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Wikimedia CEE Hub/Youth Group/Prague Meeting 2023

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Guide for CEE Youth Meeting in Prague 2023

The Prague Meeting 2023 was the first in-person meeting of the members of the Youth Group, and it was held during 24th and 25th of November 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The meeting was announced during the hybrid meeting of the group at the Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Wikimedia CEE Hub opened the scholarship process and members of the group were invited to apply. During the October 2023, recipients of the scholarships were announced.


The Prague Meeting was attended by 15 participants from 8 different countries, of which 4 were female participants. Four organisers were present during the meeting, 2 staff members of the CEE Hub and 2 staff members of the Wikimedia Czech Republic.

Participants on the Prague Meeting 2023
Nr. Name Username Country
1 Y. Caner Özyayıkçı Kurmanbek  Turkey
2 Tomáš V0lkanic  Czech Republic
3 Valentyn Renvoy  Ukraine
4 Mari Avetisyan Մարի Ավետիսյան
Mari Avetisyan WMAM
5 Táda Bednarz Plánovací kalendář  Czech Republic
6 Mariam Kvartskhava Marikuna-115  Georgia
7 Nino Turmanidze Nina1009  Georgia
8 Martin Urbanec Martin Urbanec  Czech Republic
9 Jan Beránek janbery  Czech Republic
10 Nikos Likomitros NikosLikomitros  Greece
11 Elbek Khabibullaev Элдин беги  Kyrgyzstan
12 Jan Myšák Jan Myšák  Czech Republic
13 Daryna Rina.sl  Ukraine
14 Patrik Patrik L.  Czech Republic
15 Denis Smajlović Deni  Denmark


Hybrid meeting in Tbilisi during Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023

Group is an initiative of the CEE Hub to informally connect young people (younger than 26 years old) from the Central and Eastern Europe across the region to support capacity building in this area. It is organised by CEE Hub coordinator Barbara Klen and SC member Klára Joklová.

The group was established in May 2023. We want to create a space for collaboration and sharing among young Wikimedians. For this reason, the Catch Up meeting held by CEE Hub and Wikimedia Foundation's Movement Communications regional specialist Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska on 16th May 2023 was also focused on young people in the region.


Report from the Prague Youth Meeting 2023

Friday, 24th of November[edit]

Members of the group gathered at the hostel, Czech Inn around 17:00 CET and they were divided into 3 groups. Each group had a same mission: to find several sites and make photos to prove they were able to find what was asked. The last task was to find the restaurant where the dinner was scheduled. The game was played using the app Actionbound. After the dinner, some participants went sightseeing while others returned to the hotel.

Saturday, 25th of November[edit]

    • 09:00-09:15 - Getting together
    • 09:15-09:30 - Coffee and name tags
    • 09:30-09:40 - Start and introduction
    • 09:40-09:50 - Energiser
    • 09:50-10:15 - Inner work, ground rules & friendly space policy
    • 10:15-10:25 - Debriefing of the game
    • 10:25-10:35 - Explanation of the Goals for 2024
  • GOALS FOR 2024
    • 10:35-11:25 - Working groups
    • 11:25-11:35 - Break
    • 11:35-12:05 - Presenting the ideas and voting
    • 12:05-12:15 - Rock, Paper, Scissors (Tournament)
    • 12:15-13:00 - Connecting CEE Youth Group goals and local context
    • 13:00-13:45 - Lunch
    • 13:45-14:00 - Wikimania Intro
    • 14:00-14:15 - Individual work
    • 14:15-14:45 - Vision Board
    • 14:45-15:30 - Picking & main discussion
    • 15:30-15:50 - Break
  • 15:30-16:40 - Group work
    • 16:40-17:10 - Presentations
    • 17:10-17:45 - Youth Group definition
    • 17:45-18:10 - Feedback to the meeting


You can read the whole report from the meeting, where you can find details for the every agenda segment during Friday and Saturday of this Prague Meeting 2023.


During 2024 based on the conclusion of the Prague meeting, CEE Youth Group will focus on the following:

  • bi-monthly meetings, continuing to have these online meetings, first one will take place on 17th of January, 2024
  • hybrid/in-person meeting, which should be organised in a similar way to Prague Meeting during the 2024 (more information about the date and location will follow after Wikimania 2024)
  • Diff Blog post, continuing using the platform where we can inform broader public about the activities of the group and the work of its members
  • Joint project application, we will create a working group during January
  • Updates on our Meta page, regular updates by staff members, but the page is open for every group member to edit
  • Wikimania 2024, we will create a working group during January. The goal of the group will be creating a special programme for Wikimania, where the group can showcase their work
  • Creating a guidelines for the group, explaining the roles in the group, definition of the age limit, and distribution of the members
  • Internships, currently we have limited capacity, but we will explore the topic as we can start its implementation during 2025
  • Youth social networks, we agree that Telegram is a sufficient platform for communication, along with the mailing list. Instagram account will be open as well.
  • Learning sessions, will be defined during the year


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