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Wikimedia Polska
Wikimedia Polska
Poland on the globe (Europe centered)
Affiliate codeWMPL
Country codePL
Founding date14 August 2005
Approval date15 November 2005
Main officeŁódź
Membership126 (members' list)
Volunteers18 (permanent)
Official language(s)Polish
Prezes (President)Michał Buczyński (Aegis Maelstrom)
Key peopleWojciech Pędzich
Szymon Garczewski (Tar Lócesilion)
Paweł Marynowski (Yarl)
Łukasz Garczewski (TOR)
Wojciech Tadeusz Mężyk (WTM)
Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (Magalia)
Incorporation paperStatut
Budgetrev. approx. $180.000
(planned 2019)
exp. approx. $200.000
(planned 2019)
AffiliationsWikimedia Central and Eastern Europe
Mobile number(+48) 790 290 842
E-mail addressbiuro(_AT_) (office)
zarzad(_AT_) (Board)
Mailing listWikimediaPL-l
FacebookWikimedia Polska
YoutubeWikimedia Polska

Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska (WMPL, Wikimedia Polska Association) is an independent non-profit, membership-based organisation serving as a Wikimedia chapter in Poland. It was created during in 2005 and recognized as the fourth Wikimedia chapter. According to the Bylaws, the purpose of the Association is to equate everyone's chances to access knowledge, both general and specific in the fields of science, culture, education and art as well as to promote and organise volunteering and charity.


Every Polish citizen over the age of 16 as well as foreign residents of Poland may become regular members of the Association, provided that they have contributed to any of the Wikimedia projects, have filled a membership form, were accepted by the Board and have paid the annual membership fee, which is currently set at a minimum of PLN 1.00 (USD 0.26). Corporate bodies may become supporting members of the Association but they are not allowed voting rights. As of February 5, 2019, Wikimedia Polska had 131 regular members.


Wikimedia Polska is supported primarily by voluntary donations from the general public. It has been recognised by Polish authorities as a public benefit organization since 28 March 2007 and it has been therefore possible for individuals to donate 1% of their income tax to the Association.


The board of Wikimedia Polska as of 2019-12-31. From left to right: Wojciech Pędzich, masti, Aegis Maelstrom, Yarl, Maire, and Phinek. Tar Lócesilion is missing.

The Board of the Association is responsible for the day-to-day running of the chapter and is elected by the regular members at the Annual General Assembly.

According to the Bylaws of the Association, the Board consists of seven members at maximum, including the President, at least one Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to three other members. Six of the current members of the Board were elected for a two-year term in 2018 during the Annual General Assembly on 9 June 2016 in Katowice. One member was elected for a one-year term in 2019 during the Annual General Assembly on 8 June 2019 in Wrocław.

The following members are currently serving on the Board:

The current term of the Board ends in 2020.

Programmes and projects[edit]

WMPL runs a number of programmes, chiefly in the areas of volunteer support and GLAM, but also related to education and advocacy. Among most successful programmes, there are:

  • Wikigranty (a popular microgrants programme),
  • Wikiekspedycje ("Wikiexpeditions", a series of photographic expeditions to remote regions of Poland),
  • Wiki Lubi Zabytki (a highly successful edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, including the competition on the national level as well as accompanying exhibitions and other events),
  • Etnokarpaty ("Carpathian Ethnography Project", a cross-border GLAM project conducted in cooperation with Wikimedia affiliates from Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic)

and much more. See details in yearly reports.


Attendees of 2019 Wikimedia Polska Conference in Wrocław

Wikimedia Poland has organized a number of national and local events. Its main multi-day conference is Konferencja Wikimedia Polska ("Wikimedia Polska Conference", organized every late spring or early summer, where guests from the outside of Wikimedia world are invited and where general assemblies of WMPL are held.

Other events are thematic meetings like Winter Retreats (focused on editing workshops with an element of a forseen improvisation) and meetups for most active sister project communities, Wikisource and Wiktionary (Źródłosłów).


#wikimedia-pl on Freenode (
Mailing list
WikimediaPL-l, a moderated and private mailing list
Postal address
Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska
ul. Tuwima 95 pok. 15
90-031 Łódź


Main article: Wikimedia Polska/Reports

More: Events - Konferencja Wikimedia Polska and further pages.


See also[edit]

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