The PSA ECN conference runs under the Political Studies Associations Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy.

Harassment of participants undermines the principles of equality, diversity and freedom of expression at the foundations of these conferences and events and constitutes professional misconduct. The PSA is committed to providing a welcoming professional environment in which all members are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, age or disability. The PSA recognises a shared responsibility of all members and attendees to establish and uphold that environment for the benefit of all. This policy outlines expectations for all participants at PSA conferences and events. This means anyone attending PSA events, including PSA members, staff, exhibitors, and all other attendees. The Policy applies to all conference and event venues, including formally scheduled meetings and panels as well as official and unofficial social events. The full policy, is available here

Unprofessional behaviour that violates the PSA’s Code of Conduct may include, but is not limited to:

  • Inappropriate actions or comments related to a protected characteristic including but not limited to sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, age or disability;
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation (including unwelcome sexual attention, pressure to engage in unwanted sexual activity, physical or virtual stalking, and sexual assault including unwelcome touching or groping);
  • Threatening speech or actions (including threats of physical harm and professional reputational damage).

If you see any offensive content, or violation of the PSA’s Code of Conduct, please alert the ECN committee team who can act quickly. They can be contacted at