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Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe or CEEWikiLink 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.


The Central and Eastern European Wikimedia Group, usually called as CEEWiki Group, was founded in Haifa at Wikimania 2011. Its main purposes are organising 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!


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

Wikipedia active editors
Albanian 36
Armenian 247
Azerbaijani 143
Belarusian 61
Bosnian 38
Bulgarian 247
Croatian 141
Czech 547
Georgian 72
Greek 253
Esperanto 396
Estonian 114
Hungarian 466
Latvian 71
Lithuanian 88
Macedonian 45
Polish 1144
Romanian 222
Russian 3176
Serbian 210
Slovak 113
Slovenian 84
Ukrainian 795

Founding Wikimedia organizations and groups[edit]

Invited Wikimedians[edit]

Supporters, advisors[edit]




Past projects[edit]

  • Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015 - a 3-month period for creating articles about every country in the region in every Wikipedia in the region.

Ongoing projects[edit]

Planned projects[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. At least 5 edits per month. Data from, taken on 29 November 2015