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International Games Week Berlin Introduces Safe Space Policy for Diversity and Tolerance

Berlin, April 8, 2015. The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN is committed to diversity and tolerance in the games industry and therefore has decided to introduce a “Safe Space Policy” for all of its events. The organizers agree not to tolerate discrimination and harassment and to ensure an atmosphere in which all participants feel comfortable.

“The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN offers a safe and open-minded space for everyone. The games industry thrives on the colorful array of its personnel. As a result of the different target groups and various formats of our individual events, many different people come together – with our Safe Space Policy, we want to stimulate this mix of cultures and gender”, said Michael Liebe, Head of International Games Week Berlin. “The organizers of the participating events will not tolerate any kind of harassment of visitors.”

The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN provides “Safe Space Heroes” contact persons whom all participants may contact in case they don’t feel safe and protected at any of the events.

Read the full “Safe Space Policy” here.

Twitter: @gamesweekberlin, #gamesweekberlin

For interview requests and press accreditation please contact:
Dr. Kathrin Steinbrenner & Kristian Müller
SteinbrennerMüller Kommunikation
Telefon: 030-4737 -2191 & -2192

Thank you to our sponsors and partners:
Amazon Appstore, Bandai Namco, BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware, Eventbrite (Official Ticket Partner), hitbox Entertainment, King Digital Entertainment, Ubisoft Blue Byte, UNITY and the SAE Institute Berlin and Videopath for supporting the media production.

The Opening Summit of the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN from April 21–26, 2015, is the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development and culture in Europe. Over six days, the umbrella brand combines more than eleven events for industry representatives and game enthusiasts alike. In 2014, about 10,000 international and German game developers, publishers, investors and representatives of public institutions and the media industry as well as gamers, families and fans came to Berlin.

The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN connects a variety of events, including the opening event Opening Summit, the games business and development conference Quo Vadis, the independent video games festival A MAZE. / Berlin, Gamefest at the Computer Games Museum, Womenize!, Matchmaking Dinner, Making Games Talents, Franco German Game Initiative, CGC BarTalk, 15 Years Games Academy, Apps World Germany, and many more; in cooperation with the German Video Game Awards (Deutscher Computerspielpreis). The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN follows in the footsteps of the DGT – Deutsche Gamestage – an event initiated by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in Berlin in 2007. Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg supports many of the individual events.


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