Ethical guidelines

Ethical guidelines for events organized by the Swedish people’s party of Finland r.p.

These guidelines guide participants that attend events organized by The Swedish people’s party’s regarding ethics in practical contexts.

Political work shall be characterized by mutual respect. Openness, honesty and availability is the core to our communication. These ethical guidelines shall be followed at all events organized by the Swedish People’s party, but will also be respected throughout all party operations.

Attendees at the party’s events:

  • Debate with respect for each other
  • Treat everyone equally
  • Will not resort to insults, personal attacks nor belittling comments
  • Will not act for their own personal gain
  • Respect the professional secrecy regarding internal affairs
  • Do not speak in a way that is likely to mislead or cause harm
  • Will provide contact information that is up to date and will appear under their own name: not anonymously nor under a pseudonym.
  • Are responsible for the content on their websites, their blogs and their social media accounts. The representatives shall take into account how their behavior on different media outlets affects one self and the party.

During any of the party’s events there is a zero-tolerance policy regarding any type of harassment, which all of the party’s representatives shall respect and oblige. Attendees at the party’s events are also obliged to intervene in the case of possible misconduct. For larger events, specific harassment contact officers are chosen, in other cases you can contact the party’s harassment contact officers Christoffer Hällfors and Annica Tallqvist.

A person acting against the ethical rules can be banned from future party events by the party executive board. The guidelines are constantly updated and as a participant at events organized by the party, you have a responsibility to follow the standing guidelines.

The party’s ethical guidelines are intended as a guide to what the party’s ethical line is and in case of any unclarity participants are always encouraged to contact the party organization. (These guidelines do not under any circumstances replace existing legislation but are used as support and supplementation where legislation does not clearly define codes of conduct).