We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive RIPE Meeting where all attendees feel welcome to participate. We support and organise several initiatives that aim to make it easier for people from underrepresented groups to take part in a RIPE Meeting. Here is a summary of our diversity and inclusion efforts:

The RIPE Code of Conduct

The RIPE Code of Conduct covers all participation in RIPE, which means it applies equally to interaction over the Internet or in person.

Code of Conduct Team

Everyone who takes part in RIPE 88 shares a responsibility to follow the RIPE Code of Conduct and should look after each other. However, if you feel that someone has behaved inappropriately towards you at the meeting, you can reach out to the Code of Conduct Team.

If you feel you have been subjected to behaviour contrary to the environment that the RIPE Meetings attempt to achieve, or if you have any other concerns, please contact them at conduct-report [at] ripe [dot] net. They will provide support.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech Session

Thursday, 23 May 18:00 – 19:00 (UTC+2)

We believe that diversity is one of our strengths. The Diversity, Equity and inclusion session aims to support us in shaping a safer, more inclusive, open and welcoming RIPE community. We aim to remove barriers that prevent participation, particularly those that affect underrepresented groups in the community.

Join the open discussion on topics of neurodiversity, physical, mental, and spiritual health.

More information: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech Session

RIPE 88 Local Hubs

We want to help people who can’t physically join a RIPE Meeting to participate remotely and in a more engaging way. Local Hubs are in-person gatherings that take place in parallel to the RIPE Meeting.

More information:
List of Local Hubs
Organise a Local Hub

On-site Childcare

This initiative aims to make it easier for parents in the RIPE community to participate fully in a meeting. We partner with professional childcare organisations to provide a safe, fun and diverse play space at the RIPE Meeting venue with a programme that changes daily. Childcare is available for children of ages from 6 months to 10 years.

For online attendees, we have put together some activities to keep your little ones occupied while you attend the meeting.

More information: Childcare

Mentoring Programme

For the past 25 years, RIPE Meetings have brought together thousands of people interested in Internet operations, policy and governance. As the RIPE community evolves, it is important that everyone feels welcome and comfortable participating, regardless of technical ability or career level.

More information: Mentoring Programme


We are once again looking for talented academics in the field of Internet technology to present at RIPE 88 through the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, accommodation and travel to the meetings and the opportunity to present their research.

More information: The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)

RIPE Fellowship

The RIPE Fellowship aims to remove the financial barrier to attend a RIPE Meeting by funding a full-week meeting ticket, travel and accommodation for selected candidates from the RIPE NCC service region.

More information: RIPE Fellowship