About Wikimedia Belgium
Wikimedia Belgium (in short: WMBE) is the Belgian Wikimedia chapter founded on 8 October 2014, supporting the vision, mission and values set by the Wikimedia Foundation. We exist to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge and to support the worldwide movement we are part of. We do this by bringing the Wikimedia community in this region together, and by building links with Belgium-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies. We also represent Wikimedians who live in and around Belgium and Luxembourg.
Since we are a multi-language country, we seek collaboration with Nederland, Deutschland, and France. Luxembourg expressed their wish to establish a separate chapter in their own time. They can however participate to any of the Belgium activities.
Wikimedia Belgium will be a non-commercial association with the aim to create an environment for volunteers and organizations to collaborate and work on our common goals. We facilitate volunteers to work on projects for the improvement of free information, like for the benefit of Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikispecies, and Wikimedia Commons. The Wikimedia Foundation and the national organizations, such as Wikimedia Belgium (in founding), organize meetings, seminars and teaching materials. One of our current projects is Wiki Loves Monuments.
We are supported entirely by voluntary donations. Please note that we are a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation, and have no control over Wikipedia or any other Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Do you want to support us with founding Wikimedia Belgium?
- Become active and start a project
- Become a member of Wikimedia Belgium: Be a member of Wikimedia Belgium
- To stay in contact, see our contact page
- Wikimedia Movement Strategic Plan Summary : The Role of the Wikimedia Chapters