Carta del Movimento/Comitato di redazione/Aggiornamenti

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Questa pagina contiene gli aggiornamenti regolari del lavoro del comitato di redazione della carta del movimento che verranno pubblicati almeno una volta alla fine di ogni mese. Questi aggiornamenti hanno lo scopo di mantenere informati la comunità e il movimento sul lavoro interno del Comitato, le richieste di feedback saranno invece condivise su altre pagine.

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August 2022 


  • Regular Committee meetings: 7th and 21st August
  • Communications subcommittee: 3rd, 17th and 31st August
  • Values & Principles drafting group: August 31st
  • Roles & responsibilities drafting group: 29th August

Completed work

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee explains: what is the purpose of a 'movement charter'?
  • Drafting Groups set up: Having finalized the Movement Charter outline, the Committee  formed drafting groups to start drafting content. Each MCDC member was asked to up for at least one (full membership is shown in the Drafting Committee page). The Drafting Groups are the following:
    • Preamble
    • Values & Principles
    • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Summit deliverables planning: The Committee agreed that each of the three drafting groups will be submitting at least one draft introductory paragraph to be published and discussed at the upcoming Wikimedia Summit.
  • Movement Charter video: The Committee and the MSG team created a short video (~8 minutes). The video briefly explains what the Movement Charter is, and introduces the Drafting Committee members. This video was streamed during Wikimania.

Ongoing work & discussion

  • Committee facilitation: The search for a facilitator continues. Meanwhile, Committee members are self-facilitating the meetings.
  • Timeline: The Committee is in the process of updating its timeline to reflect recent changes.
  • Summit survey: The Drafting Committee designed and is currently reviewing a survey to share with affiliates during the Wikimedia Summit, to collect feedback for the Movement Charter content and relevant processes.
  • Future in-person meetings: The Committee is planning future in-person meetings further ahead with considerations of venues where visa processing is easier in an attempt to accommodate the numerous difficulties faced by some members.

July 2022 


  • Regular Committee meetings: 10th and 24th July
  • Communications subcommittee: 6th and 20th July

Completed work

*Wikimedia Summit participation planning: Most of the Committee members will participate in the Wikimedia Summit, which will include dedicated sessions for the Movement Charter. The Committee also agreed to meet for two days before the Summit (7-11 September overall). This also includes attending two meetings of the Board of Trustees, to which two MCDC members are invited. *Finalizing the drafting methodology: The Committee finished developing a rough methodology to use in drafting the Movement Charter, based on which drafting groups can start their work.

Ongoing work & discussion

*Facilitator replacement: Irene, the Committee’s previous facilitator, decided to step down from her role at the end of June 2022. The search for a replacement is ongoing. Committee members are taking turns in facilitating meetings, and also participating in the replacement process.

  • Wikimania participation: The Committee is creating an introductory video about the Movement Charter to present at Wikimania.
  • The Movement Charter outline: The Committee reached agreement on a rough outline for the content of the Movement Charter.
  • Establishing drafting groups: The Committee agreed to start forming drafting groups for three chapters in the Movement Charter. Those chapters will be the following:
    • 1. The Preamble
    • 2. Values & Principles
    • 3. Roles & Responsibilities

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June 2022


  • In-person meeting in Berlin: 17-19 June
  • Regular Committee meetings: 5th and 26th June
  • Values & Preamble subcommittee: 9th June
  • Communications subcommittee: 8th June

Completed work

* In-person meeting: The Movement Charter Drafting Committee met for the first time in Berlin in-person, on 17-19 June. A Diff blog post will be published soon with more details about this. The meeting had the following goals and outcomes:

    • Charter outline: There is progress made working on the outline of the Charter. The Committee is still discussing several options for how the outline (which is like a “table of contents”) may be organized.
    • Drafting methodology: There is progress made in agreeing on the methodology to draft the content of the Movement Charter. The methodology will be shared when ready.
    • Drafting subcommittees: The Committee is setting up the subcommittees to focus on drafting different parts of the outline.

* Replacing an MCDC member: Jamie Li-Yun Lin decided to leave the MCDC in May. Starting from June 26th, she has been officially replaced with Daria Cybulska. The replacement was made by the same group of selectors that selected Jamie, in accordance with the MCDC member replacement guidelines. * Position towards the Hubs Minimum Piloting Criteria: During the in-person meeting, the MCDC discussed the Hubs Minimum Piloting Criteria. The Committee agreed that it does not see itself as a committee responsible for approving Hubs, and will not take this role. Hubs, though, will be defined in the Movement Charter (like other governance structures in the movement). * Official email address: You can now be in contact with the Movement Charter Drafting Committee using the official email address:

Ongoing work & discussion

  • Relationship with the Board: The MCDC decided to permanently invite two Board of Trustees liaisons to all the Committee’s meetings. One exception of this is when specific internal topics are being discussed, like Code of Conduct cases. From their side, the Board of Trustees invited two MCDC members to join their meeting on 23 June.
  • Drafting methodology: Following the in-person meeting, the Committee continues to discuss the methodology for drafting the Movement Charter. The document will be publicly shared when completed.
  • Finalizing the Movement Charter outline: Following the in-person meeting, the Committee continues to discuss the outline of the Movement Charter (almost like a “table of contents”).
  • Establishing drafting subcommittees: Following the in-person meeting, the Committee continues to discuss setting up drafting subcommittees to start working on the content.

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May 2022


  • Regular Committee meetings: 8th and 22nd May
  • Communications subcommittee: 4th, 11th and 25th May
  • Values & Principles: 12th and 30th May.

Completed work

  • In-person meeting planning: The Committee members prepared, in collaboration with their facilitator (Irene Laochaisri), a full program for their in-person meeting. The meeting will take place in Berlin, Germany between 17-19 June. The main objective is creating a draft outline of the Movement Charter, and agreeing on a methodology to draft the content of this outline.

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  • Replacing a resigned member: The group of affiliate selectors decided on replacement for a member who left the Committee. An official announcement will be made soon about the new member.

Ongoing work & discussion

* Wikimedia Summit: The Committee is in touch with Wikimedia Deutschland and is expected to be involved in planning the Wikimedia Summit. The Committee will further discuss this with Wikimedia Deutschland during the Berlin meeting, between 17-19 June. * Relationship with the Board of Trustees: Until the end of April, as a pilot, two liaisons from the Board were attending 30 minutes during Committee’s meetings once a month. This proved unsatisfactory for both sides. As an alternative, the Committee offered the Board of Trustees one seat on the committee. The Committee perceived that this seat would add diversity in perspectives, and give the Board its desired voice. The Board, however, wishes to keep working through liaisons and not voting members. Discussions on the engagement with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees therefore still continue. * Staff support: The Committee presented its projected needs for support from staff in the near future. Those needs include support in: Documenting meetings, facilitation, logistical and project management support, communications planning, outreach, translations, and conducting research. The Wikimedia Foundation is reviewing the needs and evaluating if the current support staff can meet them.

April 2022


Regular MCDC meetings (more frequent this month due to an experiment with weekly meetings):

  • 3 April: 120 minutes.
  • 10 April : 90 minutes
  • 18 April: 60 minutes. Joined for the first 30 minutes by two Board of Trustees liaisons.
  • 24 April: 90 minutes.

Other meetings:

  • Communications subcommittee: 13, 22 and 27 April
  • Research subcommittee: 15 and 28 April
  • Values/preamble subcommittee: 14 April

Completed work

Ongoing work & discussion

* Drafting the Movement Charter: The drafting work will partly be prepared and carried out by subcommittees, each focusing on one particular topic. Each subcommittee will draft several outlines or “seed options” and present them to the community for review in the future. The initial topics that the Committee has identified are: Values & Principles (as an introduction), in addition to 1. Governance, 2. Resources and 3. Community.

    • Values & Principles: There is now a subcommittee working on the first topic (Values & Principles). The subcommittee’s work may need to be first informed by the research.
    • Ratification: Committee discussed the need to wait and learn from the results of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines ratification vote, a model which could be similar to the future ratification vote for the Movement Charter.
  • June in-person meeting: The Drafting Committee will meet in Berlin from 17-19 June. The meeting’s agenda will focus on the committee in general, and better defining the Movement Charter’s outline.
  • Research & documentation: The Committee is discussing research to help inform or prepare for its work. The scope is being discussed, the following are possible options for it: 1. Survey data collection and analysis (in the Wikimedia movement), 2. Summarizing previous documents about Wikimedia governance, 3. Finding and comparing “Charters” of other non-profit organizations, and/or 4. Consulting and engaging with experts.
  • Communications & stakeholder engagement: The communications subcommittee has finalized  a strategic communications plan. As a part of this, the subcommittee is now working on a “stakeholder engagement plan”, which defines the desired level of engagement on Movement Charter according to three levels: 1. Informed, 2. Consulted and 3. Extensively engaged.
Here’s an example in Dutch of a recent outreach.
  • Email management: The Committee agreed on a process to manage and respond to emails. A public email address will be announced soon.
  • Training: Some Committee members are joining a training in “nonviolent communication”. The training is provided by the Brazilian organization Sinergia Comunicativa in partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation. Other communications training is being discussed.
  • Staff support: The Committee is discussing the possible needs of additional support from staff for subcommittees, especially for the communications and research subcommittees.
  • Project management: The Movement Strategy and Governance Team will be providing support to MCDC members in managing and following up on tasks.

March 2022


Regular MCDC meetings:

  • 6 March: 120 minutes.
  • 20 March: 120 minutes (joined for the first 30 minutes by two Board of Trustees liaisons).

Other meetings:

  • 17 March: onboarding Irene, the Committee’s new facilitator.
  • 20, 21, 29 March: weekly check-in with Irene.
  • 9, 16, 23 and 30 March: Communications subcommittee meeting.
  • 31 March: Charter categorization subcommittee meeting
  • 31 March: Values subcommittee meeting

Completed work

  • Onboarding the facilitator: The Committee welcomed Irene from InsightPact, who will be serving as its facilitator. Some members took part in onboarding her and agreeing on how they will work together.
  • Communications strategy and plan: The communications subcommittee created, with the Movement Strategy & Governance Team, a communications strategy and plan. The communications strategy will be published on Meta later.
  • In-person meeting decision: Berlin was decided to be the preferred location for the Committee’s in-person meetings. New York City is a possible secondary location (only if needed). Wikimedia Germany will be hosting the event, probably from 17-19 June. The event’s agenda is currently being discussed.

Ongoing work & discussion

  • Drafting the Movement Charter: The drafting subcommittee agreed on four main themes and topics (“buckets”) of the Movement Charter: “Values & Principles”, “Governance”,  “Community” and “Resources”. This takes into consideration previous feedback from the movement, like the June 2021 Global Conversations. The board liaisons also provided feedback about the themes, stating that the “Values & Principles” are an essential foundation for all other “buckets”.
  • Email address: The Committee is planning to announce an official email address, through which anyone can send questions and feedback. The communications subcommittee is working on the final details considering flow, response time, and responsibilities of those involved, and plans to bring these back to the full MCDC in the April meeting for a final decision.
  • Working with the WMF Board of Trustees: The planned 12 weeks of experimental collaboration with the Board of Trustees are nearly coming to an end. The Committee and the Board will be discussing if the current set up is productive, in which they meet together for 30 minutes once every four weeks.
  • MCDC Code of Conduct: The Committee is currently considering a draft version for an internal Code of Conduct. There was an extended discussion regarding articles about the suspension of inactive members and other sanctions. A newer or final draft may be shared in April.
  • Progress Review + Committee Check-in: The committee members assessed themselves and their collective progress. There was agreement that a lot of time is being spent on doing preparatory work, so the committee is not working at a fast pace as committee members would want. Cumulatively, though, the committee believes that the thorough review and discussions at this stage are important, and will be helpful in countering challenges in the drafting stage.

February 2022


Regular MCDC meetings:

  • 6 February: 120 minutes.

* 20 February: 120 minutes (joined for the last 30 minutes by two Board of Trustees liaisons).

Communications subcommittee meetings:

  • 1 February: 60 minutes
  • 9 February: 60 minutes
  • 16 February: 60 minutes
  • 18 February: 30 minutes
  • 23 February: 60 minutes

Completed work

* Contracting a professional facilitator: Several MCDC members joined interviews to select a professional to support the group meetings. The group decided to choose InsightPact, based on reasons including:

    • 1. Their capacity to flex and iterate in their facilitation method,
    • 2. Demonstrating willingness to take in feedback from all Committee members,
    • 3. The prior experience of their designated facilitator, Irene, with the Wikimedia Global Conversations.

* Publishing the internal decision-making: After finalizing it earlier, the Committee published a detailed decision-making document.

=== Ongoing work & discussion === * Drafting the Movement Charter: A group of MCDC members started brainstorming the main themes and topics that they expect to see in the Movement Charter. The results are expected, later on, to identify 3-5 first topics for content. * Working with the Board of Trustees: After several phases of deliberation, the MCDC and the liaisons of the Board of Trustees agreed that the liaisons will attend some of the regular MCDC meetings. The two Board liaisons will both attend the last 30 minutes in one of each two regular meetings. This format will be tested for a period of three months. Shani and Natalia first joined the Committee’s meeting on 20 February, where they introduced themselves and offered support. * Communications: The Movement Strategy and Governance Team created and presented a first draft of a communications plan for the Movement Charter process to the communications subcommittee. There seems to have been a mismatch, however, in expectations from both sides, both in terms of the content of the plan and in the available support from the Wikimedia Foundation. This led to a frustrating situation. The subcommittee is now working with the Foundation to seek alternative options for support in communications, and work on a new plan was started.

  • In-person meeting: The Committee believes that an in-person meeting may help them achieve progress. Several locations for the meeting were compared according to their COVID-19 restrictions, travel distance/time and the availability of staff support. As a result, the meeting is likely to take place in Berlin in June 2022.

January 2022

Group meetings

  • 9 January: 120 minutes.
  • 23 January: 120 minutes.

Completed work

  • New MCDC page: The MCDC Meta page is now fully-updated with more information about members, ongoing work and recent documents.
  • Internal decision-making: The Committee created a document that defines how its internal decisions are made. The document is available on Meta.

Ongoing work & discussion

  • Member replacement: Alice Wiegand (user:Lyzzy) stepped down from her role in the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. Because she was an elected member, she was replaced with the next ranking, eligible candidate: Reda Kerbouche (user:Reda Kerbouche). For more details, see the replacement announcement.
  • Communications plan: Members of the MCDC “communications subcommittee” are collaborating with the Movement Strategy & Governance team to prepare a plan for communications.
  • Communication channels: The Committee is setting up an official mailing address to use in communications.
  • Hiring a facilitator: Members of the MCDC are collaborating with the Movement Strategy & Governance team to select a proper facilitator for the group’s meetings. Meanwhile, Committee members continue to self-facilitate.

* Engaging with the Board of Trustees: The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees requested, in December 2021, to have two liaisons attending the MCDC meetings. This request came as a surprise to the MCDC members. The Board’s request has led to proposals for attendance from both sides, but has yet to be concluded.

  • Conference participation: There was an invitation to an MCDC member to submit a proposal for the RightsCon Summit. The Committee is taking this as an opportunity to bring the Charter discussion to non-Wikimedia stakeholders with similar interest.
  • Charter content: Some members are starting to brainstorm their ideas of the main “outline” and sections that the Movement Charter may include


December 2021

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is preparing and planning its upcoming work. The Committee met on 5 and 19 December (each meeting is two hours). The first results of the meetings are expected to be shared soon, please see the summary below.

Ongoing work

The Drafting Committee is working on the following:

  • Principles: The Committee is still working on guiding principles to define its work (for example, the Committee’s mandate, the duration of its work, and so on). Those principles are expected to be finalized and published on Meta by the end of January.
  • Internal decision-making: In a related topic, the Committee is also defining how to make its internal decisions (for example: when is consensus needed on a decision?).  
  • Communications: The Committee is putting together a communications plan, to ensure that its work will include proper outreach and dissemination of information. The Committee is collaborating to create this plan with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Movement Strategy & Governance Team, who will provide support in executing it.
  • Timeline: The preliminary timeline for the Movement Charter process is being discussed. It will be published as an update to the Movement Charter Meta page in January. This timeline is not expected to be final, since it will need to be flexible with the consultation and ratification periods.

Summary of meetings

Major topics discussed during the Committee meetings:

  • Meetings: The MCDC members agreed to meet once every two weeks on Sundays, except for during the holidays break. The next meeting will be on 9 January.
  • Facilitation: The MCDC members will be facilitating the meetings themselves until a professional facilitator is hired (a process also overseen by the MCDC, and supported by the Movement Strategy & Governance Team). Professional facilitation is expected to start in February 2022.

* Diversity & expertise: According to the set up process, the Committee has the option to add “up to three additional candidates by consensus”. While there does not seem to be an immediate gap in diversity, the Committee may request expert advice or add “observer” members in the future.

  • Board meeting: Members from the Committee met with two members from the Board of Trustees (BoT) for the first time on 22 December 2021. Besides introductions from both sides, the main talking points were about the form of the collaboration between the MCDC and the BoT, and what type of communication/meetings will be happening to shape this collaboration.
  • Task management: The Committee is testing Asana, an online software, to assign and manage its tasks. This service will be provided by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Novembre 2021

Il comitato di redazione della carta del movimento (Movement Charter Drafting Committee oppure MCDC) è stato nominato il 1° novembre 2021. Da allora, il gruppo si è riunito due volte (il 10 novembre e il 18 novembre) e ha iniziato a lavorare su diversi attività, sia durante queste due prime riunioni sia dopo. Attualmente, il comitato sta iniziando a impostare un sistema per lavorare insieme e continuerà a riunirsi una volta ogni due settimane e a fornire aggiornamenti alla comunità almeno una volta al mese. Di seguito è riportato un riassunto delle discussioni che il gruppo ha avuto finora e i punti che sta affrontando.

Ongoing work

Al momento il Comitato sta lavorando sui seguenti aspetti:

  • Il comitato di redazione è sta impostando le sue procedure e sistemi interni, tra cui: facilitazione, comunicazione, flussi di lavoro, responsabilità e mandato, principi (vedi sotto), calendario e altri. A causa della pausa delle vacanze tra dicembre e gennaio, quest'attività si protrarrà fino all'inizio del 2022.
  • Il Comitato sta creando i principi che guideranno il suo lavoro futuro, compreso il modo in cui le decisioni sono prese, a chi il Comitato riferisce, qual è il suo mandato e così via. Questi principi dovrebbero essere finalizzati e condivisi dopo la quarta riunione del Comitato che avrà luogo il 19 dicembre.
  • Il gruppo sta creando una lista dei ruoli per chiarire le responsabilità dei membri del comitato di redazione e il supporto di cui hanno bisogno da Wikimedia Foundation o da un facilitatore esterno. In generale, ci si aspetta che Wikimedia Foundation fornisca supporto operativo in modo che i membri del MCDC possano concentrarsi sulla stesura dei contenuti.


Argomenti di discussione dalle riunioni:

  • Trasparenza è stata una richiesta popolare da parte della comunità. I membri del comitato hanno deciso di affrontarla adottando la regola di Chatham House: "chiunque venga ad una riunione è libero di utilizzare le informazioni della discussione, ma non è autorizzato a rivelare chi ha fatto un particolare commento".
  • Ci deve essere un equilibrio tra questa trasparenza e la quantità di informazioni condivise dalle riunioni del MCDC. I principali aggiornamenti saranno condivisi una volta al mese fino a quando il comitato non sarà pronto per iniziare a raccogliere feedback e input della comunità, si spera all'inizio del 2022.
  • Il "potere" e/o il mandato del MCDC dovrebbe essere chiarito: sia al comitato sia al movimento. È stato suggerito di usare una matrice DARCI per definire il ruolo esatto del comitato. Riguardo a chi il MCDC "riferisce", c'è stato un certo sostegno sulla scelta che debba riferire "al movimento".
  • La Ratifica della/e bozza/e della Carta del Movimento è una questione aperta. Alcuni suggerimenti sono stati:
    • 1. Presentazione di una bozza completa alla comunità con la possibilità di approvazione o rifiuto,
    • 2. Processo iterativo in cui la comunità rivede parti separate della bozza della Carta del Movimento a "tappe" predefinite.
  • Prima della stesura, ci si aspetta che il gruppo sia d'accordo sui principali argomenti o contesti della Carta del Movimento. Dal momento che il brainstorming degli argomenti con 15 persone richiede molto tempo, è stato suggerito che i membri possono fare brainstorming in "sottogruppi" più piccoli e riconvocarsi più tardi per concordare (un po' come le Conversazioni Globali).
  • La durata' del lavoro dell'MCDC dovrebbe inizialmente essere pari ad un periodo tra i 12 e i 18 mesi. Creare una linea temporale più dettagliata per questo periodo è uno dei prossimi passi e responsabilità del Comitato.