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Submissions/Regional meetings: working towards common goals

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.

Submission no.
Title of the submission

Regional meet-ups: working towards common goals

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)

Panel session

Author of the submission

Anna Torres

Emna Mizouni [1]

Wael Ghabara [2]

Levon Azizian Ліонкінг

E-mail address

Anna Torres 

Emna Mizouni [3]

Wael Ghabara [4] 

Levon Azizian

Country of origin




Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Argentina


Wikimedia Ukraine

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Regional meet-ups are a powerful tool for sharing experiences with people with a similar background, language or culture. They are one of the answers given by Wikimedia chapters and Users Groups to achieve the global common objetives we all have. Same (or similar) languages and similar common contexts offer the possibility to share experiences and best practices, and provide support to the different organizations within a region. Building a network to work as a group can empower the actions of the movement and the results can be improved.

Regional meeting are helpfull for:

  1. Building relationships between chapters and user groups
  2. Improving the main strategic lines within Education and GLAM programs
  3. Supporting the projects of the organizations involved on the network
  4. Working on projects towards better improving the presence/impact of the language around the world
  5. Improving the organizations' capacities with the aim of creating new and more projects as a network etc.

Wikimedia Argentina is part of the Iberocoop network, and organized the annual get-together (Iberoconf) in November 2014. Wikimedia Tunisia will organize WikiArabia, the first regional meet-up for the Arab region in April of 2015.

Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Tunisie will share their experiences regarding what it means to organize a regional meeting and what the benefits are for everybody involved.

Ліонкінг will share a story from CEE Region.

Wikiculture and Community

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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  1. FKoudijs (WMF) (talk) 16:33, 2 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. AKoval (WMF) (talk) 21:46, 2 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. TFlanagan-WMF (talk) 00:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 10:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Varnent (talk) 21:59, 8 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  6. --Mahmoudalrawi (talk) 21:19, 17 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Emnamizouni (talk) 10:28, 28 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Marcio De Assis (talk) 15:46, 21 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Trizek (talk), on behalf of la NCO, 16:03, 8 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
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