Safer space

We make the safer space together

Provinssi is the Festival Of People, where everyone is welcome as they are. Provinssi follows safer space principles and any kind of harassment, discrimination or offensive behaviour or speech is not tolerated. Every festival goer and staff member has a right to enjoy the festival and feel safe without a fear of discrimination, harassment or sexual, physical or verbal offensive behaviour.

We all create the safer space with our own actions. Everyone attending the festival shall be met with kindness and be treated with respect. 

UN Safer Space Principles

  • Respect other people’s physical and mental space. Do not touch another without asking permission. Remember, you cannot know another person’s boundaries without asking. Also, make room for yourself if needed.
  • Do not humiliate or embarrass others. Refrain from gossiping and judging other’s appearance.
  • Do not make assumptions based on a person’s appearance or actions. Do not make assumptions about anyone’s sexuality, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, values, socio-economic background, health, or ability to function.
  • Give space. Do your best to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in the conversation. Also respect the privacy of others and treat sensitive topics with respect.
  • Listen and learn. Approach new topics, people and points of view without prejudice. Approach all new matters and situations as an opportunity to learn and develop.
  • Apologize if you have offended others with or without intention.
  • Intervene if you notice anyone behaving inappropriately or otherwise breaking the Safer Space Principles.

If you experience or notice inappropriate behaviour

If you notice or experience any behaviour that’s inappropriate or breaking the principles of a safer space, take action. You can contact anyone working at the festival, a security guard, or the harassment liaison of Provinssi. 

Event staff and security are instructed to pay special attention to and invest in promoting festival visitors’ physical integrity and freedom from discrimination and inappropriate behaviour. You can reach the event’s harassment contact person during and after the event by email at [email protected]. You can also give anonymous feedback via the form below.