COST Action TU0601


The Action

The COST Action TU0601 titled "Robustness of Structures" is a research network established under the aegis of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

The main objective of this Action is to provide the basic framework, methods and strategies necessary to ensure that the level of robustness of structural systems is adequate and sufficient in relation to their function and exposure over their life time and in balance with societal preferences in regard to safety of personnel and safeguarding of environment and economy.

The duration of the Action is from February 2007 to October 2011.

For further information about the organisation of the Action, past and future events and documents, please refer to the links on the sidebar.


Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of this Action can be downloaded here.


What is COST?

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental framework for the coordination of nationally-funded research at a European level, based on a flexible institutional structure.

Established in 1971, COST has developed into one of the largest frameworks for research cooperation. The 36 COST countries are:

the 35 member states: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and

One cooperating state: Israel

COST research networks are called Actions. Cooperation takes the form of concerted activities, i.e. the co-ordination of nationally funded research activities, between research institutions from member countries or cooperating states. COST also welcomes Institutions from non-COST countries to join individual Actions where there is mutual benefit.

More information about the structure and the procedures of COST can be obtained at the COST Homepage.


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