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Wikimedia Community User Group CEE Spring

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In contemporary times the CEE region has experienced several unfortunate Springs that have resulted in misunderstandings, conflicts and disappointment (exempli gratia the replacement of Dubček in April of 1969 to reverse the Prague Spring, escalating conflicts in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the Spring of 1988, intensification of Transnistrian conflict in March of 1992, the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo in April of 1992 and most recently the Spring of 2014, which marks the beginning of the War in Donbass).

From this idea we started Wikimedia CEE Spring, an annual event organised by Wikimedians and Wikipedians who joined the Central and Eastern Europe collaboration with an aim to support article creation about every country in the region on every Wikipedia.

Wikimedia CEE Spring aims to join local forces of free knowledge to accumulate and distribute information about history, culture, traditions and people in every corner of the region to support mutual acknowledgement and understanding and to increase the quantity and quality of free knowledge available about the CEE region globally.

We now aim to extend this beyond the CEE by encouraging other communities to write about our region. We have decided to start the user group to bring the idea to other communities by offering support, materials and events to interested participants.


Blog and social media[edit]

Annual reports[edit]

Because of the narrow focus of this user group, the annual report is equivalent to the final project grant report of CEE Spring: