How networking within the Action will yield the objectives?

This program has a well-defined organization including a robust management structure and targeted workshops/symposia which will maximize the interactions between the groups and other partners such as SMEs or pharmaceutical companies.

  1. A committed coordinated group of researchers with a high degree of gender balance above the European average (>39% female participation). Membership will include internationally recognized researchers and young scientists from many European countries. The exploitation and building upon important inter-laboratory trans-national contacts and existing individual collaborations among members of the future COST. Support from ESAC together with relevant major and SME pharmaceutical companies will be available within the network. The latter represents an important interaction and possibilities for future development and employment for ESRs.
  2. The research groups involved in this network all provide significant contributions to the field and their laboratories are well equipped and in a suitable scientific environment to allow the scientists to have productive STEs. This point will be specifically addressed by the Management Committee and the WG coordinators when approving the Exchanges.
  3. Annual Symposium and Summer School dedicated to particular topics, including technical innovations will help to diffuse up-to-date research approaches, tools and novel concepts
  4. This Action will stimulate and accelerate exchange of young researchers among EU countries and will extensively involve women in networking. The female:male Gender ratio is about 1:3 of the Experts willing to participate and 1:1 for the proposed WGs leaders.

Pan-European Approach: science without borders

A pan-European approach will accelerate exchanges of expertise between expert teams and transfer of knowledge, innovation and skills between senior and Early Stage Researchers. Such a Network is not likely to be funded by any national body and the experience of the ESAC in France/Germany already demonstrates the need to extend this successful approach.