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10th October 2018

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‘Sheld-on’ Networking Tools

Indoor living space improvement: Smart Habitat for the Elderly

Meetings are organised by the Management Committees in any COST country participating in sheld-on action. They may be open to the whole scientific community and provide visibility opportunities for the sheld-on Action. Sheld-on contributes to the travel and subsistence costs of participating scientists, and to the organisation costs of the meeting.
They can be of different types:

Management Committee (MC) Meetings

The purpose of an Action MC meeting is to coordinate and organise the Action’s scientific and
networking activities in line with the objectives specified in both the Action’s MoU and the approved Work and Budget Plans. Budgetary and strategic decisions linked to the management of a COST Action must adhere to the opinions and requests of the majority of the Action MC. Acquiring agreement within the Action MC with respect to the management and implementation of Action activities qualifies as Action MC approval. MC Meetings are yearly arranged under the frame of sheld-on action.

MC meetings already arranged:
Kick off Meeting of the Sheld-On COST Action, 24th of October 2017 in Brussels (Belgium).
2nd MC Meeting of the sheld-on COST Action, 22nd of February 2018, Alicante (Spain).

Forthcoming MC meetings:
3rd MC meeting: Feb-March 2019. Venues: To be Defined.

Working Group (WG) Meetings

WG meetings aim at overseeing the progress of the activities performed under each working group and its assessment against the established objectives and goals.

Two WG meetings are scheduled for WGs 1, 2 and 3 at Q2 (Feb2018-Apr2018) and Q4 (Aug2018-Oct2018), while there are scheduled 4 WG meetings for WG5 at Q4 (Aug2018-Oct2018), Q9 (Nov2019-Jan2020), Q13(Nov2020-Jan2021) and Q16(Nov2021-Jan2022).

WG meetings already arranged:
1st WG Meeting of the sheld-on COST Action, 21st of February 2018, Yecla(Spain).

Forthcoming MC meetings:
2nd WG meeting: To be arranged under the Frame of the Society Health Welfare 2018 conference (10-12 Oct 2018) in Riga (Latvia)

Core Group Meeting

The sheld-on Core Group is composed by the Action´s Chair and Vice-Chair, and leaders and Vice-leaders of the working group, communication management and STSM leaders and Vice leaders. The sheld-on Core Group is normally met during the arrangement of another meeting type (Working group, Management committee, etc.), where some specific decisions are taken.

Core Group meetings already arranged:
1st Core Group Meeting of the sheld-on COST Action, 20th of February 2018, Alicante (Spain).

Forthcoming MC meetings:
2nd Core Group meeting: To be arranged at Q5 (Nov2018-Jan2019), venues to be defined.

Other Meetings

Such as dissemination meetings or scientific conferences organised or not by the sheld-on cost action, there are focused on achieving the research coordination and capacity-building objectives of an the sheld-on action.

Forthcoming meetings:
1st Scientific Conference. To be arranged under the Frame of the Society Health Welfare 2018 conference (10-12 Oct 2018) in Riga (Latvia)

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals. Sheld-on regularly launches calls for potential researchers in any of the sheld-on topic to apply for Short Term Scientific missions.

STSMs must be between 5 and 90 days (although, they may exceed that duration in specific instances for Early Career Investigators). STSMs are financially supported by the Action with a fixed contribution of up to 2500 EUR.

Current STSM call.
-There is no STSM call open at the moment.


The sheld-on cost Action supported and funded the following STSMs:

STSM links

Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and
organisations involved in the sheld-on Action. Trainers and Trainees can be supported to attend the different training schools arranged under the frame of sheld-on Action.

Forthcoming training Schools.

-1st Sheld-on Training School: To be arranged at Q6 (Feb 2019-March 2020). Topic and venue to be defined.

Conference grants help PhD students and early-career investigators from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries attend international science and technology related conferences that are not specifically organised by sheld-on.

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