COST Action CA 16211 RECAST
Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe
Management Structure and Procedures
As a network structured into four transnational, interdisciplinary Working Groups, along with the other networking tools, RECAST relies on a balance between centralizing and decentralizing management mechanisms aimed at facilitating the coordination of objectives, tasks, activities, milestones, and deliverables. Likewise, whenever COST rules allow, it functions through a series of deliberative practices and democratic decision-making procedures.
According to COST rules, the Management Committee assumes an executive role (coordination, implementation, and management of the Action’s activities, as well as supervision of both allocation and use of funding). Its executive function is performed on the basis of a pluralist mechanism of internal (from the MC itself) and external (from the WGs and MC Observers) checks and balances, together with COST’s regular supervision of the Action’s activities.
The four Working Groups and the Training School operate with relative, though substantial, autonomy from the MC regarding the organization of their activities. Fluid communication is kept with the MC through deliberations on each new grant period's budget and periodic reporting of activities. Besides, by default, every activity ends with a business meeting, which is in part an evaluative moment. Hence, review becomes an integral part of the network’s procedures.
MC Vice Chair
Working Group Leaders and Vice Leaders
WG 1: Practices
WG 2: Languages and Ideologies
WG 3: Concepts
WG 4: Debates
COST Countries MC Members
COST Near Neighbour Countries MC Observers
COST International Partner Country MC Observer