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.