The educational institution's equality plan

The equality plan drafted in schools or educational institutions is a tool for supporting the work promoting equality in the school or educational institution. The equality plan supports the promotion of gender equality in the everyday activities of the school and prevents discrimination based on gender. The equality plan ensures that schools and educational institutions are engaged in systematic work to promote equality.

It is important in regards to equality work that the work is based on the needs of the school or educational institution and its students. When the school or educational institution drafts an equality plan that aligns with its needs, the commitment towards promoting equality will also be stronger.

The equality plan must include a review of the equality situation in the school or educational institution, the necessary measures to promote equality and an assessment of the implementation and results of measures included in the previous plan.

The obligation to draft an equality plan which aims to develop the educational institution's operations applies to all institutions providing statutory education or training. At the beginning of 2015 the obligation was extended to also include schools providing education under the Basic Education Act.