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Submissions/Belarusian-Polish Wikicooperation - workshops, camps, plans for future

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Belarusian-Polish Wikicooperation − workshops, camps, plans for future
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Tomasz Bladyniec
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Polska
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Belarus and Poland are neigbouring countries. They are also historically, culturally and ethnically very close to each other. However, because of political reasons, they are now very isolated from each other. Governments are hostile; people from Poland don't know much about Belarus, except of some stereotypes, and vice versa. Two years ago an idea of cooperation of our Wikipedias appeared. There is Belarusian minority in Poland, and quite big diaspora in Polish cities. Therefore, a group of Polish Wikipedia editors started to organise workshops for Belarusians in Warsaw and other cities. In july, first Belarusian-Polish Wikicamp will be organised. We would like to tell about this activity to show that international cooperation of Wikipedia communities can be fruitful and effective despite political tensions.

  • Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

It depends on Wikimedia Polska decision about the scholarship. I am not able to attend the Wikimania without it. If my submission is not accepted, it is much less likely the scholarship will be granted.

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