Code of Conduct & Anti-Harassment Policy

Overview

CoastGIS 2021 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free symposium experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of symposium participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any symposium venue, including talks. Symposium participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the symposium, without a refund, at the discretion of the symposium organisers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination (including but not limited to comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and/ or religion)
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

Enforcement

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

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the code of conduct and anti-harassment policy.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, symposium organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the symposium a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the symposium with no refund.

Symposium organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the symposium or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Symposium staff can be identified by Novia University of Applied Sciences shirts and/ or special badges. 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.

You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here [a link to a Microsoft Forms form will be added here in September at the latest]. We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

  • Calling or messaging this phone number: [a phone number for reporting will be added here in September at the latest]. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the symposium.
  • Contacting a staff member, identified by Novia University of Applied Sciences special badges.
  • Sending an email to symposium staff at coastgis2021@novia.fi.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other symposium staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the symposium. We value your attendance.

CoastGIS 2021 organiser email address: coastgis2021@novia.fi

[Phone number for symposium security or organisers will be added here in September at the latest.]

External Support & Resources

Emergency number in Finland: 112

There is only one emergency number in Finland. The number can also be called from foreign mobile phone connections. No area code is needed, just dial 112.

Raseborg Police Station (local police station)

Mon-Fri / 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
+358 295 413 155

Address in Swedish:
Formansallén 4, PB 9
10601 EKENÄS

Address in Finnish:
Ajurinpuisto 4, PL 9
10601 TAMMISAARI

Rape Crisis Centre Tukinainen – National Victim Support Centre in Finland

Free crisis helpline: +358 800 97899
Mon-Thu / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sat-Sun / 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free legal helpline: +358 800 97895
Mon-Thu / 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

https://www.tukinainen.fi/en/

Victim Support Finland

Support helpline: +358 116 006
Mon-Fri / 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Legal advice: +358 800 161 177
Mon-Thurs / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

https://www.riku.fi/en/services/victim-support-finland-116-006/

Western Uusimaa Social and Crisis Emergency Services

24 h phone line: +358 9 816 42439

https://www.esbo.fi/en-US/Social_and_health_services/Western_Uusimaa_joint_services/Social_and_Crisis_Emergency_Services

Emergency Clinic (urgent care)

Raasepori Hospital
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Address in Swedish:
Östra Strandgatan 9
10600 Ekenäs

Address in Finnish:
Itäinen Rantakatu 9
10600 Tammisaari

Phone: +358 19 224 2800

If possible, the hospital asks to please call the toll-free service number 116 117 before seeking emergency care. If you need an ambulance, call 112.

https://www.hus.fi/en/patient/hospitals-and-other-units/raasepori-hospital/emergency-department

Ekenäs Health Care Station (day clinic)

Mon-Fri / 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
+358 19 289 3000

Address in Swedish:
Östra Strandgatan 9
10600 Ekenäs

Address in Finnish:
Itäinen Rantakatu 9
10600 Tammisaari

Local Taxi Services

Lähitaksi: +358 100 7300
Menevä-taxi: +358 800 02120

 

Banner photo: Ekenäs Old Town by Johan Ljungqvist for Visit Raseborg.