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This document is based on the Code of America Code of Conduct. 

The Code for Romania community aims for all its events, forums and activities to reflect the following:

  • Represents a safe and respectful environment for all participants 
  • Represents an environment in which all people can express themselves freely
  • Each contribution is valuable in its own way. We respect everyone's ideas, qualities and contribution.
  • Don't assume that everyone has the same previous experience. Encourage questions.
  • Find a way in which people can be productive with the qualities and skills they have (technical or not) and everyone's energy. Use expressions like “yes / and” instead of “no / but”.
  • Encourage members and participants to listen as much as they can. 
  • Try to build tools and technologies accessible to the public. Priority will be given to activities that are for the benefit of use by the general public, not individual, private.
  • It prioritizes access and expression of opinions by groups that are traditionally excluded from the civic process.
  • It strives to ensure the good representation of the community in the process of planning, design and implementation of the technical solution. This includes encouraging the participation of traditionally marginalized women, minorities and groups.
  • It actively involves community groups and those with expertise on the subject in the decision-making process.
  • It ensures that relationships and conversations between community members, local government representatives and community partners remain respectful, promoting participation and productivity.
  • It provides an environment in which people are not subject to discrimination or harassment.

Code for Romania is a non-partisan, apolitical organization, and will not associate with any political party.

Code for Romania develops open source IT products. No contributor is the owner of the project to which he contributed.

Code for Romania reserves the right to ask anyone who does not comply with this policy not to participate in the activities, events and forums of the Code for Romania network.


Code for Romania Anti-Harassment Policy

This anti-discrimination policy is based on the example of the policy on the Geek Feminism wiki, created by Ada Initiative and other volunteers.

This policy is based on a number of other policies, which include: The Ohio LinuxFest Anti-Harassment Policy, written by Esther Filderman and Beth Lynn Eicher, and the Anti-Harassment Cone project. Mary Gardiner, Valerie Aurora, Sarah Smith and Donna Benjamin generalized these policies and added supporting materials. Several members of LinuxChix, Geek Feminism and other groups have contributed to this work.

All activities, events and forums of the Code for Romania community and all members, presenters and participants undertake to comply with this Anti-Harassment Policy.

In addition to the fact that the events organized by us will be subject to the principles mentioned in this document, Code for Romania will form partnerships and associate only with groups that respect the same anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy and in relation to its members and participants. Sponsors and partners are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

Code for Romania aims to provide an environment without harassment and without discrimination, for everyone, regardless of gender, identity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, weight, race, religion. We do not tolerate in any way the aggression of members, participants and partners. Sexual language and images are not suitable for any event and activity of the Code for Romania community, including presentations. Anyone who does not comply with these policies can be excluded from all activities, events and forums of the Code for Romania community, by the event organizer or forum administrator.

Code for Romania will publish this Code of Conduct and Anti-Discrimination Policy on our website and on any other forum we use. They will also be published on the registration pages of all events and will also be referred to in emails to members and event participants.

Discrimination includes, but is not limited to: offensive written or verbal comments about gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, weight, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, intentional intimidation; or harassing filming, inappropriate physical contact, sexual allusions, exclusion, language or actions that show condescension.

Discrimination includes, but is not limited to: incorrect and harmful treatment of different categories of people, especially on the basis of race, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion, etc.

If a participant exhibits discriminatory or harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the person concerned or excluding them from the activities, events and forums of the Code for Romania community.

If you are being harassed and / or discriminated against or if you notice that someone else is being harassed and / or discriminated against, or if you have other concerns, please contact a Code for Romania member or forum administrator immediately. You can contact them at safespace@code4.ro. Event staff and forum administrators will be happy to help you contact the security staff of the respective hotel / space or local authorities or provide other support to those affected by harassment so that they feel safe throughout. period of the event.

If you are unable to contact an event organizer or forum administrator or it is an emergency, please call 112 and / or stay away from the situation.

You can also contact Code for Romania regarding harassment at safespace@code4.ro. You can use the email template below. Code for Romania members agree that they are not always in a position to assess a given situation, due to the number of events and the fact that our team is not always present. However, we are confident that by providing these guidelines we are creating a community that voluntarily adheres to these values ​​and can create an inclusive and friendly environment for everyone.

We value your participation and hope that by communicating these expectations from the beginning and openly, we can all enjoy a non-aggression environment.

Email templates for reporting harassment situations

SUBJECT: Safe Space Alert at [Event Name]

I am writing to you because I was subjected to an act of aggression at an event of the Code for Romania community (Name, place, date of the event).

My contact details are:….

Thank you!


Code for Romania team