Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group

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Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group is a group of users active on the Romanian Wikimedia projects who are interested in organizing and participating in outreach activities on national and international level.

We have been active for more than ten years already coordinating an organizing among others some educational partnerships, workshops, presentations in different events (see WLM, WLE, Europeana 14-18 etc.). Having that in mind we would prefer to work as an officially recognized group in order to have the advantages of using the grants, trademarks and logos of Wikimedia, in our activities.


To increase the relevance and perception of Wikimedia projects, both among the regular readers and users, as well as within the cultural and scientific communities.

Strategic goals[edit]

We have four main strategic goals:

  • to attract a significant number of new contributors to the Wikimedia projects
  • to increase the number of materials (documents, images etc) made available by the GLAM partners for Wikimedia projects
  • to help increasing the quality of the contributions on the target projects
  • to help alleviating the different existing gaps within our community (geographical distribution of the editors, gender and age etc.)


  • conduct regular meetings with the contributors in the major cities of Romania and Moldova for discussions, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • empower and engage members present online on Wikimedia Romania projects in offline activities, too
  • provide support for the projects developed by the wikimedians of Romania and Moldova
  • conduct online and offline editing contests and editathons
  • identify appropriate environments for recruiting new contributors and conduct specific activities
  • establish a relevant network of contacts and relations with other entities from the cultural and scientific communities
  • engage and develop common projects with the GLAM community


The User Group is open and anyone that cumulative meets the following requirements can join it:

  • is an active contributor on Romanian Wikipedia and has 300 or more contributions in the last 12 months to a Wikimedia project, on a registered account that has existed for more than 6 months
  • has a good community standing, not being blocked or suspended for editorial misconducting in the previous 6 months
  • have participated, being present – physically or online, in at least one of the User Group meetings
  • have been involved in at least one off-wiki activity of the User Group (organization of events, presentations and workshops, the production of manuals and educational materials or support of the functional needs of the User Group, and so on), in the previous 12 months
  • formally requests membership, obtains the agreement of 2/3 of the existing members and agree to respect the membership requirements
  • his/her positions or actions respect the essential code of conduct:
    • do not affect the core values of WMF
    • do not create functional obstacles to WMF projects
    • do not act in bad faith within the User Group



The initiators of the user-group have significant previous experience in organizing off-wiki events promoting Wikipedia, such as:


  • Edit-a-thon and online contest „Feminine personalities from Romania and Moldova” (gender-gap targeted; March)


  • Meeting Moldovan Wikimedians (February)
  • Meeting Romanian Wikimedians - 15 years of Romanian Wikipedia (June)
  • Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018 (March-May)
  • Wiki Loves Earth (June)
  • Wiki Loves Monuments (September)
  • Edit-a-thon and online contest „Centenar România” (100 years of Romania; March and November)
  • Edit-a-thon and online contest „Un clasic o operă” (Wikisource targeted; TBD)

List of members[edit]

To be filled on the on the WMRO wiki ...