EENCE Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics is a document that regulates the internal activities of the Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education (EENCE) related to professional ethics.
Universal human values form the basis of EENCE culture. They define the actions of EENCE members, their behaviour, communication style and the format of interaction with all Network members.
The efficiency and sustainable development of EENCE activities are based on the two most important ethical values, which all members of the Network, without any exception, are constantly guided by: respect and responsibility.
We, the members of the Eastern European Network of Citizenship Education, have agreed to adopt the following rules to ensure constructive and comfortable work and communication within the Network:
# 1 Rule of punctuality
Being on time for all of the Network’s planned events is the key to a productive interaction. Compliance with the schedule allows you to value time.
# 2 Photo/video rights
Photos / screenshots / videos may be taken during Network meetings and events to document the work. If you do not want to be in the photo / video, inform the organizers of the event or members of the Coordinating Council about it in advance.
# 3 Conflict resolution rule
Everyone in the Network has the opportunity to express any problematic issues related to the interaction between the Network members freely and in the appropriate form.
We strive to resolve all conflict situations primarily within the Network, and therefore first and foremost we inform the Coordination Council of the occurrence of such situations. If an issue is not within the competence of the Council or cannot be resolved, it is submitted for decision by the general meeting.
If the complainants of these statements wish to remain anonymous, they must inform the Coordination Council members.
Quoting personal correspondence of some members of the Network with others without the consent of both parties is forbidden.
# 4 Confidentiality rule.
Any discussion of people and their actions within the Network / working group / consortium is only possible within the Network / working group / consortium.
Do not criticize an individual, only his actions and deeds.
# 5 The rule of correct feedback.
It is inadmissible to get too “personal“. In the Network, we do not talk about a person, but about their actions and express our attitude towards deeds. All words of criticism must be expressed in the correct form with recommendations for solving problematic issues.
We follow the rules of correct and constructive feedback.
# 6 Personalisation of statements.
Impersonal words and expressions like “Most people think that…”, “Some of us think…” are replaced by “I think that…”, “I consider…”. In other words, we speak only on our behalf and only personally to someone else.
# 7 No hate speech or involvement in conflicts
Network members avoid hate speech , hostile language and seek to contribute to the resolution of regional, international and other conflict situations.
# 8 Conflict of interest
Network members avoid conflicts of interest. If an individual is an expert member of the Network and represents a member organisation in the Network, in the case of voting he or she votes only once .
If a member of the COP is the object or subject of a conflict situation, the same norms and requirements apply to him as to any other member of the Network.
When a person speaks, they must indicate on whose behalf they are speaking (as a representative of the organisation, as a representative of a ‘role’ in the EENCE, or as a mere individual).
# 9 Be inclusive.
The network welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, sex, age, religion, and mental and physical ability.
- This Code of Ethics applies to: a) Network member organizations; b) their expert members who are also Members of the Network; c) independent experts of the Network; d) members of the Coordination Council.
- The members of the Network set these rules of communication and require their implementation. Any participant who has joined the Network accepts the rules automatically. If a user does not accept them and does not consider it necessary to comply with them, he/she has the right to leave the EENCE Network.
- The rules of the Network may be changed and corrected on the proposal and agreement of the Network members.
- From the moment of publication, each new rule takes effect immediately.
- The Code of Ethics provides guidance in case of issues or complicated situations. The Coordinating Council reserves the right to exclude participants from the Network for non-compliance with the rules.
- The Coordinating Council reserves the right to delete or block any comments, topics, registration, etc. in the public resources of the Network (site, pages and groups in social networks) that violate these rules without explaining the reasons.
- Controversial issues are resolved on the basis of subsidiarity (transferred to the next level, if they cannot be resolved effectively at the initial stage).