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Training School FYRMacedonia

2nd SARCOS Training School

Advanced materials and technologies based on inorganic binders

  Skopje and Ohrid,

Macedonia, FYR 2nd -7th September, 2018

2nd SARCOS Training School

Advanced materials and technologies based on inorganic binders

  Skopje and Ohrid,

Macedonia, FYR 2nd -7th September, 2018

2nd announcement

~Applications are now closed~

Applications for COST sponsorship are closed but it is still possible to sign up for the course at the 250 EUR participation fee. For more information see the TS brochure.

On behalf of the Chair of the SARCOS (CA 15202) COST Action, we are pleased to announce the 2nd SARCOS Training School, titled "Advanced materials and technologies based on inorganic binders". It will take place in Skopje and Ohrid (Macedonia, FYR), from 2nd to 7th of September, 2018. 

This course offers an opportunity that is mainly aimed towards young researchers (PhD students, young post-docs and MSc students) as well as representatives from industry.


The course will cover important topics related to the scope and working groups of SARCOS COST Action with a special focus on up-to-date knowledge on advanced ma­terials and technologies related to in­organic binders. Self-healing of materi­als, role of nanomaterials, modern uses of composites, sustainability and safety requirements for the use of inorganic materi­als in construction.

The course consists of invited presentations, laboratory work and professional tour.

This Training School has received scientific sponsorship by RILEM.

The brochure and detailed training school program can be found here.


The number of seats will be restricted to around 30. Applications will be accepted in a first come, first served basis, until the totality of seats is covered, after checking the suitability of the applicant and considering that PhD students and ECIs working in the area will have a priority.

The student will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and insurance. Meals (five lunches and two dinners) according to the program will be free of charge.

Please send an email to Dr. Biljana Angjusheva ( with in cc- with the following documents attached:

  1. Application form (please use the provided template and type or use capital letters).
  2. Motivation letter (1 page max) for participating in the training school, indicating the academic/professional status of the applicant.
  3. Short Curriculum Vitae (2 pag. max) in the area.

Grants from the SARCOS (CA 15202) COST Action

The SARCOS (CA 15202) COST Action will offer a fixed grant (amount still to be confirmed) to trainees coming from COST countries and Near Neighbour Countries (please check the eligibility conditions in the COST Vademecum, downloadable from the right menu of the COST website ( These grants are a contribution to travel, accommodation and diet expenses of trainees during their attendance to the course, but they will not necessarily cover the totality of the expenses.

Please note that these grants can only be received by those participants attending the entire course (6 days).

The grants will be given in a first come first served basis, after checking that the eligibility criteria are met, and that a reasonable country balance is found among granted trainees, as a COST requirement.

Grantees will receive their money AFTER the Training School, once their daily attendance has been confirmed against their signatures on the attendance list.

The number of grants will be around 30. The Grant Holder reserves the right to modify this number according to budget availability.

How to apply for a grant by the SARCOS COST Action?

Please send an email to Pepa Bayarri, the Grant Holder Manager of the SARCOS COST Action ( expressing your interest in getting a grant, with the following documents attached:

  • Document of your acceptation in the course, signed by the organisers.
  • Any kind of proof to show your affiliation to your institution (a letter signed by your supervisor, a copy of your contract/scholarship, etc.).

Deadline for applications

 ~ Applications are now closed~

Selected candidates will be notified by mid-end of June.

Preparatory work 

Travel Information


Faculty of Technology and Metalurgy, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Skopje, and Congress Centre - Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia, FYR

Travel and Accommodation

Trainees are kindly requested to arrange their own travel and accommodation. Transport from Skopje to Ohrid will be organized by the host of the training school. Recommendations and further information can be found in the welcome pack


  1. Park Hotel and SPA (http://parkhotel.mkHotel offer /Reservation request
  2. Tim’s Hotel ( Hotel offer
  3. Hotel City Park ( offer or through Holidays Travel Agency Skopje 

OHRID Accommodation

The accommodation is already arranged for single and double rooms. Attendees are requested to make their own reservation in of the allocated rooms. Reservation can be made:, cc-ing in:

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 2nd SARCOS COST Action – RILEM Doctoral Training School.


K. Kovler

O.M. Jensen

N. De Belie

E. Fidanchevski (including local organization)

Administrative and financial support from SARCOS CA 15202

M. Sánchez Moreno (

M.J. Bayarri (


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