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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Herripediak: community work to promote local knowledge in Wikipedia

Herripediak (townpedia): community work to promote local knowledge

Author(s) of the submission

Xabier Cañas, Aitzol Astigarraga

E-mail address


Country/place of origin

Basque Country

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Basque Wikipedians User Group

Main theme

Skills for life

Type of session

Learners, people interested in promoting local knowledge through non formal educational programs

Length of session

20 min.

Do you want to submit a paper for peer-reviewing?



From 2015 till now we have developed several different wikiprojects: Amarapedia, Donostiapedia, Uliako Lore Baratzak... all of them collaborative projects linking Wikipedia with local knowledge. The objective has been to create articles on Wikipedia about our closest environment (people, places, neighborhood, city): construction of the local knowledge by locals with the help of wikipedians. The final result was collected in various books (Donostiapedia, Uliako Lore Baratzak) or, where appropriate, made available to people through multilingual QR codes.

How does your proposal add knowledge to the international community in Wikimedia and education?
  1. It could be interesting as a model of non-formal education
  2. Wikipedia as integration and convivence tool for the local community
Who is the intended ideal audience for the topic?

People interested in non-formal educational models, teachers,

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