Anti-Harassment Course for Parliamentarians: only 2.5% of MEPs enrolled

Only 19 of the 751 members of the European Parliament have signed up for a pilot training program on how to recognise and prevent harassment in the workplace. The low attendance is in sharp contrast with the number of MEPs who said they would support such an initiative. Last October 580 MEPs backed a resolution calling for mandatory training to increase awareness on sexual harassment. In September 2018 528 MEPs supported another text which said "training on sexual and psychological harassment should be compulsory for all staff and members of parliament".