As hosts of the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities, we are committed to create an environment that values diversity and inclusion and is free from harassment. We ask and expect all participants to show respect and treat everyone with courtesy during the Symposium. In particular, we ask everyone to follow these rules, which will be enforced:

  • Behave professionally. Refrain from harassment in any form, including the continuous disruption of presentations, inappropriate physical contact and intimidation. This also includes offensive comments related to individual characteristics, for example: age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality, religion or ideology.
  • Ensure that all communications are appropriate for a professional audience, taking into account the many different backgrounds of the participants. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.
  • Be respectful and do neither insult the participants nor the facilitators of the event.
  • Critique ideas, not people.
  • Should you witness events of bullying, harassment, or aggression, to please approach the affected person to show support and check how they are. As a witness, you can suggest that the affected person reports the inappropriate behaviour, but it is up to the affected person alone to decide whether they wish to report it or not.
  • We recommend to get the speaker’s permission if you wish to share photos or videos of the speaker on social media. You are free to share the contents of talks/slides via social media unless speakers have asked that specific details/slides not be shared.

Participants can report in confidence to members of the Organising Committee, who will be appropriately identified, any deviation of these guidelines. Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately and, in serious cases, may be asked to leave the event without a refund. This decision will be taken by at least two impartial members of the Local Organising Core Committee, after hearing the involved parties and witnesses. This disciplinary measure will be binding and not appealable. Reports of harassment and unprofessional behaviour will be handled with the appropriate urgency and care.

Thank you for helping us making this a welcoming, respectful, and interesting meeting for all.

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