Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Policy

The MEDAL consortium is committed to promoting a world celebrating diversity and free of discrimination. With this in mind, participation at MEDAL-sponsored events is open to everyone equally, regardless of ethnicity or origin, social background, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability and age. 

To this goal, the consortium:

  1. Will ensure that the selection process for MEDAL activities is based on explicit, transparent, formal guidelines stipulating MEDAL’s target groups and criteria for selection, and does not discriminate by the dimensions mentioned above.

  2. Expects consortium members, employees and participants at MEDAL events and activities to treat one another with respect and tolerance, without any form of individual prejudice or systematic discrimination, and will not tolerate harassment and hostile behavior. Harassment includes degrading verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

  3. Will maintain an accessible website, and will ensure that the venues for all in-person events are accessible and welcoming to all.

  4. Will make it easy for people to request individualised accommodations during registration.

We encourage you to get in touch with us at medal@ut.ee if you have questions, want to discuss possible accommodations with us, including communicative needs, or need to report harassment or hostile behaviour. For further information about each of the MEDAL consortium institutions’ policies concerning diversity, equality and inclusion, see:

UT: https://ut.ee/en/content/equal-treatment

UB: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/collaboration/equality/index.aspx

MPI: https://www.mpi.nl/page/equal-opportunities

RU: https://www.ru.nl/english/about-us/our-university/diversity-equity-inclusion/ambition-dei-office/