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In-depth group conversations with social safety taskforce

Purpose of the in-depth conversations

In order to gather information for plans and recommendations, in 2019 the Social Safety Taskforce held preliminary conversations with, among others, deans, unit directors, directors of operational management, the chief diversity officer, the ombudsperson, the Central Student Council, Amsterdam United and the PhD Council. As a follow-up to this, group conversations will be held with staff and students. These conversations provide the opportunity to exchange views on social safety at the University, and participants can share their views on what they believe should or could be done differently at the UvA. 

Do you not feel comfortable or safe to participate in a group conversation, or are you not able to participate in the online group conversations scheduled for September? The Taskforce finds it important that everybody who wants to contribute and share their perspective on social safety, has the opportunity to do so. In this questionnaire staff and students can share their views in writing.

Planning and organisation in-depth conversations

The Social Safety Taskforce had planned to hold these conversations back in the spring but they could not go ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions. Consequently, a pilot for  online group conversations (specifically for PhD students) took place in July. Further conversations with other groups of staff and students are planned in September 2020.

The online sessions will be led by Liza Mügge (Chair of Social Safety Taskforce and Associate Professor of Political Science) and one of the other members of the Social Safety Taskforce. They will be supported by project officer Iris Kingma. Participation in the conversations is entirely voluntary. We ask for permission to collect and process information and data – see information on informed consent via the link below.

Important note: If you would prefer to discuss a specific problem in person, please visit uva.nl/socialsafety to find a confidential adviser or other individual or body that can help you with issues relating to undesirable behaviour or unsafe situations at the UvA.

Online group sessions in English

Online group sessions in Dutch

Do you not feel comfortable or safe to participate in a group conversation, or are you not able to participate in the online group conversations scheduled for September? The Taskforce finds it important that everybody who wants to contribute and share their perspective on social safety, has the opportunity to do so. In this questionnaire staff and students can share their views in writing.