EPFL Directives and Travel Commission

At the end of 2021, the EPFL Travel Commission elaborated new directives on responsible business and student travels, including ambitious measures in favor of the environment and the protection of travelers.

During 2021, the EPFL Travel Commission has been working on new EPFL travel guidelines (staff and students). These guidelines aim to:

  • Promote academic exchanges, professional development and personal well-being while minimizing the environmental impact of travel.
  • Guarantee the duty to inform, monitor, prevent and intervene abroad in accordance with article 328 of the Code of Obligations.
  • Use resources responsibly by integrating environmental and financial criteria in the organization and planning of travel.
  • Respect the duty to be exemplary and transparent in the use of public funds, regardless of the origin of the funding, notably by avoiding
    • Conflict of interest between professional and private activities;
    • Any kind of personal enrichment or impoverishment (“no gain no loss”)

Directive for Responsible Business and Student Travel

These new directives specify the conditions and procedures for travel, applicable to staff working for EPFL, as well as to EPFL students and student associations.

Directive concerning professional travel and the reimbursement of expenses

The current LEX 5.6.1 has been revised to separate the travel planning aspects from the financial aspects. The current provisions can be found on the VPF website.

EPFL Travel Commission

The objectives of the commission are:

  • Define the action plan and accompanying measures of the EPFL travel policy
  • Follow-up of the implementation of the new professional and student mobility policy
  • Validation of the specifications for the calls for tender
  • Financial and procedural follow-up of the Travel Agency

Members

Agnès Le Tiec

Agnès Le Tiec

Position
Deputy to the Vice-president
Office
CE 3 305
Eric Du Pasquier

Eric Du Pasquier

Position
Director of the department of Security, Safety and Facilities Operations
Office
BS 115
David Pisacane

David Pisacane

Position
Director of the department of Procurement
Office
BI A0 537
Bertold Walther

Bertold Walther

Position
Head of Accounting and Consolidation
Office
BI A1 463
Contact

[email protected]

Durabilité EPFL
BS 101 (Bâtiment BS)
Station 4
CH-1015 Lausanne