The 25 by '25 journey

The 25 by '25 strategy is a long-term commitment to boosting diversity within the MPE population, in two dimensions in which CERN reports on; gender and nationality. 

We appreciate all the efforts and advancements which have already taken place within these two areas, and the 25 by '25 strategy aims to gather all the efforts and accelerate them through a leadership-led and collaborative CERN-wide approach.


The journey:

Step 1: Endorsement from the Extended Directorate and Director-General
(Achieved March 2021)


Step 2 (current phase Q2): Department Heads to assign 25 by '25 Focal Points (our key change makers!) and organise initial kick-off meetings to get an overview, then set the scope, targets, and measures per department.

The measures of 25 by '25 will be reported on an annual basis to the ED, but with more frequent departmental reporting. 

The first kick-off meetings are already completed, and the rest are schedule or in process


Step 3 (Q2-Q3): Department-tailored "Fitness plans" ready.



IR and HR to develop the 25 by '25 Communications strategy.

Regular reporting, adjusting, and engaging the Experiments.


Stay tuned!

(A FAQ is being developed.)