International Women's Day – Joint declaration on harassment

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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