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Plenary Workshop: How can we work better together?[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Julia, Kirchner, User:Julia Kirchner (WMDE)
Wikimedia Deutschland


  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Increasing the level of cooperation on the level of communities.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Workshop (work in groups)


Regional conferences such as the CEE-Meeting bring people together. As such, the CEE-Meeting aims to increase collaboration among affiliates, as specified in the topics for strategic discussions. While much of such exchange about possible collaboration happens in between sessions in informal spaces, it is also beneficial to have a plenary session where all conference attendees come together and identify the most important or pressing questions related to collaboration within the regional group. This session hopes to faciliate this process in a workshop format for the entire group of conference participants. Participants will be able to brainstorm ideas and questions in small groups and then get right to work by developing some of these ideas further and idenfifying next steps. In the end, all those ideas and action plans will be shared with the larger group and will hopefully kick-start conversations and actions for the remainder of the conference. As such, it would be preferable to have this workshop take place early in the conference (e.g. first session on Saturday morning) in order for the session to have the most impact.

Expected outcomes[edit]

The desired outcome of this session would be a clear picture of the most important questions related to collaboration among CEE affiliates and first ideas for action on how to answer some of these questions. At the end of the session, participants will have the chance to work on one specific question of their choosing and brainstorm first solutions and next steps together in small groups.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

120 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

I would need about 30 sheets of flipchart paper, 30 flipchart markers and tables arranged in banquet style.

Slides or further information[edit]

I hosted a similar session at the WikiIndaba in Tunis earlier this year. You can find the documentation of this earlier session on Commons: (Indaba 18) How do we work better together - Part 1, (Indaba 18) How do we work better together - Part 2 + 3

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]