The European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science – Knowmad Institut (hereinafter – “we”, “us”) is dedicated to providing an enjoyable, respectful and harassment-free events experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Specialized Event.
The European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science – Knowmad Institut does not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form and expects all participants to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner. Any participant violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or project, without a refund, at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination [related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion
Sexual images in public spaces
Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
Harassing photography or recording
Sustained disruption of talks or other events
Inappropriate physical contact
Unwelcome sexual attention
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. 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.
Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of Conference staff immediately.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all venues and related social events.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. The staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges. Additionally, there are easily identifiable security staff, throughout the venue, who are professionally trained according to best practices for events of this size and nature. We want you to be happy and feel safe at our events.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
You can make an anonymous report here. We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
You can make a personal report by:
Calling or messaging this phone number: (pending number). This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the project.
Contacting a staff member, identified by badges, or shirts.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are. Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.