Prof. Melanie Jaeger-Erben appointed to the Commission for the Fourth Equality Report of the German Federal Government

Minister Paus has appointed the experts for the German government's Fourth Report on Gender Equality. The commission of experts began its work on March 13, 2023. Its main topic is equality in the ecological transformation. At the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Prof. Melanie Jaeger-Erben holds the Chair of Technology and Environmental Sociology.

The Commission of Experts shall prepare a report by 2025 as part of the Fourth Report on Gender Equality. It works on an honorary and independent basis. It consists of eleven scientists from different disciplines (economics, law, social sciences, geography, engineering) who deal with aspects of the ecological transformation. The Federal Equality Foundation accompanies this work.

The members of the Fourth Equality Report Commission:

  • Prof. Dr. Silke Bothfeld, Bremen University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Peter Bleses, Institute for Work and Economy of the University and Chamber of Employees Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Sigrid Boysen, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
  • Prof. Dr. Gülay Çağlar, Free University of Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Prof. Dr. Jakob Kapeller, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Ulrike Röhr, Gender, Environment, Sustainability Office
  • Dr. Immanuel Stieß, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt/Main
  • Dr. Johanna Wenckebach, Hugo Sinzheimer Institute, Frankfurt/Main
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Wippermann, Catholic Foundation University Munich, Benediktbeuern Campus
  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Wotha, Kiel University of Applied Sciences

Since 2011, the German government has presented an equality report once in every legislative period. Its aim is to provide concrete recommendations for action to policymakers.

The reports document the state of equality in Germany and make recommendations on how equality can be achieved. These recommendations are incorporated into political processes.

Further information can be found here:


Prof. Dr. phil. Melanie Jaeger-Erben
Technik- und Umweltsoziologie
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Prof. Melanie Jaeger-Erben (left) with Federal Minister for Women's Affairs Lisa Paus with the certificate of appointment (Photo: BMFSFJ)
The experts in the first working meeting (Photo: BMFSFJ)
Prof. Melanie Jaeger-Erben talking to the Minister (Photo: BMFSFJ)