Action plan for equal opportunities

Four-year Action Plan for Equal Opportunities

The Equal Opportunities Action Plan is the tool adopted by the Università della Svizzera italiana to monitor the results obtained and to plan the measures to be implemented to safeguard the principles of equity and non-discrimination and to promote diversity at all levels of institutional life.

The institutionalisation of the Action Plan is one of the parameters required by swissuniversities for participation in the federal programme "P-7 Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in the Development of Universities (2021-2024)", in which USI participates together with the other 9 universities, 2 Federal Institutes of Technology and 23 universities in Switzerland.

Through the Equal Opportunities Action Plan, USI sets, on a four-year basis, the objectives and initiatives aimed at concretely implementing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, research and university governance. The Equal Opportunities Service (EOS) is the unit responsible for the implementation of the Plan.

For the next four-year period, the actions of the EOS will be divided into four thematic areas, which can be summarised in the "4 Cs" of Conciliazione (Work/Life Balance), Carriere (Careers), Cifre (Figures), and Cultura (Culture). Each of these areas envisages the implementation of specific initiatives, aimed at one or more target audiences, internal and/or external to the university community. In addition, cross-cutting activities are foreseen, which will affect all four areas of intervention.

Read the full 2021-2024 Action Plan for Equal Opportunities (Italian only).

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