February 2023

Listening to young women researchers to build the future of science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. With this aim in mind, “Making Young Researchers' Voices Heard for Gender Equality” (VOICES) was born. VOICES is a COST Action that aims to increase the visibility of inequalities faced by Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) from a gender perspective. [...]

The ATHENA Research Centre hosts the Voices 2023 “Breaking the Bias” Summer School

The ATHENA Research Centre hosts the Voices 2023 “Breaking the Bias” Summer School, 5-7 July, in Athens The “Breaking the Bias” Summer School will be hosted by the ATHENA Research Centre, a Greek public research and innovation centre which conducts research in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Science and Technology. The local organizing team, coordinated by Katerina Pastra and Vivian Stamou, will welcome you at the Ionic Conference Centre, in Athens, an amazing venue located at [...]

December 2022

Merry Christmas

Dear colleagues, As the holiday season approaches, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt appreciation for all of your hard work and dedication throughout the year. Your contributions have been invaluable, and we are grateful to have such an amazing team by our side. We hope that the holiday season brings you joy, happiness, and time to relax with loved ones. From all of us at VOICES, we wish you a very [...]

November 2022

Call for papers for the 2023 annual conference at the University of Malta

Valletta Campus of the University of Malta will host the annual meeting of the COST ACTION VOICES Making Young Researchers' Voices Heard for Gender Equality on 14-15 February 2023. The conference will focus on the topic: Voicing young researchers for the future of Europe: Trends, challenges, and policies. Several studies flag the role played by young researchers in advancing research innovation and knowledge development and bringing fresh perspectives to research (Chen et al., 2015; Cantwell, [...]

October 2022

WG2 held its September its third virtual meeting in September, 2022

WG2 led by prof. Christine Cross and prof. Liudvika Leišytė welcomed the new members who joined WG2 meeting. Several new members have joined the WG2 and it has now reached more than 100 members. The general objectives of the WG2 were underlined, with the focus on collecting empirical data in various member countries and preparing a research publication in 2023. The core of the meeting discussed the extent to which early career researchers voices are [...]

WG3 begins preparations for the 2023 summer school in Athens

WG3 met virtually on October 5th with the task of planning for the second grant period ahead. It will certainly be a challenging year as we are taking on the organization of the 2023 VOICES Summer School in the beautiful city of Athens, in close collaboration with the Athena Research Centre. This will be the highlight of our mission for the year ahead and represents an invaluable opportunity to share and discuss the integration of [...]

September 2022

COST Academy organizes a webinar on Integrating the gender dimension in research & innovation

The COST Academy organizes a webinar on Integrating the gender dimension in research & innovation. The webinar will be held on 13 October 2022, between 11:00-12:00 CET, and it is open to all COST Action participants.   The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness on how to effectively integrate gender and sex analysis when carrying out research. The webinar will be presented by Prof. Ineke Klinge, Rapporteur for the Horizon 2020 Gendered Innovations 2 project, and Chair of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group [...]

August 2022

Call for submissions for a joint international research project on gender equity

JOINT INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF GENDER EQUITY The Gender Equity Unit and the Gender Law Forum at the University of Haifa and Université Lille invite submissions for a joint international research project on gender equity.The project aims to provide complementary perspectives on gender equity. It will consist of two international meetings and result in international publications. This two-part international research project will comprise 2 international meetings with complementary gender equity foci: the [...]

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