Workshop on Environmentally Sound Livestock Buildings

The Institute of Bio-Economy and Agrotechnology (IBO) of the Center for Research and Technology-HELLAS (CERTH) and the Laboratory of Animal  Husbandry, Veterinary Faculty, Aristotle University (AUTH) are jointly organising  a workshop focusing on the Environmentally Sound Livestock Production. The workshop will be held on the 4th of April 2018, in Thessaloniki, Greece.






Extension of 1st STSM

We are looking to fund up to short term scientific missions (STSM) to develop linkages and scientific collaborations between institutions, which contribute to the objectives of LivAGE.


STSM actions aim to enhance the existing networks and foster collaboration by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another COST Country participating in the CA16106 Action. STSM should contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action. Applications of young researchers are especially encouraged.


From 5 working days to 3 months; for Early Career Investigators (ECI =less than PhD + 8 years) specific conditions (higher funding) if duration is from 3 to 6 months.


STSM applicant should be a postgraduate student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed by or officially affiliated to an institution or legal entity (Home institution) from a country participating in the COST ACTION. ECI applications will be prioritized.


A STSM may only be approved from a Home institution in a COST participating country to a Host institution in another COST participating country. Financial support will be established in each specific call following the general COST regulations (see Chapter 7 – Short Term Scientific Missions). You may find a summary in the STSM1_general info.

Note: The payment of the grant will be executed after STSM has been finished and approved.


First call already open until 18th December 2017, see details STSM2_Call_Year1:

Application procedure

The Applicant should:

  1. obtain the agreement of the home and host institutions, before submitting his/her application;
  2. use the on-line registration tool to register his/her request for an STSM (see;
  3. after registration, download the formal STSM application and complete it with supporting documentation (CV, full work plan, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institute). Don’t forget mentioning PhD obtention year, if applicable.
  4. send the application by e-mail as attachment to the Action STSM Coordinator: Sonya Ivanova ( and LivAGE secretariat: Emilia Alegria (

Further details: Chapter 6 of COST Vademecum (Part 1) – Short Term Scientific Missions (see:

For more information, please contact Sonia Ivanova (

COST Action LivAGE: Joining efforts against emissions from livestock buildings

An international cooperation to reduce atmospheric emissions from livestock buildings has started under the framework of EU COST actions. The project is COST Action CA16106 “LivAGE: Ammonia and Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Animal Production Buildings”, which started on May 2017 and will last for four years. On 28th and 29th September 2017 a project meeting was held in Bucharest (Romania) to start the project activities.

The main objective of LivAGE is to enhance international multidisciplinary cooperation for exchanging ideas and knowledge, sharing good practices and assessing innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and ammonia from livestock buildings. LivAGE includes most EU expertise in this topic, and aims to contribute to a more environmental friendly and sustainable livestock production.

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