Erbstuecke/Participating communities/Brussels

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On 22 September 2018, the Goethe Institut in Brussels and Wikimedia Belgium organised a Wikipedia writing session (edit-a-thon) in Brussels. The edit-a-thon includes an introduction (in English) in how to edit and is open to anyone who is willing to learn and edit Wikipedia. Also experienced contributors are welcome. The writing session is part of the Erbstuecke project and organised in multiple countries in Europe. (website)

“Erbstuecke” is a digital project designed by the Goethe-Institut and organised and realised in cooperation with Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. and in consultation with the German Cultural Heritage Committee (Deutsches Nationalkomitee für Denkmalschutz, DNK) in different European cities and towns. The DNK itself is responsible for all activities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage within Germany.

The aim of “Erbstuecke” is to tell the story of our common roots, of how much of Europe can be found in the cultural heritage of Estonia, Portugal and Serbia for instance. We want to encourage to participate as many people and as many European countries as possible with a variety of their “heirlooms”. Cultural cooperations and influences have constituted the European cultural agenda long before the European Union was founded. Our common European heritage keeps on influencing our lives. “Sharing heritage: where the past meets the future” is this year’s slogan.


Location of the edit-a-thon
Entrance of office
  • Location: Avenue des Arts 58 | Kunstlaan 58 in Brussels
  • Date: 22 September 2018
  • Time: 10:00-14:00

Handy links[edit]


The (simplified) guidelines on Wikipedia, resting on the five pillars, include:


  • Use references to source facts in your article.
  • Sign your messages in talk pages with ~~~~. The software of Wikipedia automatically converts this in your linked user name and date and time, so other users know who wrote what when.

New on Wikipedia?[edit]

First: welcome to Wikipedia!

Before you start writing, please keep the following thoughts in mind:

  • add to Wikipedia only knowledge that is suitable for an encyclopedia
  • add only material that is available under a free license or describe knowledge in your own words
  • describe the knowledge from a neutral point of view
  • add references and sources where the information can be found
  • do not write about your own organisation nor about yourself, a family member or your boss
  • do not describe new theories, new insights that have not been published widely
  • look at comparable subjects as examples of how it is done
  • use headers to structure an article
  • use internal links (links to other articles on Wikipedia in that language)
  • do not use external links inline in the text, but only as reference or at the bottom of a page
  • avoid qualifications like "the best", "the most", "great" and write time specific (not: "last year", "coming month", etc., but: "on 10 April 2016")

Please start writing in your sandbox. The link to your personal sandbox you can find on top of every page (if you are logged in).

Photos of the event[edit]


List here the newly written or expanded articles in Wikipedia.


Related Wikimedia projects[edit]