Equal Opportunities

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FVB’s ambition is to steadily and sustainably raise the percentage of women in specialist and executive positions in technical and scientific areas. To achieve this, entry and promotion conditions for women must be improved, as well as the targeted professional development of female staff.

In order to foster an inclusive and welcoming working environment, FVB organizes various activities to enhance the visibility of women in science and to raise awareness of gender inequality and unconscious bias. FVB supports the reconciliation of family and work, taking into account all employees’ family commitments.

Aims and measures can be found in the Gender Equality Plan of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (2020-2025).

The individual institutes have taken a number of initiatives, including flexible working hours based on internal flexitime agreements, individual agreements on part-time work due to family circumstances, the creation of a children’s or family room, and the provision of a quota for emergency childcare. Details can be found on the respective institute’s website.

Details on this are laid down in the equality and women's promotion plans of the institutes. Further information can be found on the websites of the institutes:

Central Equal opportunities officer

Marta Alirangues
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Phone +49 30 64181-792
Email gleichstellungfv-berlin.de