Zero tolerance for unwanted sexual attention and harassment

On 12 January 2018, the Oslo National Academy of the Arts replied to a letter from the Ministry of Education about a specific whistle-blowing case. The leadership at the institution affirms its policy of zero tolerance for bullying and harassment and is currently launching an action plan for a safe educational and working environment at the Academy.

The Academy’s rector and director apologise categorically to those who have experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment.

The letter of 12 January 2018 from the Academy to the Ministry of Education includes measures that will be implemented in the immediate future.

A safe educational and working environment

The Academy’s leadership has decided to create an action plan for a safe educational and working environment in order to ensure that the Academy’s systems and procedures are well-suited for uncovering and countering bullying and harassment.

The action plan includes several immediate measures, such as establishing a whistle-blowing panel, focusing on dual relations, and evaluating the Academy’s systems, organisation, culture and competence .

A separate appendix to the Academy’s letter to the Ministry of Education provides a schematic overview of the action plan.

See also the intranet page on the specific case concerning harassment at the Academy.