Hi, I am Christine Bingen. I am working in a Federal Research Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Since a few week, we were asked to prepare a GEP, which looks very challenging for many reasons including, among other, a lack of time, the fact that the management explicitly see the GEP as a kind of “formality” that shouldn’t require much time for its preparation, and the fact that the management added the diversity dimension to our mandate (meaning (1) that it doesn’t comply with EC’s requirements, and (2) that some member of the GE team who is really and mainly interested by the diversity aspects, feels disappointed that we have no other choice than giving the priority to the gender aspects.
The description of our mandate gives yet enlightening aspect on the culture of the entreprise and of the challenges we are going to encounter.