Considering the quick evolution of measures made by EU and non-EU States and the uncertainty of the situation for comings weeks, COST Association recommends, as a minimum until 3rd April, the following:

  • Physical meetings’ suspension;
  • Video conferences are encouraged;
  • All networking tools, including dissemination tools, that do not require physical meeting should continue as much as possible;
  • Upcoming Training schools and STSMs should be cancelled;
  • STSMs and Training Schools currently taking place should follow the national and Host institutions’ instructions;
  • Participation in Conferences and external meetings should follow the instructions of the organisers.

Participants to physical meetings shall be instructed to

  • cancel their transport tickets and accommodation ; 
  • get reimbursement where possible via cancellation insurances or other available means.

Otherwise non-refundable expenses will be covered by the grants of the COST Actions.