There are currently no training schools foreseen in 2021

Dissemination is a key component of the Action, given its R&D dimension, together with the development of basic technology and the training of researchers. SHIINE addresses this matter by carrying out a number of initiatives e.g. Training Schools. Training Schools can be organized as follows:


COST CA18236 (SHIINE) offers a limited number of grants to attend Action Training Schools. A fixed grant will be assigned to every granted person, except for local students, who will be granted only for the registration fee. The selection will be based our published application process.

Considering the ICT countries and gender balance will be taken for ensuring equality.


Each applicant would need to apply through the e-cost website.  Some rules regarding registration and financial support are listed below and you can find the details in the COST Vademecum  (chapter 6, page 27).

Trainees eligible for reimbursement:

  1. Trainees from COST countries;
  2. Trainees from approved NNC institutions;
  3. Trainees from approved European RTD Organisations.

The MC of the Action decides the financial contribution for Trainees attending a Training School. This decision must be based on the following rules:

  • The reimbursement rate per day is EUR 160 maximum;
  • Up to EUR 300 may be attributed for the travel expenses;
  • A maximum grant of EUR 1 500 can be awarded;
  • Grant for Trainees can vary depending on the country of the Trainees (e.g. Domestic, near countries, far countries);
  • Prior the Training School, the trainees must register on e-COST:

Before the respective Training School takes place, each trainee entitled to reimbursement must receive a Grant Letter, mentioning the dates and the place of the event and the fixed amount of the Grant.

After the Training School, a ‘Payment Request Form’ mentioning the dates and the place of the event, the fixed amount of the Grant, and the banking information of the trainees must be signed by the trainees, in order for the payment to be processed.


The following items can be reimbursed: individual grants for trainees – amount to be decided by the Management Committee. Each grant cannot exceed the normal reimbursement rates of COST Vademecum, Section 5. Prior the Training School, each trainee entitled to reimbursement must register for an e-COST profile at – each trainee must add their bank details to their e-COST profile.


The following items can be reimbursed: travel, accommodation and meal expenses in line with the eligibility rules specified in COST Vademecum, Section 4, but no lecture fees and honoraria. Each trainer must register a profile on e-COST at– each trainer must add their bank details to their e-COST profile.

our Work

Please explore the work of each Working Group and contact us if you think you can make a contribution!

Working Group 1


Chair of the WG 1

Dr. Nick Spencer

Working Group 2


Chair of the WG 2

Prof. Carmen Paunescu

Working Group 3


Chair of the WG 3

Dr. Peter Meister-Broekema

Working Group 4


Chair of the WG 4

Dr.Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan