Three meetings took place in Brussels, Edinburgh and Barcelona, as well as an educational workshop named Translational Genomics in Biomedicine also in Barcelona. So far 9 publications have acknowledged COST support. Dissemination tools included a dedicated website at www.eucolongene.eu, a brochure and an announcement at the European Journal of Human Genetics. Two junior short stays took place during this first year although more are planned for the future, as well as a training school on next generation sequencing analysis with interaction with COST Action BM1006. Also, an application to H2020 PHC 5 – 2014: Health promotion and disease prevention: translating ‘omics’ into stratified approaches including 6 participating groups.