This COST Action will respect an appropriate gender balance in all its activities and the Management Committee will place this as a standard item on all its MC agendas. The Action will also be committed to considerably involve early-stage researchers. This item will also be placed as a standard item on all MC agendas.

The Action complies with the European policy of equal opportunity between women and men as it is emphasized in the Treaty on European Union.

As described in Section E.1, the Action is specifically committing its resources to short-term scientific missions for PhD students.

Among the experts interested in the Action, at least 8 are early-stage researchers and at least 4 are female. Women also play key roles in the organizations participating in the Action. The Action will work to further encourage the participation of early stage researchers and women by involving female PhD students in the Action projects.