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Open call for participation in 9 Working Groups A jelöltök értékelése és kiválasztása Announcement of WG members and first in-person meetings Set-up continuation, WG diversification process Scoping WG work with community input round Materials and research analysis, including in-person discussions and online community feedback round In-person working group meetings, in-person strategy discussions and online community consultation, drafting recommendations, WG and community discussions conclusion Working groups put finishing touches on their work; working groups dissolve Recommendations synthesis and analysis, community discussions, presenting synthesized recommendations to the movement and Board of Trustees Integrating feedback into the recommendations, finalizing the recommendations Final recommendations published; transition from recommendations to implementation
2018. június 2. – július 12. 2018. július 3–19. Wikimania 2018 2018. július–október November 2018 – February 2019 March–June 2019, Wikimedia Summit 2019 July–September 2019, Wikimania 2019, Harmonization Sprint in Tunis 2019. október 2019. november – 2020. február 2020 március–április 2020. május–június


  • In 2016, Wikimedia turned 15 and we started wondering about what we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years.
  • In 2017, the Movement embarked on a participatory and adaptive Movement Strategy Process, to define what Wikimedia will look like in 2030, and how we want our projects, our communities and the free knowledge ecosystem to evolve. The first major milestone was the publication and endorsement of the Strategic Direction.
  • In 2018, we started to explore how we can update our structures and programs so that we can successfully and strongly advance in our Strategic Direction. Movement organizations began to incorporate the concepts of Knowledge Equity and Knowledge as a Service in their strategic and annual plans. In addition, a coordinated, exploratory process was initiated at WMCON 2018 to define what structural changes are necessary for the movement to be ready for the future.
  • In the second half of 2018, working groups were established to develop concrete recommendations for structural changes in 9 thematic areas that would help us move forward in our strategic direction. Close to 100 Wikimedians formed into nine working groups, each focused on one thematic area. Work began by the end of the year.
Wikimedia 2030 Movement Participation Timeline
  • In March 2019, the working groups produced scoping documents outlining a set of guiding questions that would help them analyze the Movement. Based on the initial scope, conversations, and research, the working groups began developing the first draft of the recommendations. While this was happening, broad-reaching conversations were also conducted on- and offline to identify needs and priorities from online communities and affiliate groups that could help shape the recommendations.
  • In June 2019, strategy salons - in-person meetings hosted by affiliate groups with their community members and a few external partners - started taking place. Between June and September, 48 strategy salons were held in 29 countries.
  • In August 2019, draft recommendations for change were published online and presented at Wikimania 2019. The Movement shared input, perspectives, and thoughts in person and online that the working groups could use to refine the recommendations.
  • In September 2019, the working groups developed the second iteration of the recommendations, 89 in total across the nine groups. Working groups dissolved by the beginning of November. At the end of 2019, a small team of writers (made up of former working group members) began synthesizing the recommendations to create one comprehensive, coherent set.
  • In early 2020, the synthesized, pre-final set of recommendations were published for the Movement to understand them, reflect on what they mean in their project, local, or thematic context, and provide feedback.
  • From March to April 2020, the extensive feedback was integrated into the recommendations. The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees also reviewed the recommendations once more following an earlier review in February, and requested some final revisions. After discussions, the revisions were integrated and the recommendations finalized.
  • In May 2020, the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations were published and shared with the Movement to start conversations to transition to implementation. It features 10 recommendations and 10 underlying principles and outlines a guide for change for how we will collaboratively create the future of our Movement.
  • Following the publication of the recommendations, the focus of Movement Strategy will be shifting, starting from June 2020, toward how to transition to the implementation phase.

Process steps, from scoping to recommendations

Movement Strategy Conversations and Presentations at Events

Event Date Location Core Team participants Working Group participants
Wikimedia Foundation All Hands January 27-31 San Francisco, USA Nicole Ebber, Tanveer Hasan, Jodi McMurray, Mehrdad Pourzaki
WikiConference North America 2019 November 8-11 Cambridge, MA, USA Mehrdad Pourzaki, Kelsi Stine-Rowe, Ellie McMillan
WikiIndaba November 8-10 Abuja, Nigeria Tanveer Hasan, Douglas Ssebaggala
WikidataCon October 25-26 Berlin, Germany Nicole Ebber
Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2019 October 11-13 Belgrade, Serbia Kaarel Vaidla, Tanveer Hasan
WikiCon October 4-6 Wuppertal, Germany Nicole Ebber, Abbad Diraneyya
WikiArabia October 4-6 Marrakesh, Morocco Mehrdad Pourzaki
Harmonization Sprint September 20-22 Tunis, Tunisia Nicole Ebber, Kaarel Vaidla, Bhavesh Patel, Mehrdad Pourzaki, Tanveer Hasan, Abbad Diraneyya
East Africa Strategy Summit 2019 September 7-8 Kampala, Uganda Kelsi Stine-Rowe, Douglas Ssebaggala
Wikimania August 14-18 Stockholm, Sweden Nicole Ebber, Kaarel Vaidla, Bhavesh Patel, Mehrdad Pourzaki, Tanveer Hasan, Kelsi Stine-Rowe, Anna Rees
ESEAP Strategy Summit June 29-30 Bangkok, Thailand Mehrdad Pourzaki, Tanveer Hasan, Kelsi Stine-Rowe
Wikimedia Hackathon May 17-19 Prague, Czech Republic ./.
Creative Commons Summit May 9-11 Lisbon, Portugal Nicole Ebber, Kaarel Vaidla
re:publica May 6-8 Berlin, Germany Nicole Ebber Alice Wiegand (Advocacy)
Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019 April 5-7 San Sebastián, Spain ./.
Internet Freedom Festival April 1-5 Valencia, Spain ./.
Wikimedia Summit March 29-31 Berlin, Germany All Core Team
IberoConf February 8-10 Santiago, Chile Tanveer Hasan
Wikimedia Foundation All Hands January 27-Feb 2 San Francisco, USA Nicole Ebber, Kaarel Vaidla, Jodi McMurray, Tanveer Hasan
Wikisammelan Kolkata 2019 January 11-13 Kolkata, India
GLAM Wiki Conference November 3-5 Tel Aviv, Israel Anna Lena Schiller, Kaarel Vaidla
Mozilla Festival October 26-28 London, United Kingdom Nicole Ebber, Bhavesh Patel
Technology Conference October 22-25 Portland, Oregon, USA no Core Team, but WG representatives Ryu Cheol (Product and Technology)
WikiConference North America October 18-21 Columbus, Ohio, USA Jodi McMurray
CEE Meeting October 13-15 Lviv, Ukraine Kaarel Vaidla, Tanveer Hasan
Northern Europe Meeting October 6-7 Stockholm, Sweden no Core Team representatives
Wikiconvention francophone October 5-7 Grenoble, France Kaarel Vaidla
WikiCon October 5-7 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland Nicole Ebber
Wikimania July 18-22 Cape Town, South Afrika Nicole, Kaarel, Jodi, Bhav, Anna Lena, Douglas, Anne