The University of Erfurt had previously successfully gone through the dialogue procedure for the audit, which is open to employers who have been pursuing a strategically designed family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy for at least nine years with the audit. The university was awarded the audit certificate for the first time in 2005, and it has been valid for three years. The re-audits were now followed by the dialogue procedure, which is rewarded with the certificate with a permanent character, in the meantime the second dialogue procedure, through which the permanent character of the certificate has now been confirmed.
"For many years, our university has been committed to a family-friendly personnel policy and family-friendly study conditions and has now successfully undergone several re-audits. Much has been achieved to date", says Professor Katharina Waldner, the University of Erfurt's Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer. "For example, there is the 'Study and Raise' card, which is intended to point out the double burden, as well as the option for children up to the age of six to receive free lunch, to name just two examples. It remains the university's endeavour to fill the 'Audit Family-Friendly University' seal with life and to keep the needs of university members with family responsibilities in mind. In order to achieve the goal of family-friendliness as a component of a lived campus culture, the university management is therefore making great efforts."