Equality Committee

The CUG  Comitato Unico di Garanzia (Equality Committee)  is a body at the service of all the Politecnico di Torino’s members: lecturers, technical-administrative staff, research fellows, students.
Its function consists in guaranteeing and promoting equal opportunities and enhancing the well-being of each person in work and study, through measures aimed at preventing and opposing all forms of discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, personal and political convictions, disability conditions, and age; all this in the exercise of propositional, consultative and verification tasks.

Anti-Violence Help Desk at Politecnico di Torino

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From Wednesday 5th June 2024 an Anti-Violence Help Desk will open at the Politecnico di Torino, managed by the victim support officers of “Centri Antiviolenza E.M.M.A. Onlus”, as part of an experimental collaboration started with the Equality Committee (CUG). On Wednesdays, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, a listening and support space is available for women who suffer or have suffered violence.

To request information or make an appointment you can contact the E.M.M.A. Onlus desk in the entrance hall of the corridor leading to the Biblioteca Centrale di Ingegneria, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 (every first three Wednesday of the month) or the desk at the Castello del Valentino premises (every last Wednesday of the month only), send an email to sportellopolito@emmacentriantiviolenza.com or call the numbers 01151874383664607803 (for emergencies only).

The service is free and guarantees full respect for privacy. Each action is undertaken only with the consent of the person directly involved, without ever adopting forms of family mediation.

It is also possible to contact the various listening centers of E.M.M.A. Onlus directly. For more information, please visit the website www.emmacentriantiviolenza.com.

CUG in podcast

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"CUG in Podcast" is a project of the Equality Committee which aims to spread the culture of equal opportunities and the fight against discrimination through an in-depth analysis of the various themes and addressing the polytechnic and territorial community.


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Over time, the CUG has participated in the creation of all the University services dedicated to equality, welfare and inclusion, for which today it plays a monitoring role. Discover the services:

The CUG has its own operating regulations and a six-year term of office.  It is a body with an equal composition: in compliance with gender equality, there is a member for each of the most representative trade unions at the University level and an equal number of representatives of the Politecnico identified by the Board of Directors. Also envisaged is the presence of a representative of the student population and of PhD students.

The Chair of the CUG is appointed by the Board of Directors on the Rector’s proposal. In its current term of office, the President is Alessandra Colombelli, the Vice President is Fernanda Torre e the secretary is Angela Lacirignola.

The composition of the Body can be found here.

The CUG liaises with the Confidential Counsellor (Consigliera di Fiducia), who is an external advisory and assistance figure for cases of sexual or moral harassment or discriminatory behaviour. It is established pursuant to the Code of Conduct for the Protection of the Dignity of Workers and Students, in force at the University.


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    To contact the CUG, write to: cug@polito.it