The UvA is comitted to providing a positive study and work environment in which we treat each other with respect, nobody feels unsafe and everyone can develop their talents. Students and staff must have the opportunity to address concerns, dilemmas and complaints within the UvA. They must feel they are safe to do so and that their report or complaint will be taken seriously. We want everyone to be assured they have a safe basis for their work or studies and, if necessary, to conduct difficult or critical conversations.
A Social Safety Taskforce was set up for the period spanning July 2019 to the end of 2020 and was tasked with advising and working on increasing the social safety of staff and students. It completed its task resulting in a report with recommendations.
The external committee that examined, on behalf of the Executive Board, the UvA’s system of reports and complaints relating to social safety, has issued its report. The independent committee has provided recommendations for ways in which the current system of social safety can be improved.
The UvA has a code of conduct for all UvA staff and students. We have also drawn up a statement on social safety together with the other Dutch universities. ead the code of conduct, house rules and the VSNU statement below.