WEucEU Event Safety Guidelines
The heart of WEucEU is people. This guideline is meant to support a happy, productive and
safe event experience that can welcome new ideas and inspiration for all attendees. Regardless of gender,
sexual orientation, age, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). We gain
strength from diversity, and actively seek participation from those who enhance it. These guidelines exist
to ensure that diverse groups collaborate to mutual advantage and enjoyment. We will challenge prejudice
that could jeopardise the participation of any person in the project, and we outline in this document
expected, as well as prohibited behavior.
The following behaviors are expected and requested of all summit participants, including attendees,
speakers, and staff.
Lead by example: Each individual attending this event does so on behalf of their
This means being considerate of how your discussions, actions and decisions will represent your
Be respectful: Disagreement is no excuse for poor manners. We will exercise
and respect in our speech and actions, and consider collaboration before conflict. Ensure all voices are
heard, not just the loudest.
Watch your language: Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and
speech. This includes gestures and online discussions / back-channels (like Telegram).
Take responsibility for your words & actions: We can all make mistakes; when we
take responsibility for them. If someone has been harmed or offended, we listen carefully and
and work to right the wrong.
Look out for each other: Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow
Alert an event organizer / Participation Team member if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in
distress, or violations of this Guideline. If something makes you feel concerned, or worried - even if
you’re not sure it’s a violation, it’s better to reach out, than to ignore.
Expect and accommodate cultural and personal differences: Be mindful that for many,
is a 2nd, 3rd or even 4th language, and to show patience and respect while listening to and conveying
Remember that we come from many cultures and backgrounds. What is friendly in one culture may not be in
another. If you’re not sure what is appropriate, just ask. Remember that due to personal, religious, or
other reasons, not everyone in the group may drink alcohol or even eat certain types of food. Please
people’s choices and preferences in this regard without question or criticism.
Ask for help: Everyone is encouraged to ask questions about this guideline.
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable:
Violence and threat of violence: This includes incitement of violence towards any
individual, including encouraging a person to commit self-harm. This includes posting or threatening to
other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
Derogatory language: Hurtful or harmful language related to gender, gender identity
expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance,
size, race, religion, age, or socio-economic status. This includes deliberately referring to someone by
gender that they clearly do not identify with. - If you’re unsure if a word is derogatory, don’t use it.
Sexual behavior: Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or
inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances. Physical contact or simulated physical
contact (e.g. textual messages like “hug” or “backrub”) without affirmative consent. This includes
or distribution of sexualized images. - Of course you can hug your best friend that you’ve known forever
the key word is consent.
Disruptive behavior: Sustained disruption of summit events, including talks and
presentations will not be tolerated. This includes ‘talking over’ speakers, or influencing crowd actions
that are contrary to the direction of the session. Influencing the over-consumption of alcohol, or
derogatory comments about those who abstain from alcohol.
Instigating: Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior is the same as
committing that behavior yourself, and thus the same consequences apply.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any summit community participants, including those with decision-making
will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If an event participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem
appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the event, as well as
associated and future events without warning.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify the
conduct team as soon as possible by calling Fabian
Blechschmidt at: +49 176 666 55 256.
Additionally, event organizers are available to help attendees engage with local law enforcement or to
otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events,
organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
All attendees and organizers are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct in all venues — online and
in-person — as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
This guideline and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the
of the WEucEU activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and
well-being of attendees.
License and attribution
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
It has been adapter with few modifications from the JSUnconf
Which has been adapted with few modifications from the Mozilla
leadership summit community guidelines (Thank you for very friendly and open, but also to the