There are various steps to follow to join the EUAlgae COST Action. It mainly depends on the location of the institution.
1. For institutions from the 36 COST Member Countries and one Cooperating State:
a) If your country has not yet accepted the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding:
b) If your country has already accepted the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding, but has not yet nominated 2 representatives:
c) If your country has already accepted the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding and has already nominated 2 representatives:
2. For institutions from Near Neighbour Countries and International Partner Countries:
Researchers from institutions in Near Neighbour Countries and International Partner Countries can participate in COST Actions on the basis of mutual benefit (see Vademecum –1.2.2 and 1.2.3), to be approved by the CSO on a case-by-case basis.
Once their participation is approved, researchers from these countries can participate in the relevant COST Action. In the Management Committee of the Action they are considered as Management Committee Observers (with no right to vote).
Additionally, when more than two institutions from the same near Neighbour Country or International Partner Country participate in a COST Action they are requested to coordinate their participation, as they can be represented by a total maximum of two members in the Management Committee of a COST Action.
Researchers from Near Neighbour Countries are eligible for reimbursement, whereas researchers from International Partner Countries are not.