The fourth ENeL Action meeting took place from 13-14 August 2015 in Herstmonceux Castle in the UK.


1. Welcome to participants
2. Adoption of agenda
3. Approval of minutes and matters arising of last meeting (Vienna 2015)
4. Update from the Action Chair
a. Status of Action, including participating countries
b. Action budget status (Annex 1 – Budget status for 2015)
c. STSM status and new applications (Annex 2 – STSMs in 2015; Annex 3 – STSM plan for 2016)
d. MC approval to appoint Robert Lew (Poland) as Chair of WG1 instead of Anne Dykstra (Netherlands)
5. Promotion of gender balance and of Early Stage Researchers (ESR)
6. Update from the Grant Holder
7. Update from the COST Association
8. Follow-up of MoU objectives
a. Progress report of working groups
b. Progress report on Training Schools
9. Scientific planning
a. Scientific strategy
b. Action Budget Planning (Annex 4 – Work and budget plan for 2016)
c. Long-term planning (including anticipated locations and dates of future activities)
d. Dissemination planning (Publications and outreach activities)
10. Requests for new members
11. Non-COST applications to the Actions
12. AOB
13. Location and date of next meeting
14. Summary of MC decisions
15. Closing


Thursday, 13 AUGUST14:00-17:30WG2 (agenda) – Conference room
WG3 (agenda) – Ball room

(coffee break at 15:30)

19:00-21:00Steering Group meeting – Ball room
Friday, 14 AUGUST9:00-12:30WG1 (agenda) – Ball room
WG4 – Conference room

coffee break at 10:30)

12:30-14:00Lunch (not included, vouchers at castle reception)
14:00-15:30Use cases of all WGs combined – Ball room
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-18:00Management Committee meeting (Draft agenda) – Ball room


Management Committee members are automatically eligible for reimbursement (MC Substitutes only in attending instead of the regular MC representative). Working group members – in addition to meeting the conditions, prepared by their WG – must complete the online Google form with their info on research interests, a short statement etc. to be eligible for reimbursement.

For accommodation options, see Please note that the transport from/to the accommodation places outside the castle is currently not included for COST meetings (contrary to eLex offer).

Last info (12 May 2015): 6 en-suite rooms and 36 standard room (shared bathroom) in the castle are available for Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August.