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Please find Wikimedia CH's February newsletter.
If you wish to share an event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message at Happy reading!


General Assembly 2016: April, 2nd 2016
Wikimedia CH's General Assembly will be taking place on April 2nd in Lausanne from 10:15 am. After the General Assembly, a complimentary lunch will be available and finally a Wikidata training will be provided. Save the date and check out all the information on the event's page: here .We look forward to seeing you there.


  • Wikimedia January brunch
Wikimedia CH New Year's Brunch. Picture: CC-BY-SA 4.0 Pakeha

We would like to thank all the people who supported & joined us for the various events happening to celebrate Wikipedia's 15th birthday. The event received a good media coverage which you may consult in the press section.

  • Web 3.0, the power of the semantic web & structured data

The presentation of Wikidata and the 15th birthday of Wikipedia was celebrated in Lugano on January 20th. All the presentations are available on the ATED website. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants as well as ATED-ICT Ticino who hosted the event and helped us organize the event.

The conference room
  • Art + Feminism 2016
CC-BY-SA 3.0 Theredproject

Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. In 2016, the Wikipedia Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon will take place simultaneously in several cities in Switzerland from the 4th to the 6th March. See the french, german and italian event pages to get more information with regards to the different language-regions in Switzerland.

Wikimania Esino Lario[edit]

Get your scholarships

CC-BY-SA 4.0 EneasMx

Wikimedia CH is glad to grant scholarships to active contributors living in Switzerland in order to attend Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario. You can submit your application via email to Please note that the eligibility criteria to receive a grant is to be an active contributor to a Wikimedia project. Each person who will receive a grant is asked to commit to share your learnings & take aways from the event to your respective communities after the conference. Therefore we would much appreciate if you could detail, in your application, how you intend to carry this in 1-2 sentences. Last but not least, please indicate in your application whether you are interested to join for a shared transportation by bus to Esino Lario or if you wish to travel independently (by train). A departure from Bern to Esino Lario is scheduled on June, 23d at 2pm and a return leg will depart from Esino Lario to Bern on June, 26 at 2pm. The deadline for the application is on March 31.

Wikipedia Offline[edit]


Collection Max van Berchem online

Public Domain. Swiss National Library, EAD-7607

Thanks to the Swiss National Library, good quality, high-resolution digital versions of the images of Max van Berchem are now available on Wikimedia Commons. More information is available here


Date Event Location
06.02.2016 Wikipedia Writing Atelier Swiss National Library in Bern
15.02.2016 Wikipedia-Atelier: How to edit an article Volkshochschule Bern
20.02.2016 Anniversary 50th Wikipedia Stammtisch Zürich
23.02.2016 Let's fill the wiki gender gap University of Geneva
25.02.2016 Wikipedia-Atelier: How to upload an image Volkshochschule Bern

Open Data[edit]

Switzerland has a new OGD portal

CC-BY-SA 3.0 Auregann

The Swiss open government data (OGD) portal is now online. You can learn more information thanks to the Swiss Federal Archive's press release here.