VOICES - Making Young Researchers' Voices Heard for Gender Equality

VOICES is a COST Action that aims to increase the visibility of inequalities faced by Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) from a gender perspective, and to promote a sustainable dialogue between YRIs and stakeholders in the research ecosystem at the systemic level (European & national policy-makers) and at the institutional level (senior researchers, academic managers) by creating a community of gender equality practitioners composed of various stakeholders (YRIs, independent researchers, academic managers, organizations) across Europe.


EU COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)



  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) – Paris, Sciences et Lettres (PSL)
  • University of Padua
  • Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Vilnius University
  • Jagiellonian University
  • University of Limerick
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
  • CPED Conférence des Chargé.es de Mission Egalite-Diversité
  • UCL, University of Malta
  • University of Deusto
  • Twente University
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • European Platform of Women Scientists


Anita Thaler is the Austrian representative of the VOICES Management Committee and deputy head of the working group "Gender as a Research Dimension".