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The COST Action CA18214 ‘The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery’ involves 160 research partners from 35 European Countries – from October 1, 2019 to March 31st, 2024.

COST is especially devoted to support the career of young scholars. About 1 out of 3 of our Action members are 40 years old or younger. You can listen to our podcast to get to know a few of them and their experience within the Action: New Working Spaces Podcast – ‘Young Scholars’

Core Group 

The Core Group includes:

Action Chair
Grant Holder Scientific Representative

Ilaria Mariotti

Science Communication Manager

Chiara Tagliaro

Leader WG 2 

Marco Hölzel

Leader WG 4

Gislene Feiten Haubrich

ITC CG Coordinator

Lukas Danko

Action Vice Chair

Pavel Bednar

Leader WG 1 

Carles Méndez-Ortega

Leader WG 3

Mariachiara Barzotto

Horizontal Activities Coordinator

Oliver Rafaj

STMS Coordinator

Eva Belvončícová

COST Officers 

The COST Officers are:

Elif Dogan Arslan
Science Officer

Tel: +32 2 |
COST Association | Avenue Louise 149, 1050 Brussels | Belgium

Aranzazu Sanchez
Senior Administrative Officer

Tel: +32 2 |
COST Association | Avenue Louise 149, 1050 Brussels | Belgium

Grant Holder

The Grant Holders are managing and controlling the budget.

Grant Holder Scientific Representative 

Ilaria Mariotti
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Grant Holder Manager 

Laura Di Maria and Gloria Paoluzzi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Grant Holder Finance and Legal Representative 

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
contacts: Laura Di Maria and Gloria Paoluzzi


We acknowledge the contribution of the former Core Group members: Mina di Marino (Science Communication Manager); Grzegorz Micek (Leader WG1); Mina Akhavan (Leader WG2); Carolina Pacchi (Leader WG3); Bruno Moriset (Leader WG4); Petr Dubovský (Horizontal Activities Coordinator); Jacek Gądecki (ITC CG Coordinator).

Management Committee and WG members

Participating COST members from 35 countries (including 1 COST Cooperating member, Lebanon, and 4 Observatory Countries, USA, Canada, Argentina and Brazil)

COST Near Neighbour Countries, MC Observer

  • Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

COST International Partner Countries

4 MC Observers:

  • Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction, USA
  • Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, USA
  • Université du Québec à Montréal, UQAM, Canada
  • Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) | Santa Catarina State University, Brazil