research for the real world

COOPERATE is a young non-profit research organisation based in Vienna. It was founded by Anna Wanka and Andreas Streinzer with the motto “research for the real world”. Our mission is to study and explore social problems and distribute knowledge that supports the implementation of social innovations.

Our work is focusing on three major challenges of today’s societies:

Challenge 1: Demographic Change and Ageing Societies
Challenge 2: Climate Change and Environmental Challenges
Challenge 3: Employment Opportunities and Sustainable Economy

We enable learning through exchanging knowledge and building participatory communities of practice among scientific institutions, practitioners and  citizens.

COOPERATE is founded and lead by Anna Wanka and Andreas Streinzer, two committed researchers and practitioners who joined forces to realise their passion for social and cultural research and turn their vision of a better society into their mission!


Mag.a Anna Wanka


Anna Wanka - Cooperate +43 699 105 500 32

Anna Wanka is a sociologist and researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Vienna. She has several years of experience in national and EU funded social science research projects. She loves quantitative data analyses and gerontology.


Mag. Andreas Streinzer

Social Anthropologist

Andreas Streinzer - Cooperate +43 699 117 26 939

Andreas Streinzer is an anthropologist and non-profit professional. He has several years of expertise in the management of international non-profit organisations and social innovations. He loves fieldwork and economic anthropology.