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Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe is a partnership among the Wikimedia communities in Central and Eastern Europe. The main goal of the group is to stimulate growth for all Wikimedia projects of this region and aid in cooperation and understanding of individual projects which are part of the CEE region.

Background[edit]

The Central and Eastern European Wikimedia Group, also called as CEEWiki Group or CEEWikiLink, was founded in Haifa at Wikimania 2011. Its main purposes are organizing chapter meetings and helping those countries which have no chapter or user group.

What is the purpose of this group?[edit]

CEE Partnership is basically a broad project to "link-up" the CEE wikis in mutual co-operation. Some initiatives of this project include:

  • Wikimedia meetup Central and Eastern Europe
  • A joint CEE mailing list, facebook page or IRC channel #wmceeconnect
  • An article coverage campaign (this includes each CEE wiki having articles about other CEE countries - e.g. the Romanian Wikipedia having articles about famous Estonians and towns in Estonia)
  • Perhaps a Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe local chapter - this could be registered in a certain country but could operate on a pan-CEE basis.

Why is this group unique?[edit]

It is the first time that a group of Wikimedia projects in a region have come together for co-operation. Outside Meta, we have seen fairly little co-operation between Wikimedia projects of different languages, on an organised scale. That's important because, by co-operating, all CEE wikis can grow mutually. This will also strengthen the voice of CEE wikis in the general Wikimedia structure. Just look at what the European Union has achieved!

Membership[edit]

Wikimedia projects in following languages are included in WMCEE[1]:

Wikipedia active editors
Albanian 49
Armenian 241
Azerbaijani 214
Belarusian 77
Bosnian 32
Bulgarian 228
Croatian 123
Czech 488
Georgian 62
Greek 265
Esperanto 82
Estonian 102
Hungarian 442
Latvian 75
Lithuanian 83
Macedonian 37
Polish 1201
Romanian 181
Russian 3247
Serbian 232
Slovak 120
Slovenian 89
Ukrainian 800

Founding Wikimedia organizations and groups[edit]

Invited Wikimedians[edit]

Supporters, advisors[edit]

Observers[edit]

Communication[edit]

Projects[edit]

Past projects[edit]

Ongoing projects[edit]

Planned projects[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. At least 5 edits per month. Data from stats.wikimedia.org, as of July 2017