Welcome to COST Targeted Network TN1302

The main objective of this Targeted Network is to establish a network for the administrative, finance and legal services in universities, research organizations and related entities supporting researchers involved in the lifecycle of transnational external competition based (in particular European funded) projects in order to exchange experiences and share and develop best practices, encourage knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and increased efficiency. 

Information on the Targeted Network is also available at the official COST webpage. Please find the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) there as well.

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What is COST?

COST - European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research - is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST is also the first and widest European intergovernmental network for coordination of nationally funded research activities.

More information on COST can be found at the COST webpage. Link to relevant COST website pages featuring the COST rules and guidelines.

Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.

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Updated Information

Training school report

Read the Dateidownloadfull report of our Training school "How to manage key financial tasks for H2020 European research and innovation projects: Finance for Beginners".


Training school video

Watch a short video from our last Training school held in Belgrade!


Working Group Meeting

September 24-25, 2018 | Belgrade, Serbia

Application Deadline: June 20, 2018


Core group and cross-cutting working group meeting

March 26-27, 2018 | Vienna, Austria


Management Committee & Working Group Meeting

February 8-9, 2018 | Bucharest, Romania


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DateidownloadBESTPRAC Report 2014-2017

STSM Reports

Best Practice Guidelines resulting from STSMs


WG1 / WG2 / WG3 documents

DateidownloadPublic consultation on EU funds in the area of of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market - BESTPRAC contribution


Recording of BESTPRAC Twitter Webinar

(Password: bestpractwit)


COST Story "When EU research projects are in need of admin power"

Literature relevant to BESTPRAC  

Links to useful websites