Gender Equality Plan (GEP)

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore has implemented the Gender Equality Plan that underpins the University's core values, stated in Article 10 of its Statute: “Università Cattolica is a community of professors, administrative and technical staff and students inspired by respect for fundamental human rights and personal and collective freedoms, together with principles of solidarity”. These same values have been reaffirmed by the Code of Ethics. 

Accordingly, the University has implemented a long-term strategy aimed at addressing gender equality throughout the entire academic community, at instigating structural changes within the organisation and at closing gender gaps to tackle all forms of discrimination.  

As stipulated in the Gender Equality Plan, these actions are applicable to the entire academic community - students, professors, technical/administrative staff and stakeholders - and will address the work-life balance, gender disparity in top positions and in HRM, gender integration in research and teaching programmes, and discrimination prevention in the workplace.

GEP Team and GEP Unit

These are two governance structures (planning and operational) that enable the realisation, activation and monitoring of the Gender Equality Plan (GEP), i.e. a policy document for the three-year period 2022-2024 aimed at the implementation of actions and projects that favour the reduction of gender imbalances.
The document describes the five areas of intervention:

  1. work-life balance and organisational culture;
  2. gender balance in top-level positions in decision-making bodies;
  3. gender equality in recruitment and career advancement;
  4. gender mainstreaming in research and teaching programmes;
  5. prevention of gender discrimination


Mail contact:

Prof Raffaella IAFRATE
Pro-rector, Rector's Delegate for Equal Opportunities who acts as President

Prof Antonella OCCHINO
Dean of the Faculty of Economics

Prof Domenico SIMEONE
Dean of the Faculty of Education

Prof Giovanni D'ANGELO
Director of the Department of Legal Sciences - Milan

Prof Emanuela MORA
Director of the Department of Sociology - Milan

Prof Stefania BOCCIA
Professors' Representative - Rome Campus

Prof Claudia MANZI
Member of the technical Committee for the drafting of the GEP

Dr Antonio CAMPATI
University researchers' representative in the Equal Opportunities Committee

University researchers' representative in the Equal Opportunities Committee

Technical and administrative staff representative in the Equal Opportunities Committee

Dr Lorenzo CECCHI
Rome Campus Director

Dr Mario GATTI
Milan Campus Director

Piacenza-Cremona Campus Director

Dr Giovanni PANZERI
Brescia Campus Director

General Director's Delegate, Director of Human Resources

Ms Eugenia GORINI and Dr Daniela FLORIO
Student representatives as members of the Equal Opportunities Committee


Mr Matteo MONTEVERDIStudent representative as a member of the integrated Academic Senate