GEP – Pavol Jozef Safarik University (UPJS), Kosice (SK)

Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice was the first Slovak university to voluntarily prepare a gender equality strategy. In 2017, a working group consisting of five people from several faculties was formed, on the initiative of top management. The group undertook a gender audit, analyses of numerous international documents, studies and report and qualitative surveys before drafting the Gender Equality Strategy. The Rector subsequently restructured the group as an advisory body, the “Advisory Board for Gender Equality”. It built on the Gender Equality Strategy and prepared the Gender Equality Plan for 2020-2022. The plan is connected to the Human Resources Excellence in Research Award, granted to the University by the European Commission in the framework of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) in 2021.