Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019/Attend

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5-7 April 2019 | San Sebastián (Q10313) - Basque Country

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onostia will be the best place for this conference, located in the Basque Country is a congress friendly city. The Basque Wikimedians User Group (EWKE in Basque language) is developing a three-year education program with the Basque Government.

Applications are now closed. You can write hezkuntza(_AT_) for any inquiry.

If you are...

  • A Wikimedian who is working on education and wishes to learn and share what you are doing and what you have learned on the process
  • A researcher who pursues a more formal approach with your colleagues and share what wikis can boost on the learning process. should attend this Wikimedia+Education Conference.

But, our goal is also fastening relations with our local community, so we want to have a good local audience and, also, try to make something with local volunteers before the formal conference. We are looking for local people involved in the Basque Education Program, teachers, researchers, etc. As we can provide good infrastructure for the Conference, it will be a ~100 people meeting, with around 40 being local partners.

Friendly Space Policy[edit]

All participants of the Wikimedia+Education 2019 Conference are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimedia Foundation Friendly Space Policy and the BWUG Friendly Space Policy. Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.

Take and give back[edit]

We aim at bringing together people interested and involved in educational projects with Wikipedia and related studies, with a view to obtaining a network of experiences and knowledge. We look forward to bringing people involved in Wikimedia+Education together to increase the possibility to translate it into more and better projects in more communities, getting support and help from others.

Our two-year experience, which counts on education-specific support of a government and targets the education system, will be a good takeaway for the Wikimedia Community all around the world. Small language Wikipedias can benefit from our work and share with their communities the different approaches learned in the Conference.

But this movement is about taking and giving, so we will learn about other projects, and our local community will take note that there are other ways and they can pursue other approaches for their daily usage of Wikimedia in Education. The establishment of new networks will make these partners self-sufficient, with new learning patterns and case studies.


The opening of the conference (evening of 5th April) will take place in the

City Hall of Donostia.

On 6 and 7 April, the conference will be held on the fourth floor of Tabakalera, the International Centre for Contemporary Culture.


Accommodation for attendants with Scholarship: Sercotel Hotel Europa and Tryp Orly.

Hotel recommendation for attendants:

One Shot Tabakalera House Hotel, Sercotel Hotel Europa, Tryp Orly, Hotel Terminus, Hotel Arrizul Congress, A room in the City, DownTown River Hostel and multiple more hotels and hostels in the city centre.


This congress friendly city is easy to reach for the Basque Community and for international attendees. Donostia-San Sebastian, with one of the best beaches in the world,[1] is considered one of the best European destinations for city breaks and gastronomy.[2] [3]

Donostia is a totally accessible destination, as San Sebastian Tourism & Convention Bureau obtained in 2011 the highest qualification in the Tourist Accessibility Model.[4]

What to see in Donostia[edit]

The Concha BayOld Town of San SebastianRomantic AreaSan Telmo MuseumTabakaleraAquariumMount Igeldo

Places to see near Donostia[edit]

AlbaolaGeoparkeaSagardoetxeaBasque CoastMountains and Natural ParksGuggenheim Museum - Bilbao

Practical information[edit]

  • Emergency Number: 112
  • Weather: Donostia is a city with mild climate. Temperatures generally are gentle but humidity is high. Clouds and squalls are frequent throughout the year, being more frequent in winter.
  • Inhabitants: Almost 186,000; metropolitan area 405,099.
  • Official languages: Basque and Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity: Standard voltage of 230V and frequency of 50Hz. Type F power sockets, also known as “Schuko”.

How to get to Donostia[edit]

By Plane[edit]

Donostia airport (EAS) is located only 20 kilometers from the city centre and is mainly connected to Madrid and Barcelona. Donostia is also connected by two international airports within a one hour ride, Bilbao (BIO) and Biarritz (BIQ), both with good bus shuttle service.

By Train[edit]

The company RENFE offers connections from Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and many Spanish cities to the central station in Donostia, located in the city centre by the river.

The company SNCF offers connections from many French cities and Paris to its terminus train station in Hendaia. Change there to a 50 minute-ride on the light railway Euskotren heading to central Donostia, with departures every 30 minutes; exit at station Donostia/San Sebastián - Amara.

By Bus[edit]

Donostia is connected with many Basque, Spanish and European cities by bus. The central bus station is located in the city centre by Tabakalera and the station of the Spanish rail network; most buses arrive and depart from there.

The main companies are: Eurolines, Alsa, Monbus, Pesa and Lurraldebus. Local bus service is operated by the company Dbus, that connects all areas of the city.


  1. "The world's best beaches - according to our experts". The Telegraph (in en-GB). Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  2. "Experts’ Choice 2018: San Sebastián wins Best European Destination". Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  3. "San Sebastián Named World's Best Food Destination". Fine Dining Lovers. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  4. "Quality destination - San Sebastian Tourism". Retrieved 2018-04-10.