[WMCEE-l] CEE Wiki Camp 2015

Anna Koval akoval at wikimedia.org
Wed Mar 4 14:56:47 CET 2015


Bravo, Macedonia!

Bravo, CEE!

I love you all!

Anna <3


Anna Koval, M.Ed.
Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
Wikimedia Foundation
+1.415.839.6885 x6729
akoval at wikimedia.org

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 6:59 AM, Kiril Simeonovski <
kiril.simeonovski at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> I am pleased to inform you that the Executive Board of Shared Knowledge
> unanimously approved the proposal to organise the CEE Wiki Camp 2015 in
> Macedonia this summer.
> The idea originates from the success of Wiki Camp Vanadzor 2014 which took
> place in Armenia. CEE WIki Camp 2015 is planned to be a gathering of people
> from all countries across the CEE region, who will work together on
> deepening the mutual cooperation and promoting the values of the Wikimedia
> movement through participating in public events (e.g. educational
> workshops, edit-a-thons), organising Wikiexpeditions and photographic
> hunts, visiting GLAM institutions and collaborating on other activities
> that will benefit the global community.
> From the very beginning, it is important to define the following important
> aspects for this event: 1) participation, 2) dates, 3) scope and 4)
> funding. I will make a brief overview for all of these aspects. Your
> comments are welcome!
> *Participation. *CEE Wiki Camp 2015 is planned as a successive event of
> the CEE WIki Spring 2015, which will gather the best contributors in the
> project from every participating country in the region. We plan to
> accommodate 50-60 people or about 2-3 persons per country.
> *Dates*. The determination of the dates for the camp depends on the
> schedule of other events concerning the region and the global movement such
> as:
> * CEE Wiki Spring 2015 (21 March-31 May 2015);
> * Serbian Wiki Conference 2015 (spring 2015);
> * Wiki Camp 2015 in Armenia (21 June-4 July 2015 and 16-29 August 2015);
> * Wikimania 2015 (15-19 July 2015).
> It is apparent that the best period for organising the camp is the end of
> July and the beginning of August. Your thoughts on the number of days are
> particularly appreciated since it will help us determine the exact dates
> for the camp.
> *Scope*. As stated in the introduction above, the camp will involve
> various mission-aligned activities such as workshops, edit-a-thons,
> photographic hunts, Wikiexpeditions, sightseeing tours and visiting of GLAM
> institutions. Depending on the time available, we will make a schedule that
> will include as many single events as possible.
> *Funding*. Our plan is to request a grant from the WMF to cover most of
> the expenses for the camp. We would also appreciate any support from the
> chapters in the region.
> We are going to create the corresponding pages on Meta in the following
> days, where we can move on with the discussions regarding the camp. Please
> also do not forget this mailing list!
> Best regards,
> Kiril Simeonovski
> President of Shared Knowledge
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