Junior Network (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22102 European Network In CHEmical Ecology: translating the language of life into sustainability (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia)

  • CA22103 A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK AGAINST BRAIN CANCER (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22104 Behavioral Next Generation in Wireless Networks for Cyber Security (Montenegro)

  • CA22105 BEekeeping products valorization and biomonitoring for the SAFEty of BEEs and HONEY (Serbia)

  • CA22106 Migrant Disaster Victim Identification (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22107 Bringing Experiment and Simulation Together in Crystal Structure Prediction (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22108 Wildlife Malaria Network (Serbia)

  • CA22109 Medicinal plants for animal health care: Translating tradition into modern veterinary medicine (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22110 Cooperation, development and cross-border transfer of Industrial Symbiosis among industry and stakeholders (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia)

  • CA22111 A European consortium to determine how complex, real-world environments influence brain development (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22112 European Network on Livestock Phenomics (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22113 Fundamental challenges in theoretical physics (Serbia)

  • CA22114 Maternal Perinatal Stress and Adverse Outcomes in the Offspring: Maximising infants ́development (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22115 A Multilingual Repository of Phraseme Constructions in Central and Eastern European Languages (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22116 The Great Leap. Multidisciplinary approaches to health inequalities, 1800-2022 (Albania, Serbia)

  • CA22117 A European flyway research network for the effective conservation of migrant landbirds (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22118 Radionuclide theragnostics for personalised medicine (Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia)

  • CA22119 Haemoglobinopathies in European Liaison of Medicine and Science (Albania, Serbia)

  • CA22120 A European Network to Leverage the Multi-Age Workforce (Albania, North Macedonia)

  • CA22121 Rising nationalisms, shifting geopolitics and the future of European higher education/research openness (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo)

  • CA22122 Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-Ecological Impacts and Opportunities (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro)

  • CA22123 European Materias Acceleration Center for Energy (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22124 EU Circular Economy Network for All: Consumer Protection through reducing, reusing, repairing (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • CA22125 Precision medicine in biliary tract cancer (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22126 European Network On Lexical Innovation (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22127 COllaboratively DEveloped culturallY Appropriate and inclusive Assessment tool for Palliative Care EDUcation (Albania)

  • CA22128 Establishing Networks to Implement the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22129 InsectAI - Using Image-based AI for Insect Monitoring & Conservation (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22130 Comprehensive Multiboson Experiment-Theory Action (Serbia)

  • CA22131 Supramolecular LUminescent Chemosensors for Environmental Security (Serbia)

  • CA22132 Open Network on DEM Simulations (Serbia)

  • CA22133 The birth of solar systems (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22134 Sustainable Network for agrofood loss and waste prevention, management, quantification and valorisation (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22135 Data Matters: Sociotechnical Challenges of European Migration and Border Control (Serbia)

  • CA22136 Pan-European Network of Green Deal Agriculture and Forestry Earth Observation Science (Montenegro, Serbia)

  • CA22137 Randomised Optimisation Algorithms Research Network (Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22138 Recovery of Mining District Network (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia; Kosovo)

  • CA22139 Justice to youth language needs: human rights undermined by an invisible disadvantage (Montenegro, Serbia)

  • CA22140 Improved Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Insect Breeding (North Macedonia)

  • CA22141 Integrated DSS for delivery of ecosystem services based on EU forest policies (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22142 Beneficial rOOt-associated microorganisms for SusTainable agriculture (Serbia)

  • CA22143 European Materials Informatics Network (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22144 Sustainable use of salt-affected lands (Serbia)

  • CA22145 Computational Techniques for Tabletop Games Heritage (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22146 Harnessing the potential of underutilized crops to promote sustainable food production (Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22147 European metal-organic framework network: combining research and development to promote technological solutions (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22148 An international network for Non-linear Extreme Ultraviolet to hard X-ray techniques (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22149 Research Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Transhistorical Deliberative Democracy (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia)

  • CA22150 Comparative Research on the Executive Triangle in Europe (Albania, Serbia, Kosovo)

  • CA22151 Cyber-Physical systems and digital twins for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22152 Supporting emerging care economy, empowering caregivers to provide safe care at home (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22153 European Curvature and Biology Network (Serbia)

  • CA22154 Data-driven Applications towards the Engineering of functional Materials: an Open Network (North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22155 EU-PoTaRCh – a network for forest by-products charcoal, resin, tar, potash (Serbia)

  • CA22156 Transformations international Experience and Research network for Sustainable futures (Montenegro, North Macedonia)

  • CA22157 Reproductive Enhancement of CROP resilience to extreme climate (Albania, Montenegro)

  • CA22158 Exploiting Plant-Microbiomes Networks and Synthetic Communities to improve Crops Fitness (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia)

  • CA22159 National, International and Transnational Histories of Healthcare, 1850-2000 (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22160 Enhancing knowledge of BIOmolecular solutions for the well-being of European AQUAculture sector (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22161 Future of plant-based food: Bridging the gap of new proteins and FLAVOURsome (North Macedonia)


  • CA22163 Solving bottlenecks in eel reproduction to support sustainable aquaculture (Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22164 european Network on Extreme fiRe behaviOr (Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22165 Redressing Radical Polarisation: Strengthening European Civil Spheres facing Illiberal Digital Media (no WB participation yet)

  • CA22166 Safety in the Game Meat Chain (North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22167 Participatory Approaches with Older Adults (Serbia)

  • CA22168 Physical layer security for trustworthy and resilient 6G systems (Montenegro, Serbia)

  • CA22169 EUropean network to tackle METAbolic alterations in HEART failure (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia)

  • CA22170 TEndon Regeneration NETwork (no WB participation yet)

Geographical focus
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Elke Dall on May 17, 2023
Modified on May 17, 2023