COST Action TD1404: 17 Nov 2014 to 16 Nov 2018
Organisation of NEOH
What was NEOH about?
The Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH) operated as an open network, bringing together people from a wide range of disciplines and with varying expertise and experience, and with an interest in One Health and evaluation. The overall aim of NEOH was to enable future quantitative evaluations of One Health activities and to further the evidence base through developing and applying a science-based evaluation protocol in a community of experts.
To this end, NEOH developed and used methods and frameworks for improved One Health decision making and delivered 1) a science-based, standardized framework for the evaluation of One Health, 2) a suite of example evaluations of One Health initiatives, 3) a networked community of experts collaborating to assess the value of One Health and 4) a pool of early-stage researchers trained in performing evaluations of One Health activities.
The network was funded by EU COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology (http://www.cost.eu/), which promotes the joint development of ideas and new initiatives across all fields of science and technology through trans-European collaboration. NEOH membership was open to any researchers, engineers or scholars from universities, research centres, large and small, public and private organisations from all 35 COST Member Countries and its Cooperating State – from any One Health related field, and at any career stage. Further, researchers from institutions in Near Neighbour Countries and International Partner Countries and from International Organisations were able to participate in NEOH on the basis of mutual benefit.
What is COST?
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europes research and innovation capacities.
It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-forprofit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries. www.cost.eu