working group for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry (AKCC)

The working group for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry (AKCC) was dissolved on December 31, 2017. This page is used for documentation and for further linking to the resulting GDCh Commission for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry.

The "working group Equal Opportunities in Chemistry - Section in the GDCh" (AKCC) was a substructure of the German Chemical Society and was initially founded as a working group in Frankfurt on March 24th, 2000 to primarily focus on the position of women in chemistry at all levels to strengthen. On January 1st, 2003, the working group was converted into a section, a GDCh structure with statutory status.

Goals and areas of work were


  • AKCC as an interdisciplinary, career-oriented offer
  • Equal opportunities as an internal task
  • women at work
  • Work-life balance
  • girls promotion
  • Contacts with other organizations

The vote to disband the AKCC was held in 2017 with a deadline of June 16.

Voting result for the dissolution of the AKCC 2017

The vote on the dissolution of the AKCC was carried out on June 16, 2017.

The evaluation of the votes cast gave the following result: Eligible voters: 230 members
Properly cast votes: 71 members
Participation in voting: 30.87%
Invalid votes: 0 The dissolution of the AKCC can take place if it is decided according to §10 of the AKCC bylaws after a general meeting called for this purpose with at least a two-thirds majority of votes of all members of the AKCC. Since not all AKCC members showed up on 03.03.17, the resolution was subsequently brought about by Online or written survey of the members according to the bylaws . In this case, a two-thirds majority (75%) of the valid votes cast applies. The percentage of approvals was 83.1%. The resolution of the Working Group equity in Chemistry (AKCC) is therefore of the members with the required majority - advocates - Service. The GDCh Board had already approved this dissolution in its meeting on December 5th, 2016 in Weinheim via a preliminary resolution. The working group Group on Equal Opportunities in Chemistry (AKCC) will therefore be dissolved on December 31, 2017.

Equal Opportunities in the GDCh - Transformation from working group to Commission

The constituent meeting of the GDCh commission "Equal Opportunities in Chemistry" set up by the GDCh Board took place on 13.09.17.

The GDCh Commission "Equal Opportunities in Chemistry" supports the GDCh in its goal of promoting equal opportunities. On behalf of and in coordination with the GDCh Board, it controls and monitors the progress of the principles, regulations and activities relating to equal opportunities. To this end, the commission examines the GDCh's fields of action for fair action, defines criteria, develops measures if necessary and implements them. More information can be found here.

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