Diversity & safety

CERGE-EI strives to provide a safe learning and working environment that respects the rights and dignity of all members of its academic and research community. We expect all individuals in our community, our visitors and contracting partners to treat each other with mutual respect, consideration, and dignity. CERGE-EI does not tolerate any form of discrimination and harassment, whether based on a person's race, gender, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics. 

Equal opportunities

Equal Opportunities Plan, Charles University
Gender Equality Plan, Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment can be generally defined as inappropriate or unwelcome behaviour characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances in a workplace or other professional or social situation. For detailed definition of the issue and practical guidance, please visit the dedicated Charles University Sexual and gender-based violence page.

If you are not sure whether you have fallen victim to sexual harassment, you can contact Charles University counselling services. As a part of CU Point and the Carolina Centre, you can contact independent experts who will provide the maximum level of assistance for resolving this problem using the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CERGE-EI Ombudsman

The role of the ombudsman is to help settle potential disputes in instances of perceived discriminatory and inappropriate behaviour, unequal treatment, sexual harassment, bossing, breaches of statutory regulations and other situations which the complainant considers to be affecting their dignity and/or conditions for study or work.

The rules governing the position are available on CERGE-EI internal web at https://cerge-ei.cz/rules-and-duties/organizational-directives-and-directors-decrees.

You can contact the CERGE-EI ombudsman, Head of Library Tomáš Pavela, in person, by telephone or email. All communication will be treated in a serious and confidential manner.

PhDr. Tomáš Pavela
Office: Library
Tel.: +420-224 005 120, +420-737 129 378
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Useful links

Code of Ethics of Charles University
Code of Ethics for Researchers of the Czech Academy of Sciences