Cooperation with the staff and the students

Purposeful and planned equality-promoting work which aims to develop the educational institution's operations is always carried out in cooperation with the staff and the students. The students should take part in the planned work being carried out in the educational institution right from the start.

Work that has only been carried out by the staff, or work which has been done by the education provider, does not meet the requirements in the Equality Act on the planned equality-promoting work that is to be carried out in educational institutions.

When promoting gender equality in educational institution, the age and development of the children have to be taken into consideration. The younger the children are, the more important it is to assess what would be the most appropriate way of including them in the equality work being carried out in the educational institution.