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Results of the EGALITE Survey

Results of the EGALITE Survey

ÉGALITÉ have recently carried out internal on-line consultations to inquire about our members’ situation at work and the potential cases of inappropriate behaviour and harassment. The questionnaire was carried out in September and October of 2017 with total of 141 replies from all EU Institutions and bodies.

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Questionnaire: Egalité and your situation at work

Questionnaire: Egalité and your situation at work

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Dear members,

In order to better focus our work during the coming twelve months, we are launching this survey to learn more about your experiences working in the EU institutions, the problems you may have encountered and any needs you may have.

The questionnaire is anonymous, unless you choose to provide your email address so that we can contact you for follow-up on your issues/suggestions.

Feel free to forward the link to this survey to LGBTI+ colleagues who may not be Egalité members.

Thank you for taking 5 minutes to fill in this short questionnaire.

Follow this link to fill in the questionnaire

Thank you for helping us to better support you!

Egalité Committee

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Invitation: Egalité General Assembly and a dinner

Invitation: Egalité General Assembly and a dinner

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We have a pleasure of inviting you to Égalité’s General Assembly that will take place on 28 September at 18h in the Restaurant Kafenio. The General Assembly will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a dinner.

Only those members that have paid their membership fee can vote and apply to join the Egalité Committee. Participation fee is 35 Euros and it covers your participation, dinner, water and wine.

Deadline for registrations and payments of the participation fee: 1st of September

The maximum number of attendees is 70.

You can register on this link.

 

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Egalité welcomes strong commitment to LGBTI issues in the new EC Communication

Egalité welcomes strong commitment to LGBTI issues in the new EC Communication

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The Égalité Committee has been working closely with the European Commission over the past years to resolve a number of issues some of our colleagues have been having with regard to medical reimbursements and work-life balance provisions, while at the same time working to help create a more inclusive working environment.

Since our meeting with member of the European Commission, Mr. Oettinger on these issues in February 2017, the cooperation has intensified and the Égalité Committee was consulted during the preparation of the Communication to the Commission: A better work place for all: from equal opportunities towards diversity and inclusion.

The Commission adopted the communication  on 19 July 2017. The Égalité Committee is pleased with the content, especially as the communication calls for creating “a culture where everybody is valued and respected”, and putting in place “targeted measures” that enable LGBTI staff “to feel comfortable and confident to be open about their LGBTI identity and hence fully participate in the social dimension of the workplace”, It also calls for an active exchange of information and good practices with international companies and public administrations, which reflects member of the Commission, Mr. Oettinger’s view that the Commission should lead by example towards both the other EU institutions and the administrations of the Member States.

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