Agenda of the 7-8 May meeting of the working group of legal, administrative and financial questions in European Cooperation in Scientific and Technical research (COST JAF group)

May 2, 2003

Brussels, 01 May 2003

Full text of Document X01954/03
Suite of documents X01954/03

Meeting of the COST JAF Group will take place in two parts:

Part I: 7 May 2003 at 09:00
Chair: Dr. Eva M. KLAPER, Vice-Chair, CSO

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. Summary of Conclusions of the JAF meeting on 20 - 21 March 2003 (COST 2/03)

3. Transition period and progress report on the COST Office

4. Update of COST database(s) for the new COST Office

5. Documents for the Ministerial Conference May 2003
- CSO Report (COST 220/2/03 REV 2)
- Declaration (Draft Conclusions) (COST 221/3/03 REV 3)
- Other documents (Success Stories)
Approval of documents (written procedure if necessary)

6. Any other business

Part II - 8 May 2003 at 09:00:
Chair: Dr. John BARTZIS, Vice-Chair, CSO

7. Summary of Conclusions of the SIG meeting on 21 March 2003 (COST 228/03)

8. Review of COST Research Domains

9. International co-operation

10. COST Strategy

11. Any other business of strategic interest

The delegations are requested to confirm their participation to the Council Secretariat (deborah.mullen@consilium.eu.int) by Tuesday, 29 April 2003.

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Proposal for a Fifth COST Fund - JAF proposal to the CSO (link)

Brussels, 01 May 2003

Full text of Document 226/03
Suite of documents 226/03

The JAF Group suggests to the CSO to create a Fifth COST Fund of a total volume of 1.000.000 euro. The Fifth COST Fund would have no fixed duration, as for the previous four Funds.

In principle the contributions would be called for in four equally sized instalments. However, in view of the relatively small contributions and/or the budgetary facilities of Member States, the payment system would allow alternatively for payment of the entire contribution or several of the four instalments in one payment.

With a view to the CSO meeting on 10 and 11 April 2003 delegations will find attached a breakdown of Member States' quota, prepared by the Secretariat1.

1 Delegations wishing to refer to the history of the previous funds and the allocation of payments from Member States in the Forth Fund can find the data in doc. COST 245/93.

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