Statement on the Gender Equality Plan of the University of Greifswald
A Gender Equality Plan (GEP) is an eligibility criterion for the participation of universities in the EU's framework research Programme Horizon Europe. At the University of Greifswald, the structures and measures for supporting gender equality have grown over the years and are determined by a number of documents. This Statement on the Gender Equality Plan of the University of Greifswald provides a clear summary of these structures and measures. The structure of the statement includes both the minimum requirements for funding within the Horizon Europe Programme as well as further recommended contents of the GEP.
The University of Greifswald's leadership understands gender equality as a crosscutting topic, which is highly relevant for all areas of university life. The Central Gender Equality Officer is a member of senior administration and advises the university leadership in all staff-related, organisational and social matters. The Rector, the Pro-Rector for Gender Equality and the Central Gender Equality Officer exchange regularly on planned and current topics related to gender equality. The Central Gender Equality Officer and the faculty representatives are also supported by the Senate's Gender Equality Committee, which convenes once a month. The Central Gender Equality Officer is also a member of all university bodies with the rights to speak and propose motions.