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Wiki ambassador: Undercover Wikimedian at university


Name(s) and/or username(s)

Miljan Simonović, User:Miljan Simonović
Wikimedia Serbia, Board member
Marko Adam, User:AxeAdam20
Wikimedia Serbia, Board member


  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Attracting new editors and creating comfortable conditions for them
  2. Capacity development:
    • Encouragement of new editors
    • Outreach, particularly in education

Type of submission (Please choose one)

  • Presentation with discussion (one-to-many + Q&A)



Presentation will show collaboration between Wikimedia Serbia and faculties, with help of Wiki ambassadors - Wikimedians and students who communicate with professors and organize workshops for other students. We will explain how to find and recruit Wiki ambassadors and how to teach them to organize workshops and coordinate students. Wiki ambassadors are different model of collaboration with educational institutions because they work almost independently and we will present pros and cons of their existence.

Expected outcomes


Attendees will get an insight of this cooperation model and will be able to apply it in their local community. They will find out how to overcome the most common challenges (how to: find wiki ambassadors, train them, communicate with them, motivate them...)

Duration (without Q&A)


20 minutes for the presentation and 30 minutes for Q&A.

Specific requirements



Slides or further information

CEE Meeting 2018, Wiki ambassadors

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

  1. --Jetam2 (talk) 21:58, 27 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --Nickispeaki (talk) 21:16, 12 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]