Strategy for Equal Opportunities - University of Cologne (DE)

The University of Cologne’s Strategy for Equal Opportunities was co-created as part of a two-year dialogue with student and employee representatives. It includes specific action plans against all grounds of discrimination, which are currently being implemented. The thematically varied strategy follows different principles: (1) empowerment: participatory development of the strategy; (2) evidence-based: current research is taken into account when developing measures; (3) intersectionality; and (4) sustainability (continuous monitoring). The Strategy has been in place since 2018 and is unusual because of its participatory and reflective approach that views equal opportunity as a responsibility of all employees and students.