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ITC Conference Grants

What is ITC Confeerence Grant

Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) Conference Grants are aimed at supporting Young Researchers and Innovators (researchers under 40 years of age, including PhD students and PhD candidates) from Participating Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs) or Near Neighbour Countries (NNCs) to attend international science and technology related conferences, events or activities on the topic of the Action that are not organised by the COST Action.

List of Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, the North Republic of Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.

List of Near Neighbour Countries (NNCs): Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Marocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia. 

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15 – 17 MAY 2024

basel, switzerland

The ESO Conference will take place 15 – 17 May 2024 in Basel.

Abstract submission will open in November 2023. 

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The IRENE COST Action may cover the conference fees and other expenses of participants from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs), whose presentation for a conference has been accepted.

In order to claim funding from the IRENE COST Action, these participants need to submit their application 45 days before the conference start date. If you are interested in applying, please contact IRENE Project Coordinator, Irena Ticha (

More detailed information about the application process, eligibility and the selection of applicants to be seen in the Annotated rules for COST Actions (page 92 and 95) and ITC Conference Grant User Guide.

IRENE Project Coordinator

Irena Ticha


ITC Conference Grant Coordinator
Prof Stanislav Groppa

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