From Equal Opportunities to Diversity (1996 - today)

Diversity, or the bringing together of people from different countries and cultures to work on a common goal, has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation. The Diversity Programme is built on CERN's tradition as an equal opportunities employer:

Diversity Programme launched in 2011 

  • 2014 - Geneviève Guinot appointed Diversity Programme Leader
  • 2011-2013 - Sudeshna Datta-Cockerill appointed Diversity Programme Leader

 2010 -2011 From Equal Opportunities to Diversity

  • EOO / EOAP dissolved
  • Ombuds function created - Vincent Vuillemin appointed
  • Harassment Investigation Panel (HIP) established (Operational Circular # 9) - Timothy Smith appointed Chair

Equal Opportunities Advisory Panel (EOAP) created 1998

  • 2009 - Timothy Smith appointed Chair 
  • 2004 - Tiziano Camporesi appointed Chair
  • 1998 - John Ellis appointed Chair

Equal Opportunities Officer (EOO) function created 1996

  • 2009 - Doris Chromek-Burckhart appointed
  • 2004 - Josi Schinzel appointed
  • 1996 - Sudeshna Datta-Cockerill appointed

Equal Opportunities Policy Statement published 1996

Advisory Group created to reflect on the situation of women at CERN - 1993


Read a Bulletin article on the history of the Diversity Office here.

Read more about the Equal Opportunities references (1993-2010).