Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plans (GEDAPS)

For Faculties and Central Facilities

The "Equality" segment of the Equal Opportunities Office supports the work process on the biennial "Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plan" (GEDAP); it provides the faculties with data and, if required, also prepares individual analyses. It advises on the development and implementation of measures and can provide targeted support in the implementation of equality and diversity policies through training, collegial advice and other formats.

For managers, the Equal Opportunities Office conducts offerings to strengthen a gender- and diversity-sensitive and appreciative management culture.

Through the "Small Gender Projects", smaller gender research projects are supported, with the respective faculties providing 50% of the funding. The call for proposals is issued once a year. The Equal Opportunities Officer offers deaneries and applicants information and advice on the preparation of applications.

The "Diversity & Anti-Discrimination" department advises faculties and central institutions in particular on the development and implementation of diversity measures. It also gives individual advice to managers and faculty on diversity-related issues and offers them various support materials.

An important focus of the work of the Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer for ATM is the personal advancement and structural support of women who work in science-supporting areas, i.e. in administration technology and science management. Women make up the majority of employees in the non-scientific staff (the so-called science-supporting area) at Goethe University, with a higher proportion of women in part-time positions than their male colleagues. In addition to lower groupings, these trends also entail fewer opportunities for advancement and greater career insecurities for women. The diversity of work areas, pay grades and career paths thus brings with it a particularly great need for action in terms of equality. Here you can find Consulting and Support Services of the Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer for ATM

To help the faculties compile a Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plan (GEDAP), the Equal Opportunities Office makes available planning and reporting tools. These include:

  • Differentiated gender statistics (year-by-year comparisons, target attainment, comparative figures)
  • A reporting template for:
  • Analysing the baseline (in qualification levels, in professorial appointments, concerning the
    integration of gender and diversity in research and teaching in the respective faculty)
  • Identifying priority objectives and target groups for the next planning period
  • Documenting and (self-)assessing measures implemented in the past reporting period
  • Recording new measures planned for the coming period (goals, target groups, costs,
  • An accompanying questionnaire “Equality and Diversity” as a source of inspiration for documenting the status quo and discussing future developments in the faculty.

The process comprises:

  • A kick-off meeting between the Equal Opportunities Office and the respective faculty
  • Internal discussion and analysis within the faculty
  • A feedback meeting, with further recommendations, if necessary, on the measures planned within the faculty, prior to their adoption by the Faculty Council; criteria are appropriateness for the target group and suitability of the measures as well as the quality criteria of the “Research-oriented Standards on Gender Equality” of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • A monitoring meeting after the first two years and then annually