There are two modalities of participation of individuals in the COST Action:
Working Group participation (long-term participation):
- Participation in the COST Action may take the form of a long-term participation, in which case the concerned individual participates as Working Group (WG) member to the COST Action.
- Participation as WG member is open to any individual affiliated in a legal entity wherever in the world, except in cases of Incompatibilities as per Article 4.2 of the COST Annotated Rules.
- Participation as WG member implies a duty to contribute to the realisation of the objectives of the WG and gives rights of access to activities and information shared in the Action.
- Participation as WG member is reflected on the COST website for visibility purposes.
In order to become a WG member, any individual should be affiliated to a legal entity which may be based wherever in the world. The seat of the legal entity shall be used to determine the country of affiliation of the WG participant.
Applications to become a WG member shall be submitted via the Action page on the COST website.
The Action MC (or the delegated group) reviews the WG membership applications on a regular basis.
Ad-hoc contribution (short-term participation):
Participation to a COST Action may also take the form of an ad-hoc participation, subject to invitation by the Action MC during the lifetime of the Action. Incompatibilities as per Article 4.2 of the COST Annotated Rules shall also apply to ad-hoc participation.