EuroPython Society Code of Conduct

EuroPython is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events.

To make clear what is expected, all staff, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers, and volunteers at any EuroPython event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct, as set forth by the EuroPython Society. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.


Members of the Python community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:

  • Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
  • Acknowledging time and effort. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Python community. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that oftentimes the labour was completed simply for the good of the community.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
  • Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers.
  • Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.


Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The Python community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion (or lack thereof), education, cultural and cognitive variations, or socio-economic status.


Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:

  • Harassment of any participants in any form
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
  • Language and imagery imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks, that sexualises, insults, demeans, or attacks groups or specific individuals
  • Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (e.g., textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds

Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately.


We consider EuroPython a great setting to showcase the work of the community and would like to encourage networking and business related discussions, as well as keep the conference presentations meaningful and interesting for everyone.

We therefore:

  • primarily make company marketing, promotional or recruiting related activities at the conference available to our paid sponsors, unless agreed otherwise;
  • request presentations - outside the official recruiting sessions - to focus on Python related topics, not on recruitment.

The EuroPython Sponsor team will be happy to answer any questions related to marketing or recruiting activities.


If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, the EuroPython community Code of Conduct team may take action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets.

More details are published in the Procedures for Incident Response document.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.



This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at EuroPython:

  • staff
  • EuroPython and EuroPython Society board members
  • speakers
  • panellists
  • tutorial or workshop leaders
  • poster presenters
  • people invited to meetings or summits
  • exhibitors
  • organisers
  • volunteers
  • all attendees

The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:

  • exhibit hall or vendor tabling area
  • panel and presentation rooms
  • hackathon or sprint rooms
  • tutorial or workshop rooms
  • poster session rooms
  • summit or meeting rooms
  • staff areas
  • hospitality suite
  • meal areas
  • party suites
  • walkways, hallways, elevators, and stairs that connect any of the above spaces

The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and phone applications, including:

  • comments made on official conference phone apps
  • comments made on event video hosting services
  • comments made on the official event hashtag or panel hashtags

Event organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.


This Code of Conduct applies to the following online spaces:

  • All EuroPython mailing lists hosted on
  • The EuroPython Discord and Telegram spaces
  • The EuroPython registration
  • Any other online space administered by EuroPython or the EuroPython Society

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people in official EuroPython or EuroPython Society online spaces:

  • admins of the online space
  • maintainers
  • reviewers
  • contributors
  • all community members

The EuroPython Code of Conduct team will receive and evaluate incident reports from the online communities listed above. The EuroPython Code of Conduct team will work with online community administrators/moderators to suggest actions to take in response to a report. In cases where the administrators/moderators disagree on the suggested resolution for a report, the EuroPython Code of Conduct team may choose to notify the EuroPython Society board.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. They can be reached by emailing

If you prefer, you can also directly contact:

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist any attendee to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Local Emergency Numbers - EuroPython 2023

  • State police: 158
  • Ambulance: 155
  • Fire Service: 150
  • (European) emergency services, including suicide prevention: 112
  • Help for victims of violent crime: 257




This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


This Code of Conduct is based on PyCon US Code of Conduct, which was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero licence.

Additional new language and modifications were created by Sage Sharp of Otter Tech.

Language was incorporated from the following Codes of Conduct:


  • 2023-08-11: Added Transparency Reports section, and added link to EuroPython 2023 transparency report.
  • 2023-7-15: Added emergency numbers for EuroPython 2023
  • 2023-7-12: Update Code of Conduct committee members' broken email links & their new discord user names
  • 2023-06-12: Update Code of Conduct committee members
  • 2023-03-21: The current version of the Code of Conduct (CoC) is approved by the EPS board on 21 March 2023. The CoC used prior to the date is archived and can be found here.
  • 2023-04-11: Procedure For Reporting Code of Conduct Incidents and Procedures for Incident Response are approved by the EuroPython Society Board and the content is added and linked in the main CoC.