Committee of Senior Officials (CSO)
The CSO is composed of representatives of the COST Member States, one of whom in each case acts as COST National Coordinator. The CSO is the main decision-making body of the COST structure, it reports directly to the Ministerial Conferences, formulates the general strategy of COST, appoints the various Domain Committees, decides on their terms of reference and approves the research Actions to be launched.
CSO Working Methods (pdf)
The CSO President is elected for a period of three years.
The work of the CSO is prepared by a Working Group: JAF Group, whose members are elected by the CSO from amongst its members for three years.
JAF Working Methods (pdf)