The Gender Equality Plan for University of Agriculture in Krakow was introduced by the Rector Sylwester Tabor, BEng, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof. UAK, and made public in the form of an order No. 9/2022 of February 9, 2022.
Gender Equality Plan (GEP) - the framework action plan for 2022-2024 was created for the entire community of the University of Agriculture in Krakow. It formulates key principles, goals and activities to promote equal opportunities for everyone working, studying or preparing doctoral dissertations at the University. Its main task is to create conditions enabling work and study in a safe environment that ensures respect for diversity, freedom from discrimination, freedom of development, as well as equal treatment and equal opportunities for all members of the academic community.
Within the framework of the GEP, 6 goals were identified, for the implementation of which 27 various activities were planned, which fit into the five most important areas defined by the European Commission as key to achieving gender equality in research and innovation. The objectives of the GEP were formulated on the basis of conclusions drawn during the implementation of diagnostic activities in the areas identified as requiring correction and/or introduction of specific legal and institutional solutions. They are designed to support people working and studying at the University, so that everyone - regardless of gender - has equal and unlimited access to resources enabling professional development and education, and that they can fully use their potential, knowledge, skills and qualifications, for the benefit of himself and the University of Agriculture in Krakow.
During the implementation phase, training and activities aimed at raising awareness of the importance of equality issues and the introduction of solutions supporting professional development or facilitating the combination of work and personal life were planned. It was also planned to monitor the implementation of the assumed goals based on the declared indicators, and, if necessary, to develop improvement mechanisms.
The GEP was developed by members of the Rector's Committee for the Gender Equality Plan. The composition of the committee included representatives of all internal stakeholders, with a balance in terms of gender, career stage, function performed, employment/learning unit at the University, thanks to which it provided a broad perspective of views and opinions on equality issues, including those related to gender.