Right from the beginning of our mandate, we realised it was important to write an ethical code.
This is a list of ethical principles to which we wish to adhere in our work, especially if we are made aware of episodes of discrimination taking place at the University.
Ethical principles of the Equal Opportunities Committee
The members of the Equal Opportunities Committee (EOC) of the Free University of Bozen- Bolzano, given that in their institutional role they may become aware, either directly or through information supplied by other people, of facts or actions concerning direct or indirect discrimination, professional segregation (workplace bullying) and sexual harassment within the University community,
to undertake any action with the highest level of reserve and protection for the subjects involved and in particular:
In the event that information is passed on to third parties, the Chair will invoke his/her disciplinary authority by inviting the member to rectify his/her position or resign from the committee, depending on the seriousness of the matter.
- they pledge to act in a spirit of full cooperation with the utmost openness and reciprocal assistance, whether they are dealing with each other or others who request intervention from the EOC
- they pledge to fully consider all the ethical implications and emotional consequences of the information entrusted to them
- they declare that they are fully aware that they will often find themselves in a position of authority or influence compared to the other members of the University community who may approach them about a specific issue
- they pledge to protect members of the University community who provide them with confidential information using specific measures to ensure protection
- they declare that they will not under any circumstances reveal information of a confidential nature to third parties (including the press) without the express consent of the person(s) involved and the authorisation of the EOC Chair in order to prevent any unintentional disclosure of that information and any undesirable consequences to the person(s) involved that may arise
- they pledge that they will follow up cases that have been brought to their attention in a confidential or even anonymous manner, even if this could lead to difficulties in ascertaining the facts of the matter
The EOC members 2007 - 2010:
Stefania Baroncelli, Robert Beyer, Michela Carlini, Cornelia Dell’Eva, Armin Karlegger, Katja Luterotti, Daniela Pichler, Annemarie Profanter, Barbara Russo, Monika Stufferin (Chair)
The EOC members 2011 - 2012:
Annemarie Augschöll, Stefania Baroncelli, Barbara Caprara, Federica Cumer, Cornelia Dell’Eva, Rita Franceschini (Chair), Raffaella Fusina, Andrea Obruca, Daniela Pichler, Daniel Russo
The EOC members 2012 - 2014:
Annemarie Augschöll, Stefania Baroncelli, Barbara Caprara, Federica Cumer, Cornelia Dell’Eva, Rita Franceschini (Chair), Raffaella Fusina, Daniela Pichler, Felix von Nesselrode
Role, responsibilities, composition of the Equal Opportunities Committee
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