Information, coordination & advice
Office of the Equal Opportunities Working Group
If you have any requests, complaints, charges or suggestions that fall within the remit of the Equal Opportunities Working Group, please contact the Office of the Working Group.
The role of the Office is to support the Working Group with regard to:
- legal as well as all material and administrative tasks
- legal counselling for members of the university who are subjected to discrimination, harassment, bullying or stalking
- the participation in gender-sensitive human resource and structural development
Contact: David Sabitzer, BSc
Head of the Office of the Equal Opportunities Working Group
Room: B01.1.301 and B01.1.311, Lakeside Park
Phone: +43 463 2700 8639
Profile and responsibilities
The Senate of each university shall establish a working group on equal opportunities responsible for combating gender discrimination as well as discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion or conviction, age, or sexual orientation by university governing bodies and for advising and supporting the university’s members and governing bodies in connection with these issues (Section 42 (1) Universities Act 2002).
Furthermore, the Equal Opportunities Working Group deals with issues relating to equal opportunities and the advancement of women (Section 42 (1) Universities Act 2002 in conjunction with Section 41 (2) Equal Treatment Act (B-GlBG)).
In order to fulfil its responsibilities, the Equal Opportunities Working Group has extensive rights of information, control and participation.
The Equal Opportunities Working Group is not a decision-making body; it advises and exercises accompanying control.
The Working Group cannot
- annul decisions, warnings or other measures
- make decisions/jugdements with regard to the existence of discrimination, (sexual, gender-based or other forms of) harrassment, bullying or stalking
- represent in court
- issue instructions to university members
All requests for information or support are treated confidentially. The members of the Working Group are bound by a duty of secrecy.
The processing of personal data is carried out in strict compliance with the principles and requirements laid down in the GDPR and the Austrian DSG – data protection information.
Your enquiry will be treated confidentially. All members of the AKG are bound by a duty of secrecy.