By decision of the Senate and in accordance with the law mandating the establishemtn of Gender Equality Committees in Universities, the first Gender Equality Committee (GEC) was created at the University of Thessaly.
Every GEC is an independent unit which belongs to its university with institutional responsibilities to do particular work according to legislative specifications. It constitutes a consulting institution of the Senate and Department and School Administrations with the aim to secure and promote equality and to combat any form of social discrimination in terms of learning, research, work and occupation. It aspires to enrich the academic community with stimuli of democratic sensitization and inclusion. The University of Thessaly GEC was established and elected its 3-member board in its first meeting on 22/6/2021.
Composition and operation of the GEC
The composition and operation of the committee is determined in accordance with article 33 of the Law 4589/2019 (FEK 13-vol.A/29-1-2019, Bills concerning Higher Education). The committee has 9 members and consists of six (6) professors, one (1) SLT or ST or STE member of staff, one (1) administrative employee and one (1) student. Its members serve for three years and are appointed following the Rector’s call for expression of interest. The candidacies are evaluated by a three-member committee appointed by the Senate, which compiles a ranking chart and submits it to the Senate. The Senate, during member selection, takes into consideration the work and the general contribution of candidates in the fields of gender equality, battling inequalities and discrimination, and dealing with social exclusion.
Members of the Committee
Elena Tzelepi, Assistant Professor
Eleni Andreou, Professor
Achilelas Anagnostopoulos, Special Teaching Staff
Efthymia Patta, administrative personnel
Pantelis Prombonas, PhD Candidate
Christina Rousi-Vergou, Assistant Professor
Evgenia Sifaki, Assistant Professor
Anna Chronaki, Professor
Email address: eif [at] uth [dot] gr