Code of conduct - EUVP Alumni platform


The present code isn't an exhaustive list of things that an EUVP Alumni can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended — a guide to make it easier to be excellent to each other.


Be responsible. All the communication between the community members is done under their own responsibility. The EUVP will not be involved in communications between community members and will not intervene in any way about the content of a conversation. We ask therefore the members to adopt a respectful attitude in their correspondence.


Be considerate. Your contribution will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the contributions of others. Any action you take will affect users, and you should take those consequences into account when contributing to the community content.


Be patient. It is possible that your question or contribution or suggestion might not receive an immediate response. Be patient and consider the norms of the community.


Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.


Be nice. Everyone in the EUVP Alumni platform should feel welcome. Please be courteous, respectful and polite to fellow community members. No offensive comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; no sexual images in public spaces, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention will be tolerated.


Communicate effectively. We don't all speak the same language at the same skill level. Clear communication can help to avoid misunderstandings, as can remembering that our interpretations of words can be different depending on our backgrounds. Having context is important. It's better to ask for clarification than to make assumptions.


Ask for help when unsure. Nobody is expected to be perfect in this community. Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful.