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Wikimedia Community User Group Albania/2022 Report

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The first two quarters of the year started dynamically with a number of activities that were focus on various direction. More specifically:

  • activities targeted towards new contributors
  • planning for rapid grant and annual grant for
  • establishing collaboration with the CEE Hub team
  • applications to participation to meetings with other Wikimedia communities
  • continuing our work on presenting cultural heritage in Albania on Wikimedia Commons and SQ Wikimedia.

Activities for May 2022 - May 2023[edit]

Edit-a-Thon about Cold War with PhD. Ylber Mark Done[edit]

  • Date: 13.04.2023
  • Location: Open Labs hackerspace, Tirana
  • Organized by: WCUGA
  • Description of the activity: In collaboration with PhD Ylber Mark we learned more about Cold War that happend between United States and the Soviet Union and how Albania was affected. We edited and added new articles in Wikipedia.
  • https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq-XKfKNVfB/

Open Meetup with WCUGA Done[edit]

  • Date: 23.03.2023
  • Location: Open Labs hackerspace, Tirana
  • Organized by: WCUGA
  • Description of the activity: Periodic meetings for WCUGA. This time we discussed and worked on the annual activities agenda.
  • https://www.instagram.com/p/CqDC4iEuBfi/

Meetup, The Albanian House illustrations in Wikimedia Commons Done[edit]

  • Date: 17.03.2023
  • Location: Open Labs hackerspace, Tirana
  • Organized by: WCUGA
  • Description of the activity: The young artist Ramiz Maliqati, an artist from Tirana presented his work with illustrations of the traditional buildings of Tirana. UG team members explained to participants and to Ramiz how to create a Wikimedia Commons account and all participants started uploading the illustrations on Wikimedia Commons.

At the same time, we learn to edit through them in Wikimedia commons.

Open Meetup with WCUGA Done[edit]

Workshop on how to edit SQ Wikipedia Done[edit]

  • Date: 21.02.2023
  • Location: Open Labs hackerspace, Tirana
  • Organized by: WCUGA
  • Description of the activity: The first activity of the year for all those who want to take the first steps in SQ Wikipedia (creating an account, learning the basic rules, first editing the article, etc.).
  • https://www.instagram.com/p/Co2mhunNc5M/

Open Meetup with WCUGA Done[edit]

Open Meetup with WCUGA Done[edit]

Other activities[edit]

Below is a list of additional activities where members of our user group were involved.

CEE Hub coordination[edit]

We have been in touch with the CEE Hub team in various calls and communication to not only improve our local footprint, but also to work together with other user groups that are located in the region.

Preliminary meetings with GLAM and Education related institutions[edit]

After the SQ Wikifilmat project, where we collaborated with the Albanian National Center of Films, we have started preliminary meetings to explore potential establishment of collabs with the following entities:

  • Lëvizja për Universitetin
  • Këshilli Shqiptar i Medias
  • Institute of Cultural Anthropology and the Study of Art
  • Debatic Center of Contemporary Art
  • Pika pa Sipërfaqe publishing house
  • Erafilm Albania