All employees of the OeAW should be able to develop their individual potential and their ability to perform in a climate characterized by openness and integration, regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. They should be supported in their various stages of life and career paths, in particular regarding the best possible work-life balance at the OeAW.
The Equal Opportunities and Women's Promotion Plan serves to implement the requirements for actual equality and equal treatment in the sense of equal opportunities for everyone, the compatibility of career and family, awareness of diversity, and further sensitization for equality-related issues in science and society.
Working Group on Non-Discrimination (AKG)
At the OeAW, the Working Group on Non-Discrimination (AKG) deals with all questions and issues relating to equal treatment regardless of gender, ethnic, social or geographical affiliation or origin, religion or ideology, age, or sexual orientation.
The tasks of the AKG include, among other things, preparing proposals and recommendations, advising the Presiding Committee on all matters relating to the promotion of women and nondiscrimination, and participating in personnel matters (see the Bylaws of the AKG).
The activities of the AKG also include implementing a mentoring program (internal) for the career development of the Academy’s younger generation of researchers and organizing the public OeAW series "Lectures on Gender & Diversity".