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What date we are actually planning to make it at? According to the mail communication, the meting seemed to be rather targeted to the march... I am pondering here a bit :), because from the organization point of view, this might make quite a difference for us. (Just my opinion now) We do have internal Wikimedian/Wikipedian conference in Czech Republic at the end/in-the-midst-of of December, so to speak, if the CEE meeting would be too close to it, we might get bit overheated here :)))). --Reo On|+|+ 10:04, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Encompassed countries[edit]

Does the term CEE refers to these countries [1]? This is somewhat different from the scope of en:CEE. Kubura (talk) 03:07, 27 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

Nice to meet you :)[edit]

Hello everyone! I wanted to introduce myself. I'm the Wikimedia Foundation's education program manager for Eastern Europe and CEE. I'm very interested in getting to know you, to learn more about the work being done in your countries and communities around Wikimedia projects in education, and to see how I may be able to participate in and support your work in the future. You can reach me on my talk page. You can find me on IRC as: AnnaKoval. You can email me at: I am also on Facebook and Twitter. I hope we will talk soon. All the best, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 19:44, 1 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

London Meetup[edit]

For those of you attending Wikimania in London, a meetup has been proposed. Please let me know if I can help with the planning. Cheers, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 19:57, 1 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

2014 Meeting[edit]

Is there yet any information onwiki about the 2014 CEE Meeting? Thank you. Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 19:57, 1 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

How to Choose a Host?[edit]

During a Wikimedia CEE meetup during Wikimania 2016 we started a discussion on how to choose a host for Wikimedia CEE Meetings, how to organise the process. The main issues (criteria) to take into account are:

  • avoidance of possible burnout of volunteers preparing big formal bids and not getting to host the event (like it was for Wikimania)
  • lowering the costs (travel, venue, accommodation etc)
  • taking into account visa issues
  • shall we limit the number of participants/scholarships?
  • shall we limit the number of affiliates joining?

There are a few ways to address the question (having a simple checklist for the things (criteria) to consider, a very draft budget etc). Also we need to think if we need to establish a committee choosing the host. And the decision is also time sensitive, as it is wise to have a host declared on CEEM 2016, so the chosen team can start working soon. Your input is welcome! --アンタナナ 16:59, 24 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

P.S. Etherpad is here: wikimania2016-ceemeetup --アンタナナ 16:59, 24 June 2016 (UTC)Reply
P.P.S. A very important opportunity: WMDE can provide a spot for the host country in the organization team of the Wikimedia Conference (some kind of paid internship)

Criteria: what is important to consider?[edit]

My 2c:

  • countries that already hosted the event should be considered only if no new countries apply
  • the city and project leader should be the only requirement 1 year in advance; those are needed mainly for evaluating travel costs (my understanding is this is the main spending)--Strainu (talk) 15:31, 25 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

WMCEE Committee: do we need it? How to establish it?[edit]

One representative per country is too much. 5-7 people in the selection committee should be enough. We shouldn't be ashamed to ask for support from current or previous members of the Wikimania committee.--Strainu (talk) 15:32, 25 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Number of Scholarships: shall we limit it? How to choose?[edit]

As long as the number of countries doesn't increase, 2 users/country seems appropriate. --Strainu (talk) 14:21, 27 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Other issues[edit]

Wikimedia CEE Meetings online - from 2020 on...[edit]

It seems that 2020 online meeting was good effort and it enabled more people to participate from other geographies and also go beyond single representative *(scholarship limitations). Think 2021 plans should be developed in the way not to return to just previous model, but to do a hybrid event. This adds complexity and should be considered in many ways. Maybe it is worth talking about it now Zblace (talk) 07:55, 12 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

So two years later I wish we advanced this, not just (somewhat) naively belied that offline conference is easy and accessible to all.
Knowing that hybrid is super hard I hope organizers will at least have 50% of conference to be hybrid next year if the situation with pandemic and war remains the same.
--Zblace (talk) 14:08, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply