The Gender, Race and Sexuality Working Group (GRaSe) recently conducted a survey among the EUI community on gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment.
Some 450 anonymous responses were received via email. Women and researchers made up the bulk of the respondents, however, professors, administrative staff and service staff from external providers were all represented in the results.
GRaSe made it clear: “This survey did not aim to be a ‘scientific’ representation of what happens inside the institute, but rather a starting point to raise awareness and discuss about concrete proposals for improvement.”
The full report can be read on the group’s blog.
On behalf of the Institute President Weiler responded with a letter to EUI members where he stated: “I take this opportunity to remind us that the EUI is an inclusive community which does not tolerate any kind of discrimination or harassment notably on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, religion and similar criteria.“
If any member of the EUI community feels they have been subjected to harassment or discrimination they are encouraged to contact the Harassment Committee.