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Code of conduct

The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 builds on an inclusive and respectful working culture.

The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 promotes a working culture – on- and offline – based on respect, dignity, openness and equality to ensure an inclusive environment in which everyone invited can fully participate.

All participants, speakers, working group hosts, open session organisers, partners and staff (including volunteers) commit to this working culture, to creating an inclusive environment and all the elements listed below. Abusive or discriminatory language or behaviour in any form during the Forum, including during working groups, open sessions, as well as in online media such as Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn, etc., is not tolerated.

The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 is a youth-friendly space

The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 is a youth-friendly meeting space. Young people will participate throughout the event, and all participants will adopt a youth-friendly approach when interacting with young people and respect their personal data.

The young people attending the Forum are very diverse, also with regard to their experience in participating actively in such an event. To ensure all of them enjoy a safe place to speak and act, all participants will appreciate and encourage young people’s contributions. They will provide enough time for young people to give their viewpoint and to ask questions. They will adapt their language as the situation requires, e.g. speak slowly and clearly, avoid the use of acronyms and do not assume expert knowledge.

Recording / Screen capturing / Photography / Filming during the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021

Recording / photography / screen-capturing - snapshots (printscreen) / filming of Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 sessions and participants should not be done secretly or against people’s wishes. It is required to ask permission before taking photos / snapshots or making any kind of recordings or screen capture of individuals or small groups.

FRA uses snapshots, photos, videos and video recordings of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 proceedings and of participants to promote current and future events. If you do not want images of yourself to be taken and/or published, please indicate this in the registration form when registering for the event. The Forum organisers will propose a visible tool that participants can show if they categorically do not want to be photographed, recorded, screen-captured or filmed.


All participants are expected to observe the above rules in all Forum venues, including online communication, event virtual platform and Forum social events.

There will be the Secretariat email available at all times until the Forum 2021 ends. You can address them about any issue. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

During the Forum, if you need to contact someone concerning the Code of conduct, please do not hesitate to contact FRA via:

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