Community Guidelines / FAQ

When you use the OCEANS online community, you join a diverse community of people from many different backgrounds. The guidelines below help keep the platform fun and enjoyable for everyone.

If you see content that you think violates these guidelines, use the reporting feature to submit it for review by the SP & OCEANS Regional Board.

General Policy

The online Community is part of the OCEANS Network based on the principles of democracy, cohesion, solidarity and equality among the students and alumni. OCEANS is a neutral, unbiased and nonpartisan in the existing political discourse. (Art. 1 of OCEANS statutes)

Spam & deceptive practices

The community is one that is built on trust. Content that intends to scam, mislead, spam, or defraud other users isn’t allowed in the online community.

Sensitive content

We hope to protect everyone in the community. If you see sensitive content like, suicide, self-injury and similiar, please report them, so we can check, if they’re safe to see in our online community.

Violent or dangerous content

Hate speech, predatory behaviour, graphic violence, malicious attacks, and content that promotes harmful or dangerous behaviour isn’t allowed in the OCEANS online community.

Please take these rules seriously. If a member is on- and/or off-platform behaviour harms our users, community, employees or ecosystem, we may respond based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the egregiousness of their actions and whether a pattern of harmful behaviour exists. Our response will range from suspending a users privileges to account termination.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Who are the members of OCEANS?

OCEANS is open to students or alumni who have done an international credit mobility exchange between Erasmus+ programme and partner country universities.

What are membership criteria?

In 2016 OCEANS opened up its membership to anyone who has participated in a credit mobility programme that met the following qualification.

  • The person must have received university credits from their home university that was in an Erasmus+ Programme country and International Mobility Credits from a university in an Erasmus+ Partner country.
  • Or vice-versa, meaning a person is eligible to be an OCEANS member if they attended university in an Erasmus+ Partner country and received International Mobility Credits from a university in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

In simple terms, if you studied at two different universities on two different continents (with one of them in a European Erasmus+ Programme country) then you qualify to join OCEANS.

How to become a member of OCEANS?

To become a member you have to apply for membership. If you are eligible your application will be approved and you can regsiter in the online community. Being member of the online community consitutes your membership. The membership is free of charge.