GÉANT Community Code of Conduct

GÉANT is dedicated to providing a pleasant and collaborative experience for all members of the GÉANT Community.

As an attendee of a workshop, SIG or TF meeting, a user of a GÉANT online space and/or as a member of a SIG or TF mailing list, you have a responsibility to adhere to the GÉANT Community Code of Conduct.


Everybody, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion, is entitled to a harassment-free environment and experience during physical and online meetings and exchanges taking place within the mailing lists of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Task Forces (TFs).

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Political activities and commercial sales will also not be tolerated.

Spamming of mailing lists or excessive ongoing use of email to convey opinion, preferred processes, or particular products will also be considered a form of harassment.

Language and tone

Be careful in the words that you choose when speaking or writing. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate.

Sponsors, exhibitors and booths

Sponsors or exhibitors are also subject to the GÉANT Code of Conduct. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.


If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the meeting organisers and/or SIG/TF coordinators may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the meeting with no refund and/or from the mailing list.

Playing your part

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Event Staff, Event Steering Committee or SIG/TF Steering Committee immediately. They can be identified by their badge or easily found at the Registration Desk or Info Hub.

Event staff or local hosts will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all meeting venues and meeting-related social events.

We value your continued attendance and participation.

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