The Wikipedia for Peace Kick- Off seminar will take place in Vienna from 17-21 March 2017.
Wikipedia for Peace is a project that brings together peace activism with Wikipedia! We try to improve the content on peace and justice-related topics on Wikipedia – and at the same time increase the interest on peace and social movements within our communities. SCI Austria and Wikimedia Austria have organized two international “Wikipedia for Peace” camps in 2015 and 2016. This training/seminar will motivate engaged people from all around Europe (and beyond) to start up “Wikipedia for Peace” projects, sharing the experiences we already have and coming up with new ideas. At the same time, we want to turn the project into a movement within Service Civil International (SCI) and Wikimedia, starting an online and offline community that is engaged with peace. The training will use discussion and non-formal learning methods rather than formal presentations. The training is funded through Erasmus+, so travels, accommodation and food are covered by the European Commission.