Code of Conduct

By accessing, browsing or using this platform, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct. Please read it carefully before engaging on the Hub.

Thank you for being a member of the EUCVT Hub of Expertise!

The Hub is a restricted online environment where professionals across the European Union and beyond can exchange, collaborate, and engage on matters regarding terrorist victimisation.

For this community to thrive, the Hub should be a trustworthy and safe space, where everyone’s views and opinions are respected. Positive engagement should be the norm.

Applicability and Scope

This Code of Conduct[1] applies to all spaces on this online platform, including private and hidden channels and direct messaging. Any violation of this Code of Conduct may be subject to sanctions at the discretion of the Hub administrators.

We reserve the right to make any changes or modifications to the code of conduct at any stage. In case of such modifications, the date referred to as “Last updated” at the bottom of this document will be adapted accordingly. You are deemed to be aware of these changes after their date of publication. Your continued engagement on the Hub will be regarded as the acceptance of any such changes and modifications.

Community Rules

  • Treat fellow experts fairly and equally at all times.
  • Stimulate exchanges and conversations, while respecting everyone’s views and accepting constructive criticism.
  • Respect everyone’s linguistic background. Keep in mind that not all experts are native English speakers/writers. While the common language of the Hub is English, experts are also encouraged to set up discussions in other languages.
  • Refrain from plagiarism and give credit to the author of the views.

Unacceptable behaviour and prohibited activities

  • Harassment or hateful conduct of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes inter alia offensive comments related to distinctive characteristics (gender, age, race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or other identity markers); intimidation; repeated disruption of discussions; patterns of inappropriate conduct (including unwanted sexual attention); threat and/or incitement of violence.
  • Discriminatory language and messaging are not permitted.
  • Sharing illegal, offensive, abusive and defamatory material is forbidden.
  • Refrain from posting commercial messages.


Kindly note that the administrators of the Hub will only carry out limited review and control. It is our understanding that the Hub forms a community based on trust and does not require close review and extensive moderation, unlike other online forums.

As a matter of first resort, if you feel that other members are behaving contrary to this Code of conduct, you may choose to raise your concerns with the author directly. If that is the case, please remain respectful and polite and express your concerns clearly, while focusing on the content of the disputed material and not on the personality of the author.

If you prefer Hub administrators to address the issue instead, please make use of the “Report”-button. In case of using the “Report” button, we will aim to maintain the identity of the reporter anonymous whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee that their anonymity can be ensured in every situation.

Privacy policy

The EUCVT is committed to respecting the privacy of experts on the Hub and thereby complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information, please review the Privacy Policy page here.

Legal notice

The EUCVT is not responsible for information, opinions and materials shared on the Hub.

Please refrain from posting materials protected by intellectual property rights without permission.

The administrators of the Hub monitor the activity on the Hub, but no extensive review and control is conducted.

Breach of the Code of Conduct

Hub administrators reserve the right to take appropriate action when it comes to their attention that this code of conduct and/or the aim of the online Hub has been violated. This may also be the case when a member has reported an interaction on the Hub via the “Report”-button.

When a violation has occurred, it is at the discretion of the Hub administrators to determine which actions should be taken. This may include all or any of the following actions:

  • Issue of a warning;
  • Removal of reported information or information in breach of the code of conduct;
  • Temporary withdrawal of the right to engage on all or some parts of the online Hub;
  • Temporary or permanent suspension of the membership.


Please contact, if you have further questions.

Last updated: 31 March 2021