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EU Agencies - Joint declaration on harassment

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Together, we the Heads of EU agencies and Joint undertakings commit to zero tolerance towards sexual harassment and we cannot and will not accept harassment of any form in our agencies. We take it upon ourselves to communicate to our staff that harassment in the workplace is never acceptable. We have committed ourselves in accordance with existing laws and particularly the staff regulation, to promote diversity at work and provide our staff with a trusted place in which to work.

Equality is one of the fundamental values on which the European Union is built. Gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, is one of the most extreme manifestations of inequality and discrimination.

Sexual violence and harassment contradict the principle of gender equality and equal treatment. They constitute gender-based discrimination in employment. Cases of sexual harassment and bullying, while significantly underreported, are a matter of health, safety and well-being in the workplace and need to be responded to effectively and in accordance with existing laws.


Heads of EU agencies/Joint Undertakings:


Philippe Mengal                              Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

Tiit Jürimäe                                     Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CLEANSKY)

Martin Ekvad                                   Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Bert De Colvenaer                           ECSEL JU

Pascal Legai                                    EU Satellite Centre (SATCEN)

Christa Sedlatschek                         European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Krum Garkov                                   European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA)

Jose Carreira                                   European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Patrick Ky                                        European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Adam Farkas                                   European Banking Authority (EBA)

Fabrice Leggeri                               European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)

Andrea Ammon                               European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Joachim James Calleja                     European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)

Hans Bruyninckx                             European Environment Agency (EEA)

Pascal Savouret                               European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA)

Bernhard Url                                   European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Juan Menéndez-Valdés                   European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

Carlo des Dorides                           European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Virginija Langbakk                          European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

Martin Kern                                     European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Fausto Parente                                European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority  (EIOPA)

Markku Mylly                                  European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Guido Rasi                                      European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Alexis Goosdeel                              European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

Verena Ross                                    European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Cesare Onestini                               European Training Foundation (ETF)

Rob Wainwright                               European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)

Detlef Schröder                               European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)

Udo Helmbrecht                              European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Josef Doppelbauer                          European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)

Antonio Campinos                          European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Nick Panagiotopoulos                     European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust)

Bart Biebuyck                                  Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH)

Michael O'Flaherty                         Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

Johannes Schwemmer                    Fusion for Energy (F4E)

Pierre Meulien                                Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Laszlo Igneczi                                Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC Office)

Florian Guillermet                           SESAR Joint Undertaking

Carlo Borghini                                 Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R)

Elke König                                       Single Resolution Board (SRB)

Máire Killoran                                  Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (Cdt)


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