The Equal Opportunities Working Group provides detailed information, advice, mediation and assistance to all members of the university who are affected by discrimination, sexual, gender-based or other form of harassment, bullying and stalking.
You can contact us anonymously, or by e-mail, phone or in person. In the event that you prefer to submit your enquiry directly, you can either contact the Office of the Working Group or any individual member.
Every enquiry is treated as strictly confidential. The members of the Equal Opportunities Working Group are bound by a duty of secrecy!
The processing of personal data is performed in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Austrian data protection law.
Your request will be treated confidentially. All members of the AKG are bound by a duty of secrecy.
- Members of the university (this includes students) approach the Equal Opportunities Working Group if they are affected by and/or witness discrimination, sexual, gender-based or other form of harassment, bullying or stalking.
- In the course of the first meeting we establish the facts and circumstances as well as the competence of the Equal Opportunities Working Group with regard to the specific case. We provide information about the legal situation and, if necessary, contact other advisory institutions. If your enquiry falls within the competence of the Equal Opportunities Working Group, further steps based on the legal assessment of the Working Group and tailored to your individual needs will be discussed and prepared.
- The case is documented in compliance with the obligation of secrecy and the regulations concerning the protection of data privacy. We assist affected people and/or witnesses in elaborating carefully prepared and sound action and empowerment strategies. Furthermore, we offer the possibility to evaluate the situation six months after the first meeting.
- If the affected person needs further assistance, a strategy consultation with the participation of a second member of the Working Group and/or representatives of other consultation bodies such as the works council, Health Management or psychological student counselling, will take place.
- If the person affected requests an intervention by the Working Group, the following measures are possible: contact the other conflict party/-ies; contact superiors or colleagues; hold a mediation meeting between the parties involved in the dispute. Further possible steps include the application for an expert opinion from the Equal Treatment Commission, complaint before the Arbitration Committee and/or a disciplinary complaint.