Wikimedia CEE Hub

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DescriptionWe are launching the pilot of the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) hub this autumn, covering 30+ countries and communities. We already documented the strengths and weaknesses of each community, what they want to learn and what they want to share. We are now building a framework to coordinate between stakeholders (very different levels, from chapters with 10+ years of experience to communities without affiliates), organise peer-to-peer learning, support of local communities and regional initiatives.
Primary recommendation4. Equity in Decision-making
Secondary recommendation(s)5. Coordinate Across Stakeholders 6. Invest in Skills and Leadership Development 7. Manage Internal Knowledge 10. Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt
Regional focusCentral and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Central Asia
Language focusMultilingual (English as working language)
Linkshttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Hub https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/MSIG/Building_a_CEE_Hub
StagePilot (e.g., testing idea or model) Execution / Implementation
Seeking collaboration?Yes
Seeking collaboration withOther regional collaborations at similar levels of maturity
Collaboration needsExchange to learn from each other
Contact personBraveheart
Wikimedia affiliationAffiliate (user group, thematic org, chapter)
AffiliateWikimedia Polska (Poland) Wikimedia CEE Hub


For CEE conference series, see Q105359225 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2022

The CEE planning for a Hub began in 2020. Clear slides about the effort are here, from a February 2022 presentation by Philip Kopetzky: [1]

CEE got a Hub-preparatory "Research" grant to do interviews and surveys before filing the proposal for a Hub pilot project. The basic survey is short: [2]. Their report is here: [3], and [4]. (It could make sense for North America to do surveys and interviews too.)

For the Hub, see [5]


Activity names Wikimedia CEE Hub, CEE Hub
Keywords Hubs, Hub pilot, Movement Strategy, MSIG, CEE, multilingual
Wikimedia affiliates Wikimedia Polska, Wikimedia CEE Hub
WMF team
Other affiliations
Start year 2021
End year
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