University of Belgrade’s final national conference within the TARGET project was held on December 14 2021. It was an online gathering of more than 50 participants, including members of the academic community, representatives of UB’s management, government officials and representatives of international agencies and organizations, with the focus on the topic of “Rulebook on Prevention and Protection from Sexual harassment-From Policy to Implementation”.
The participants were welcomed by the current rector Vladan Djokic who stated that “the management of the University of Belgrade declares its full support to the continuation of activities that continuously contribute to gender equality” and that “the university commits to undertake all measures necessary to create structural changes with the aim of reaching and sustaining higher level of gender equality at all levels and all areas of education and research, by building institutional capacity for identifying relevant data, raising awareness and promoting gender equality within the academic structures.”
Besides the rector, participants were greeted by The Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and The President of The Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlovic and The Commissionaire for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic who both expressed their full support to university’s adopting of the anti-sexual harassment policies.
TARGET members Maria Caprile and Milica Mirazic presented the TARGET project’s approach, goals, methodology and main results. TARGET members Ivanka Popovic and Vladimir Mikic presented UB’s work on the Rulebook and the following trainings to support its future implementation. TARGET member Dasa Duhacek presented the experience of Faculty of Political Science with its anti-sexual harassment policy and its implementation. Finally, Professor Simljka Tomanovic also presented Faculty of Philosophy’s case with the same policy. The presentations were followed by a fruitful discussion and announcements of further steps to be taken in order for the policy to be successfully implemented.