General

  1. We​ ​ at​ ​ COY13,​ ​ in​ ​ line​ ​ with​ ​ principles​ ​ of​ ​ YOUNGO,​ ​ welcome​ ​ and​ ​ value​ ​ the contributions​ ​ that​ ​ individuals​ ​ who​ ​ identify​ ​ as​ ​ members​ ​ of​ ​ marginalized​ ​ communities bring​ ​ to​ ​ the​ ​ climate​ ​ movement,​ ​ and​ ​ welcome​ ​ contributions​ ​ from​ ​ indigenous​ ​ people, people​ ​ of​ ​ colour,​ ​ women,​ ​ people​ ​ identifying​ ​ as​ ​ LGBTQI,​ ​ members​ ​ of​ ​ ethnic minorities,​ ​ immigrants,​ ​ and​ ​ people​ ​ with​ ​ disabilities.​ ​ We​ ​ recognize​ ​ that​ ​ this​ ​ list​ ​ is neither​ ​ exhaustive​ ​ nor​ ​ representative​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ intersectionality​ ​ present​ ​ within​ ​ each individual.
  2. COY13 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or body size. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.​ ​ Further​ ​ information​ ​ is​ ​ given​ ​ below:

Types of Harassment

  1. Harassment​ ​ includes,​ ​ but​ ​ is​ ​ not​ ​ limited​ ​ to:
    a. Verbal​ ​ remarks/comments,​ ​ images,​ ​ or​ ​ written​ ​ statements​ ​ that​ ​ reinforce​ ​ social structures​ ​ of​ ​ domination​ ​ related​ ​ to​ ​ race,​ ​ age,​ ​ religion,​ ​ gender,​ ​ gender​ ​ identity and​ ​ expression,​ ​ sexual​ ​ orientation,​ ​ disability,​ ​ physical​ ​ appearance​ ​ and​ ​ body size.
    b. Deliberate​ ​ intimidation,​ ​ stalking,​ ​ or​ ​ following
    c. Harassing​ ​ photography​ ​ or​ ​ recording
    d. Sustained​ ​ disruption​ ​ of​ ​ talks​ ​ or​ ​ other​ ​ events
    e. Unwelcome​ ​ physical​ ​ contact
    f. Unwelcome​ ​ sexual​ ​ attention
    g. Advocating​ ​ for,​ ​ or​ ​ encouraging,​ ​ any​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ above​ ​ behaviour

Enforcement

Participants​ ​ asked​ ​ to​ ​ stop​ ​ any​ ​ harassing​ ​ behavior​ ​ are​ ​ expected​ ​ to​ ​ comply immediately.

  1. If​ ​ a ​ ​ participant​ ​ engages​ ​ in​ ​ harassing​ ​ behaviour,​ ​ COY13-Team​ ​ retains​ ​ the​ ​ right​ ​ to take​ ​ any​ ​ actions​ ​ to​ ​ keep​ ​ the​ ​ event​ ​ a ​ ​ welcoming​ ​ environment​ ​ for​ ​ all​ ​ participants.​ ​ This includes​ ​ warning​ ​ the​ ​ offender​ ​ or​ ​ expulsion​ ​ from​ ​ the​ ​ conference.
  2. COY13-Team​ ​ may​ ​ take​ ​ action​ ​ to​ ​ address​ ​ anything​ ​ designed​ ​ to,​ ​ or​ ​ with​ ​ the​ ​ clear impact​ ​ of,​ ​ disrupting​ ​ the​ ​ event​ ​ or​ ​ making​ ​ the​ ​ environment​ ​ hostile​ ​ for​ ​ any​ ​ of​ ​ the participants.
  3. We​ ​ expect​ ​ participants​ ​ to​ ​ follow​ ​ these​ ​ rules​ ​ at​ ​ all​ ​ event​ ​ venues​ ​ and​ ​ event-related social​ ​ activities.​ ​ We​ ​ believe,​ ​ people​ ​ should​ ​ follow​ ​ these​ ​ rules​ ​ outside​ ​ event​ ​ activities, too!

Awareness Team

During COY13, an Awareness Team is set up that shall support people in case they suffer any form of discrimination, or feel very uncomfortable due to certain reasons during the conference. They shall aim to make sure that COY13 is a safe space and to provide comfort to the people that have experienced any form of boundary violation.

  1.  The Awareness Team members will be present in various spaces of the venue to be easily approachable by people that have experienced any forms of boundary violation​ ​ or​ ​ discomfort.
  2. Activities of the Awareness Team will be defined by the final Awareness Team based on​ ​ their​ ​ experiences​ ​ and​ ​ ideas.​ ​It​ ​can​ ​include
    • that they listen to a person that suffered from any form of discrimination or uncomfortable situation, without questioning the person’s perspective and – insofar as this is the person’s wish – confronting with the perception of the other​ ​ person.
    • To provide a space to people that that suffered from any form of
      discrimination or uncomfortable situation in which they can rest, and regain their​ ​ ability​ ​ to​ ​ act.
    • To provide a space to people that that suffered from any form of
      discrimination or uncomfortable situation in which they can reflect about what happened​ ​ and​ ​ how​ ​ to​ ​ move​ ​ forward.

Reporting

If​ ​ someone​ ​ makes​ ​ you​ ​ feel​ ​ unsafe​ ​ or​ ​ unwelcome,​ ​ you​ ​ can​ ​ always​ ​ report​ ​ it​ ​ to​ ​ one​ ​ oft he​ ​ COY13-Team​ ​ members​ ​ or​ ​ the​ ​ Awareness​ ​ Team​ ​ members.​ ​ COY13​ ​ team​ ​ can​ ​ be identified​ ​ by​ ​ green​ ​ shirts​ ​ whereas​ ​ the​ ​Awareness​ ​ Team​ ​ can​ ​ be​ ​ identified​ ​ by​ ​ yellow suns.

  1. Harassment​ ​ and​ ​ other​ ​ code​ ​ of​ ​ conduct​ ​ violations​ ​ reduce​ ​ the​ ​ value​ ​ of​ ​ our​ ​ event​ ​ for everyone.​ ​ We​ ​ want​ ​ you​ ​ to​ ​ be​ ​ happy​ ​ at​ ​ our​ ​ event.​ ​ People​ ​ like​ ​ you​ ​ make​ ​ our​ ​ event​ ​ a better​ ​ place.
  2. You​ ​ can​ ​ make​ ​ a ​ ​ report​ ​ either​ ​ anonymously​ ​ or​ ​ personally,​ ​ as​ ​ described​ ​ below.

 

Anonymous Report

  1. You​ ​ can​ ​ make​ ​ an​ ​ anonymous​ ​ report​ ​here.
  2. The​ ​ anonymous​ ​ report​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ used​ ​ to​ ​ monitor​ ​ incidents​ ​ of​ ​ harassment​ ​ and uncomfortable​ ​ situation.

Personal Report

  1. You​ ​ can​ ​ make​ ​ a ​ ​ personal​ ​ report​ ​ by:
    •  Contacting​ ​ a ​ ​ member​ ​ of​ ​ COY13​ ​ or​ ​ the​ ​ Awareness​ ​ Team.​ ​ COY13​ ​ team​ ​ can be​ ​ identified​ ​ by​ ​ green​ ​ shirts.​ ​ The​ ​ AT​ ​ wears​ ​ yellow​ ​ suns.
  2. Our​ ​ team​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ happy​ ​ to​ ​ help​ ​ you​ ​ contact​ ​ accommodation/venue​ ​ security,​ ​ local​ ​ law enforcement,​ ​ local​ ​ support​ ​ services,​ ​ provide​ ​ escorts,​ ​ or/and​ ​ otherwise​ ​ assist​ ​ you​ ​ to feel​ ​ safe​ ​ for​ ​ the​ ​ duration​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ event.​ ​ We​ ​ value​ ​ your​ ​ attendance.

Phone​ ​ number​ ​ for​ ​ conference​ ​ security​ ​ or​ ​ organizers:
+4915787287314 (English,​ ​ Spanish,German)
+491773354868 (English,​ ​ French,​ ​ German)
Local​ ​ sexual​ ​ assault​ ​ hotline:​08000​ ​ 116​ ​ 016
Local​ ​ emergency​ ​ and​ ​ non-emergency​ ​ medical​ ​ (e.g.,​ ​ urgent​ ​ care,​ ​ day​ ​ clinic):​ ​ 112