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Fall Strategic Meeting in Slovakia
By: Jetam2

Wikimedians of Slovakia held a strategic meeting in November 2023 after a four-year hiatus. The meeting, attended by five members in person and one online, focused on strengthening personal relationships, discussing organisational plans, and setting strategic directions. Key points include discussions on future activities, a proposal to employ a coordinator, and members expressing their commitment to volunteering.

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After a four years’ break we were able to meet in person in November 2023. The goal of the meeting was to strengthen personal relationships, discuss plans and upcoming activities but also to talk about the strategic direction of our organization.

Five members took part on site and one online.

We discussed ideas for future activities (a request for work/activities with the public to know not only the basis of editing on Wikipedia but also an understanding of Wikimedia Slovakia). The first day finished with a common dinner.

During the second day we talked about personal capacities for joining the organization’s activities. All those present expressed their willingness to continue working as volunteers but also agreed to employ one person to coordinate most of the future activities and to communicate with existing and potential, domestic and international partners, with other affiliates and with the Wikimedia Foundation.

In the evening we exchanged experiences with editing on wiki projects. Wikidata received the most attention, some of the members edited it for the first time. We even learned the beginnings of bot editing.

Sunday morning was dedicated to the Asian Month preparations as well as to the upcoming campaign for income tax donations.

The planning of activities, directions and capacities will form the base of the upcoming AGM which will be held at the beginning of 2024.

We wish to thank the Wikimedia Foundation and the CEE Hub for their support.