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Affiliate codeWMEU
Country codeEU
Legal statusAssociation internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL)
Founding date2022
Main officeブリュッセル
Membership24 (参加者一覧)
Official language(s)英語
Other language(s)フランス語、ドイツ語
代表(President)Claudia Garád
幹事Maciej Artur Nadzikiewicz
財務担当者Capucine-Marin Dubroca-Voisin
  • Rebecca MacKinnon
  • Gonçalo Themudo
Key people
  • Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Anna Mazgal
Incorporation paper規約集
RemarksBoard resolutions










写真 名前 ウィキメディアの利用者名 議席 用語 役割 提携団体
Wikimedia Summit 2019 - Portrait Claudia Garád.jpg Claudia Garád
Wikimedia Austria
Maciej Nadzikiewicz, 2019 (cropped).jpg Maciej Artur Nadzikiewicz
Wikimedia Poland
Capucine-Marin Dubroca-Voisin.jpg Capucine-Marin
Wikimedia France
Rebecca MacKinnon (10).jpg Rebecca MacKinnon
(22 Aug 2022)
Wikimedia Foundation office camera shy.png Gonçalo Themudo
Wikimedia Portugal



We created a presentation to brief potential future members on Wikimedia Europe.



If you wish to join Wikimedia Europe or receive updates, please reach out to Anna Mazgal (anna.mazgal@wikimedia-europe.eu)

Stay updated!

You can join the following mailing lists to get updates from us:

Updates (updates(_AT_)wikimedia-europe(_DOT_)eu) – this is a list for all news related to Wikimedia Europe, our meetings, organisational matters and Board activity. The people receiving those emails are both official representatives of their organisations to WMEU and other people from those organisations and groups that wish to be informed about Wikimedia Europe's internal affairs. If you or anybody else from your organisation would like to be there – let us know and we will make that happen[2][3].

Public policy list (publicpolicy(_AT_)lists(_DOT_)wikimedia(_DOT_)org) – this is a public list to share policy updates, look for experiences and perspective in general policy and advocacy questions – both by us in Brussels and our subscribers. The subscribers are policy and advocacy experts, enthusiasts and followers from Wikimedia and other organisations, including EU institutions, media and entities we sometimes get on opposite positions in policy debates with. It has a moderate amount of traffic and serves to share a much praised monthly digest on Brussels policy prepared by Dimi[4][5][6].


ステップ 時期
Drafting notarial deed for the establishment of the INGO Done (December 2022)
Execution of notarial deed by the notary After membership is confirmed at a satisfactory level (January 2023)
Application for legal recognition at the Belgian Federal Justice Department Three business days as of date of notarial deed
Royal Decree granting legal personality to the INGO Expected within three months as of the date of application
Publication of the establishment of the INGO One month as of the granting of the date of the Royal Decree


As an organized civil society organization we want to play an even stronger role than before in shaping European regulation in terms of free knowledge, access to information and freedom of expression.

The shortcomings of the current informal structure do not allow for a strong appearance to policymakers, journalists, and stakeholders. The brand "FKAGEU" is in great need of explanation, and is not recognizable as a Wikimedia operation despite serving our Movement for many years. Also, it does not have capacity to ensure institutional fundraising for itself as well as for the affiliates.

In the global landscape where technology underpins access to information and knowledge exchange at an unprecedented scale, Europe is seen as a regulatory environment uniquely fitted to deal with challenges that the platform economy brings. There is a lack of a distinct institutionally credible voice that explains the need of a democratic discourse based on exchange of true information. One that exemplifies that the internet can still be a sphere of hope, openness and collaboration.

The impact of establishing this entity is that people will have more free knowledge, more access to information and are not afraid to speak their mind, so that an informed democratic discourse is possible in Europe and knowledge becomes accessible to all. As an outcome, free knowledge, access to information and freedom of expression are taken into account within the legislative and regulatory framework of the European institutions. We understand our conversations, statements, position papers, press releases and online campaigns to be outputs.

As a result, a unique European player can be created that actively participates in the policy discourse. The Wikimedia projects are the largest non-commercial platforms in the world. Wikimedia is one of the largest civil society organizations that is both supported by a vibrant, engaged and diverse community and developed a unique open technological ecosystem. There is no other civil society organization in Europe with this set of technological know-how. This uniqueness in the discussion about platforms, combined with its technical expertise, makes Wikimedia a focus point in the European policy discourse.


An association will be set up in the second half of 2022 with as many European affiliates as possible. The current favorite but not definitive institutional option is an "association internationale sans but lucratif (ASBL) / internationale vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (VZW)" under Belgian law. A later enlargement through accession of more affiliates is possible and aspired. This new organization shall be named "Wikimedia Europe". In the future, we may seek an agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation to use the trademark "Wikimedia" and call ourselves "Wikimedia Europe".

The founding of Wikimedia Europe will be made public through press and media work, a public event, and direct outreach to policy makers and partners in Europe. Subsequently, the already existing advocacy formats will be continued. The usual close coordination and cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation will be pursued.


EU フリー知識擁護グループ(略称FKAGEU) は、ヨーロッパ圏のウィキメディアの国別・地域別協会、テーマ別組織および利用者グループを代表する活動体であり、主要な立法および政策の変更がウィキメディアの理想や使命、価値に影響を与える場合、明確な統一見解を示します。現在のところ、この FKAGEU には法的構造がありません。管理はウィキメディア・ドイツ協会が担当しており、域内の国別・地域別協会9件が資金を拠出しています。職員2名を雇用しFTEとして業務に従事しています。(※=Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU。)

ヨーロッパにおけるウィキメディア運動の支持をさらに増すには、既存の能力や計悪の強化を目指す私たちは、ヨーロッパにおける法務の実体をハブとして設立することにしました。これはウィキメディア2030運動戦略にしたがうものです。名称を「ウィキ・ヨーロッパ」(Wiki Europe)とし、個人ではなく組織の複合体と位置付けます。その核となる存在はEU権利擁護の働きであり、およそ10年の実績があります。このウィキメディア・ヨーロッパにはさらに2部門を設けるとして、例えば募金活動、知識の交流が考えられます。前者はEU諸機関から法人として寄付を募ること、提携団体に支給する補助金の原資を集めます。



既存の2チームは仕事量がいっぱいになったため、これらの期待値にどのように確実に応えるか、ヨーロッパ地域の ED を集めたフォーカスグループで検討しました。推奨事項としてFKAGEUの事業を構造的に強化すること、そのために自律構造を置いてウィキメディア運動関連の計画立案および個人の能力の向上を機敏に提供します。これと並行して、調査結果とウィキメディア運動 2030 戦略に基づく戦略的方向性を整え、FKAGEUのサービス対象であるコミュニティが目標を立てると、それを達成できる方法を運用可能にしました。




  1. 規約第5条の定めによる:"参加組織はすべて、ヨーロッパの国に本拠地を置く法的な実体であり、ウィキメディア運動における提携団体とすでに承認済みとする"。
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