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Code of Conduct & Social Safety Team

Dekmantel is committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment for all festival attendees and participants, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, origin, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.

The Dekmantel Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for a space that all visitors can enjoy without experiencing harassment or feeling unsafe. Cooperation is expected from everyone, including our crew, volunteers, security, partners, freelancers and other stakeholders such as artists, photographers and videographers. Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct will be warned or asked to leave at the discretion of the festival organizers.


Social Safety Team
This edition marks the first time that a Social Safety Team - provided by and in collaboration with Stichting Sexmatters - will be present at the festival. This team includes both a confidant and a separate team of individual people who will walk around on site — you can reach out to them at any time.

The confidant can be found at the Sexmatters stand (see our earlier posted festival map) — this is a place where all visitors, guests, artists and crew members are welcome to share their experiences (anonymously). Please note that your report will always be taken seriously and will only be processed with and after your approval.


Stichting Sexmatters
Sexmatters is committed on raising more acceptance, equality and social inclusion. The foundation hosts workshops on gender, sexuality and consent, and gives courses on discrimination and transgressive behavior. Besides all of this, they also developed the Safer Clubbing project specifically for clubs and organizations operating in nightlife. During Dekmantel Festival, Stichting Sexmatters works together with the organization, but stays independent at all times.


Dekmantel COC