Καθολικός Κώδικας Συμπεριφοράς
The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) was created to provide a global baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire movement without tolerance for harassment. It was created through a collaborative process through two phases. Phase 1 included drafting the policy. Phase 2 included drafting enforcement guidelines. The Policy was ratified by the Board of Trustees on 2 February 2021, though neither the global community nor individual communities have approved this Code of Conduct. The drafting of the Enforcement guidelines is now complete. A community vote on the guidelines is scheduled to happen 7 - 21 March 2022.
Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC)
The UCoC is a key policy initiative from the Wikimedia 2030 community conversations and strategy process. The Strategy groups consulted Wikimedians from the global communities. Ten recommendations to guide the movement towards its 2030 vision were developed. One of the recommendations, to "Provide for Safety and Inclusion," included drafting a Code of Conduct: the UCoC. The UCoC was developed in consultation with communities from across the Wikimedia movement with respect to context, existing local policies, as well as enforcement and conflict resolution structures. Previous community discussions about the Universal Code of Conduct can be found on this page.
The UCoC consultation was held in two phases. Phase 1, from June to December 2020, involved research and conversations with communities on what a UCoC would look like. It resulted in the UCoC, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on 2 February 2021. Phase 2 officially began in February 2021 and also involved global conversations and the drafting of the enforcement guidelines, processes and pathways for the UCoC by a joint volunteer-staff committee.
Universal Code of Conduct - Policy
The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) is intended to be a set of policies to provide a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all of its projects. It outlines what constitutes expected and unacceptable behaviour and would apply to everyone who interacts and contributes to online and offline Wikimedia projects and spaces. See the full policy text.
Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement guidelines
These guidelines are for the enforcement of the Universal Code of Conduct. The Policy was previously ratified by the Board of Trustees. The guidelines include preventative, detective, and investigative actions, and other actions taken to address violations of the Universal Code of Conduct. Enforcement would primarily be handled by, but not limited to, designated functionaries across all online and offline Wikimedia projects, events, and related spaces hosted on third-party platforms. It would be done in an organized, timely fashion and consistently across the entire Wikimedia movement.
The UCoC Enforcement guidelines consists of two parts:
- Preventive work
- Promoting UCoC awareness, recommending UCoC training, among others.
- Responsive work
- Detailing a process for filing
- Processing reported violations
- Providing resources for reported violations
- Designating enforcement actions for violations
A new global committee called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) will be formed. U4C is intended to be a final decision-maker if local bodies fail to enforce the Universal Code of Conduct. The U4C will be in line with other decision making bodies, like Arbitration Committees and Affiliations Committee. The U4C will be set up by a building committee. This building committee will have members from the volunteer community, Wikimedia Foundation staff, and affiliate staff. This building committee will plan the steps necessary to have a functional U4C.
The proposed UCoC Enforcement Guidelines have been completed and published for the community’s consideration. The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees published a statement on 24 January 2022 in support of a community vote on the proposed enforcement guidelines for the UCoC.
The vote is scheduled to happen 7 - 21 March 2022. There will be discussions and conversations to educate and inform the community about the UCoC and Enforcement guidelines to ensure everyone feels empowered to vote.
The ratification vote is a necessary step to creating a safe, welcoming and productive work environment on the Wikimedia projects. If you care about supporting safe and healthy communities through good governance on our projects, please vote. Details on the voting process can be found on the voting page.
Investigate key enforcement questions
|Board of Trustees ratifies UCoC||2 February 2021||Done|
|Local community consultations (summary)||Late January – March 2021||Done|
|Affiliate consultations (Report)||Late February – April 2021||Done|
|Functionary consultations||April - July 2021||Done|
|On-wiki consultations (Report)||April – May 2021||Done|
|Roundtable discussions||May - September 2021||Done|
|Targets of Harassment report||June 2021||Published|
Create & approve enforcement proposal
|Call for participation: Phase 2 drafting committee||Late March – April 2021||Closed|
|Drafting committee: initial drafting||May – July 2021||Published|
|Draft enforcement proposals community consultations||August – October 2021||Done|
|Drafting committee: refine enforcement proposal||October – January 2022||Done|
|UCoC enforcement proposal submitted to Board of Trustees||January 2022||Done|
|Enforcement guidelines community ratification|
|UCoC enforcement guidelines published for consideration||24 Ιανουαρίου 2022||Published|
|Enforcement guidelines conversations||Ιανουάριος 2022 - Μάρτιος 2022||Ongoing|
|Conversation Hour #1||4 Φεβρουαρίου 2022||Finished|
|Conversation Hour #2||25 Φεβρουαρίου 2022||Finished|
|Conversation Hour #3||4 Μαρτίου 2022||Finished|
|Ratification voting period||7 Μαρτίου 2022 - 21 Μαρτίου 2022||In progress|
|Vote scrutinizination||21 Μαρτίου 2022 - 31 Μαρτίου 2022||Upcoming|
|Ratification vote results announcement||Απρίλιος 2022||Upcoming|
Early research and outreach
|Publish a summary of local language consultations||15 June 2020||Done|
|Affiliate outreach: surveys and interviews||June – July 2020||Done|
|Outreach to communities completed and feedback compiled||July 2020||Done|
|Wikimedia Foundation staff survey completed and summarized||July 2020||Done|
|Drafting||Call for participation: drafting committee||June 2020||Done|
|Drafting committee selected||17 July 2020||Done|
|Drafting committee: active drafting stage||August – September 2020||Done|
|UCoC draft community comment period||September – October 2020||Done|
|UCoC draft revised in light of community comments||6–12 October 2020||Done|
|UCoC draft delivered to Board of Trustees for review, with links to community comments||13 October 2020||Done|
Ο ΚΚΣ είναι μια βασική πολιτική πρωτοβουλία από τις κοινοτικές συζητήσεις και τη διαδικασία στρατηγικής του Wikimedia 2030. Οι ομάδες Στρατηγικής συμβουλεύτηκαν τους τα μέλη του Wikimedia από τις παγκόσμιες κοινότητες και υπέβαλαν 10 συστάσεις για να καθοδηγήσουν το κίνημα προς το όραμά του για το 2030. Μία από τις συστάσεις, για την «Παροχή Aσφάλειας και Ένταξης», περιλάμβανε τη σύνταξη ενός Κώδικα Συμπεριφοράς, του ΚΚΣ. Ο ΚΚΣ αναπτύσσεται σε συνεννόηση με κοινότητες από όλο το κίνημα του Wikimedia σχετικά με το πλαίσιο, τις υπάρχουσες τοπικές πολιτικές, καθώς και τις δομές επιβολής και επίλυσης συγκρούσεων. Σε αυτήν τη σελίδα μπορείτε να βρείτε προηγούμενες συζητήσεις της κοινότητας σχετικά με τον Καθολικό Κώδικα Συμπεριφοράς.
Η διαβούλευση για τον ΚΚΣ διεξάγεται σε δύο φάσεις. Η Φάση 1, από τον Ιούνιο έως τον Δεκέμβριο του 2020, περιλάμβανε έρευνα και συνομιλίες με κοινότητες σχετικά με το πώς θα μοιάζει ένας ΚΚΣ. Αυτό είχε ως αποτέλεσμα την Πολιτική ΚΚΣ, η οποία προορίζεται να εφαρμοστεί σε όλες τις δραστηριότητες του κινήματος Wikimedia. Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο ανακοίνωσε την έγκρισή του για την Πολιτική ΚΚΣ στις 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2021. Η Φάση 2 περιλαμβάνει συζητήσεις της κοινότητας και σύνταξη προτάσεων σχετικά με τον τρόπο εφαρμογής και επιβολής του ΚΚΣ. Ξεκίνησε επίσημα τον Φεβρουάριο του 2021.
|Universal Code of Conduct version history|
|9 December 2020|
|13 October 2020|
Draft submitted to Board
|7 September 2020|
Between 2018 and 2020, the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process invited volunteers to look at how to best guide the Wikimedia movement towards the future. Through working groups, online discussions, and in-person events around the world, 10 recommendations and principles were published in May 2020. One of these recommendations was to “Provide for Safety and Inclusion”:
We will establish Movement-wide standards for an inclusive, welcoming, safe, and harassment-free environment. This will enable us to better attract and retain new and diverse volunteers and grow as a movement.
A key part of this recommendation was to create a Code of Conduct, the UCoC. It aims to provide a "universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire movement without tolerance for harassment". Wikimedia communities work in highly varied contexts, and no code of conduct will be able to cover every situation and issue. If the Terms of Service are updated to include it, participants and local projects will be asked to follow and build upon the baseline established by the UCoC.
As per the Board of Trustees’ statement, there are two phases for the UCoC project. The first phase ("Phase 1") involved research, community and stakeholder dialogue, as well as a staff-appointed joint volunteer-staff committee that drafted the UCoC text proposal. The proposed text was submitted to the Board of Trustees for ratification on 13 October 2020. The Board announced the approved text on 2 February 2021.
The second phase ("Phase 2") of the project began on 2 February 2021, when the Board approved the draft UCoC text developed in Phase 1. The second phase of the project focuses on how to enforce the UCoC. As with the first phase, determining responsibilities and outlining clear enforcement pathways involves broad input from communities across the Wikimedia movement.