Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities Officer

Elina Valli

Elina Valli is the equal Opportunities Officer at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.

If you have any questions regarding the equality of women and men in the workplace or the compatibility of family and professional life, please contact Ms Valli.

Tel.: +49 (0)4152 87-2797
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-42797 e-mail

The Responsibilities of the Equal Opportunities Officer


  • The Equal Opportunities Officer is responsible for promoting the equality of women and men in the workplace. Her job is to supervise the elimination and prevention of any existing or future discrimination on account of gender.
  • She creates the conditions to ensure that staff are best able to reconcile the demands of family and working life. (For example, the introduction of childcare service.)
  • She is involved in all personnel, organisational or social measures that have a significant bearing on the equality of women and men and on the compatibility of family and working life. In this respect she also provides personal consultation and concrete support to individual colleagues.

The Equal Opportunities Officer exercises her duties completely independently of the Board of Management while also enjoying its full support.