Activities/2018

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On this page we collect activities in 2018 related to Wikimedia which have taken place in Belgium or by volunteers from Wikimedia Belgium. It is an activity log in what we collect all our general assemblies, board meetings, meetings with other organisations and people, meetings for projects, presentations, workshops, edit-a-thons, conferences, publication of press releases, sending out of invitations and newsletters, (photo) contests, and many other activities and milestones.

2018[edit]

January 2018[edit]

Study day participation and the local heritage policy
  • 2 January - Civic Lab Brussels (19th) in BeCentral   (project page)
  • 8 January - Conference call with Bib Ternat for project together   (Romaine)
  • 9 January - High level meeting of the European Commission with online platform CEOs on Illegal Content
  • 16 January - Study day participation and the local heritage policy   (announcement | announcement | photos | report | report | story)
  • 16 January - Civic Lab Brussels (20th) in BeCentral   (project page | photos)
  • 30 January - Meeting with Polish Institute of the Embassy of Poland about organising a writing contest on Dutch and French Wikipedia about Poland   (Romaine)
  • 30 January - Photography tour in Northern Quarter of Brussels   (Romaine)
  • 30 January - Meeting with BOZAR about practicalities of new year's event (including prize ceremony Wiki Loves Public Space)   (project page) (Romaine)
  • 30 January - Meeting with our partner Packed to talk about the new year's event in Bozar and about upcoming projects   (Romaine)
  • 30 January - Civic Lab Brussels (21th) in BeCentral   (project page)
  • 31 January - Opening session, European Year of Cultural Heritage, Brussels City Hall  (info | Twitter | Europa Nostra | photos)  (Geert)

February 2018[edit]

New year's event and award ceremony
Het belang van Wikipedia in tijden van nepnieuws

March 2018[edit]

Mois international de la contribution francophone in Louvain-la-Neuve
Open Belgium 2018
  • 1 March - Meeting with Heemkunde Vlaanderen in Mechelen   (info) (Romaine)
  • 1 March - Two meetings with Hogere Zeevaartschool Antwerpen   (info) (Romaine)
  • 1 March - Civic Lab Ghent (6th) in ReaGent in Atheneum Wispelberg   (project page) (Romaine)
  • 6 March - Mois de la contribution: edit-a-thon atelier Louvain-la-Neuve   (info | activity page | photos)
  • 7 March - Organisational meeting in Brussels for the public domain day 2018 event   (info) (Romaine)
  • 7 March - Meeting with KBR staff member as preparation of an activity of the public domain day event   (info) (Romaine)
  • 7 March - Meeting with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) to restart collaboration   (project page) (Romaine)
  • 7 March - Meeting in Brussels with Mundaneum staff member as preparation of an activity of the public domain day event   (info) (Romaine)
  • 7 March - Civic Lab Leuven (1st) in Romaanse Poort   (project page | photos) (Romaine)
  • 8 March - GenderGap edit-a-thon (Brussels) in March 2018 in the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Brussels   (project page | activity page | invitation | photos)
  • 8 March - Meeting about queries, organising activities and GDPR at Place de Londres, Brussels   (Romaine & Geertivp & 1)
  • 9 March - Report published in the Wikimedia GLAM newsletter This Month in GLAM about Wiki Loves Public Space   (info | report)
  • 12 March - Open Belgium 2018 in Aula Magna in Louvain-la-neuve   (info | website | photos)
    • Presentation: Linked Open Data in limbo: Open cultural heritage resources
  • 13 March - Meeting with Musea en Erfgoed Antwerpen about collaboration   (info) (Romaine)
  • 13 March - Board meeting (16th) in Proximus towers in Brussels   (documentation)
  • 13 March - Civic Lab Brussels (24th) in BeCentral   (project page)
  • 21 March - Online meeting about KMSKA & Groeningemuseum   (info/info) (Romaine & Alina data & Sam.Donvil)
  • 21 March - Civic Lab Leuven (2nd) in Romaanse Poort   (project page)
  • 26 March - CANCELLED: Mois de la contribution: edit-a-thon in Charleroi   (info | activity page)
  • 26 March - Final report for the grant request Public facing activities 2017 submitted   (info | grant | report)
  • 27 March - Civic Lab Brussels (25th) in BeCentral   (project page)
  • 28 March - Final report Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 grant submitted   (info | grant | report | project page)
  • 29 March - Workshop in Fontenelle (Walcourt)

April 2018[edit]

Annual meeting of the Wikimedia Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU
  • 10 April - Report published in the Wikimedia GLAM newsletter This Month in GLAM about GenderGap edit-a-thon & GLAM at Open Belgium   (info | report)
  • 10 April - Civic Lab Brussels (26th) in BeCentral   (project page)
  • 12 April - Meeting with volunteer for introduction to Wikidata in Brussels   (Romaine)
  • 12 April - Meeting with Arib (Architects in Brussels) about collaboration in Brussels   (Romaine)
  • 14 April - General Assembly (5th GA) + board meeting (17th) in WTC Tower 1 - 25th floor, Brussels + wikimeet   (documentation)
  • 18-22 April - Wikimedia Conference 2018 in Berlin   (info | programme | report | photos and presentations) (SPQRobin & Romaine & Dimi z & Anna)
  • 21 April - Multimedia walk in what participants take photographs in Ternat as part of project Iedereen WIKI   (info) (Hilke Arijs)
  • 22 April - Edit-a-thon Iedereen WIKI in Ternat   (info) (Hilke Arijs & Geertivp & Paul Hermans)
  • 23-25 April - Workshop on harnessing open data for Monitoring and Evaluation in Antwerp   (project page)
  • 25 April - Online board meeting (18th)   (documentation)
  • 26 April - Wikipedia session with school class in Ternat as part of project Iedereen WIKI   (info) (Hilke Arijs & Romaine)
  • 26 April - Meeting with EDRi about their internal wiki   (Romaine)
  • 27 April - Meeting about photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage in Brussels   (Romaine & Rwmv & Sam.Donvil)
  • 27 April - Meeting with Paulo from Wikimedia Portugal   (Romaine)
  • 27 April - Wikimeet with early arrived participants of the meeting of the Wikimedia Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU in London Calling, Place de Londres, Brussels
  • 28-29 April - Annual meeting of the Wikimedia Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU (5th edition), office WMBE at Rue du Trône 51, Brussels   (info | documentation | photos) (Dimi z & Romaine)

May 2018[edit]

Public Domain Day event 2018 in the Royal Library of Belgium
Some of the participants at the edit-a-thon at Amnesty International Vlaanderen
  • 3 May - Sending uit invitation to edit-a-thon at Amnesty International Vlaanderen headquarters (in Dutch only)   (info | invitation)
  • 5 May - CANCELLED: Edit-a-thon in the Mundaneum in Mons   (info)
  • 9 May - Working session to prepare the public domain day event 2018, at office of ModeMuseum Antwerpen in Antwerp   (info)
  • 10 May - Report published in the Wikimedia GLAM newsletter This Month in GLAM   (info | report)
  • 13 May - Sending out invitations for the public domain month in May 2018   (info) (invitation: English - French - Dutch)
  • 14 May - Wikimedia Belgium Newsletter - May 2018 published
  • 15 May - Meeting with Dries from Open Knowledge Belgium about internships and joined projects, Brussels   (info) (Romaine)
  • 15 May - Meeting about photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage in Brussels   (Romaine & Rwmv & Sam.Donvil)
  • 15 May - Meeting with Manon of BeCentral about organising edit-a-thons and monthly edit sessions, in BeCentral, Brussels   (info) (Romaine)
  • 16 May - Online meeting about organisation Wiki Loves Heritage in Wallonia   (info) (Romaine & AnneJea & Lionel Scheepmans)
  • 19 May - Edit-a-thon as part of the public domain month in the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels + drink afterwards next to Belgium Pride Parade   (info | invitation: Dutch/French/English | project page | photos)
  • 20 May - Amnesty’s wiki-edit-a-thon in Brussels   (info | invitation: Dutch | project page on Wikipedia | project page on Meta | photos)
  • 23 May - Opening of temporary installation at Le Casier (ERG, rue du Page 87, Brussels)   (info)
  • 24 May - Publication of our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as today the new European privacy law "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" will be effective worldwide for all EU citizens.   (GDPR)
  • 25 May - Infosession onroerend erfgoed: Samenkomst OE-gemeenten en IOEDen (BXL), Herman Teirlinckgebouw – 1.43 (Klein auditorium), Havenlaan 88 bus 5, 1000 Brussels   (info)
  • 26 May - CANCELLED: Edit-a-thon: Victor Horta, Ernst Lubitsch, Ferdinand Zecca, August Blom, Carl Hoffmann in Muntpunt, Brussels   (info | invitation: Dutch/French/English)
  • 26 May - An afternoon about the potential and practices of the Public Domain in Muntpunt   (info | invitation: Dutch/French/English | photos)
  • 28 May - Infosession region Brussels: King Baudouin Foundation, Rue Brederodestraat 21, 1000 Brussels   (info)
  • 30 May - Infosession region Brugge: Groeningemuseum (Vriendenzaal), Dijver 12, 8000 Brugge   (info)

June 2018[edit]

  • 1 June - Infosession region Antwerpen: Rubenianum (Burckhardzaal), Kolveniersstraat 20, 2000 Antwerpen   (info)
  • 4 June - Infosession region Hasselt: Bibliotheek Hasselt Limburg, Martelarenlaan 17, 3500 Hasselt   (info)
  • 7 June - Landing pages ready in English, Dutch and French for photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage   (link)
  • 8 June - Report published in the Wikimedia GLAM newsletter This Month in GLAM   (info | report)
  • 11 June - Infosession region Gent: De Krook, Miriam Makebaplein 1, 9000 Gent   (info)
  • 15 June - Start photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage in Belgium   (info | website for participants | participating images)
  • 15 June - Sending out invitations for the photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage   (info | English | French | Dutch)
  • 28 June - Informal presentation rounding up the residency at the cultural center Les Abattoirs de Bomel in Namur   (project page)

July 2018[edit]

August 2018[edit]

  • 13 August - Midpoint report for sAPG grant for WMBE in 2018 submitted   (info | report)

September 2018[edit]

Editing Wikipedia at Erbstuecke edit-a-thon at Goethe-Institut in Brussels

October 2018[edit]

Wikidata workshop in Brussels
Wikidata birthday cake at party on 29 October 2018

November 2018[edit]

  • 3-5 November - GLAMWiki Conference 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel   (info | Meta page | photos & presentations)
  • 5 November 2018 - Edit-a-thon with association Erfgoed Ternat   (info | activity page) (Geertivp)
  • 6 November - Wiki Club Brussels meeting (2nd) during Civic Lab Brussels in BeCentral   (info | en-wiki meetup page | photos)
  • 7 November - Online call with WMF grants team about midterm report and 2019 grant request   (info) (Romaine)
  • 7 November - Wikipedia en auteursrecht van werken in het Publieke domein, brief naar minister Alexander De Croo en Kris Peeters   (User:Geertivp)
  • 8 November - Introduction to students of Xaveriuscollege in Borgerhout about Wikipedia   (Romaine)
  • 8 November - Sending official letter to ministers De Croo and Peeters about copyright of works in the Public domain   (Geertivp)
  • 9 November - Report published in the Wikimedia GLAM newsletter This Month in GLAM   (info | report)
  • 9 November - Photo tour through area to take photos of monuments   (info) (Romaine)
  • 10 November - Edit-a-thon Wikipédia sur les femmes belges et liégeoises, organised by Just for the Record, du groupe féministe Be Cause Toujours and the Bibliothèque Chiroux   (announcement (archived) | Twitter)
  • 16 November - Meeting with Middelheim Museum in Antwerp about content donation and activities   (info) (Romaine)
  • 16 November - Meeting with someone from KU Leuven about project(s) with students   (Romaine)
  • 18 November - Feedback provided on all articles written by the students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy   (info) (Romaine)
  • 20 November - Wikipedia writing sessions with students from the University of Antwerp   (info | project page) (Sam.Donvil & Romaine)
  • 20 November - Meeting about organising an edit-a-thon in January 2019 with Manon from BeCentral, Brussels   (Romaine)
  • 20 November - Wiki Club Brussels meeting (3rd) during Civic Lab Brussels in BeCentral   (info | en-wiki meetup page | photos)
  • 21 November - Meeting with the Europeana Vlaanderen Overlegplatform in Brussels   (info) (Romaine)
  • 24-25 November - Affiliate Chairpersons meeting in Prague   (Meta page | report) (Geertivp)
  • 25 November - Feedback provided on all articles written by the students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy   (info) (Romaine)
  • 26 November - Visiting venues and places in Eupen and surrounding area in preparation of the writing weeks German-speaking Community 2018   (info) (Romaine)
  • 28 November - Feedback provided on all articles written by the students of the University of Antwerp   (info | documentation) (Romaine)
  • 30 November - Invitation send out for the end of year drink and award ceremony of Wiki Loves Heritage 2018 in Dutch, French and English   (info)

December 2018[edit]

  • 2 December - Feedback provided on all articles written by the students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy   (info) (Romaine)
  • 3 December - Presentation: Beauty and the Beast ... and the Memes! Copyright exceptions under EU and national laws   (info | website | archived website)
  • 4 December - Meeting at our bank for returning remaining funds from grants from 2017   (Romaine)
  • 4 December - Meeting with the Royal Library about the organisation of Public Domain Day 2019   (info) (Romaine)
  • 4 December - Meeting about the jury and award ceremony of Wiki Loves Heritage in Flanders   (info) (Romaine)
  • 4 December - Meeting about WikiConvention francophone in Brussels   (info) (Romaine | Geertivp)
  • 4 December - Meeting with King Baudouin Foundation about content donation   (info) (Romaine)
  • 4 December - General assembly Creative Commons Belgium   (info) (Romaine)
  • 4 December - Wiki Club Brussels meeting (4th) during Civic Lab Brussels in BeCentral   (info | en-wiki meetup page)
  • 4 December - General assembly Open Knowledge Belgium   (info) (Romaine)
  • 7 December - Final report Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 grant approved by the Wikimedia Foundation   (info | grant | report | project page)
  • 7 December - Final report Public facing activities 2017 grant approved by the Wikimedia Foundation   (info | grant | report)
  • 10-21 December 2018 - Double writing weeks about the German-speaking Community of Belgium   (info)
  • 10 December - Feedback provided on all articles written by the students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy   (info) (Romaine)
  • 10 December - Sending out invitation for the writing weeks about the German-speaking Community 2018 in Dutch, French and English   (info)
  • 14 December - Private writing session in Eupen about nature as part of writing weeks about the German-speaking Community 2018   (info)
  • 15 December - Edit-a-thon in Eupen as part of writing weeks about the German-speaking Community 2018   (info)
  • 15 December - Adventsstammtisch 2018 in Magellan in Aachen   (project page)
  • 16 December - Feedback provided on articles written by the students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy   (info) (Romaine)
  • 17 December - Second training "Schrijven voor Wikipedia - Ternat"   (Training - Results - 5 enthousisatic new wikipedians present, 4 new articles published)
  • 18 December - End of year drink and award ceremony Wiki Loves Heritage 2018 in Cinema Nova Gallery   (info | invitations: Dutch & French & English | winning photos | jury report | photos contest | photos event)
  • 20 December - Edit-a-thon in Trento as part of writing weeks about the German-speaking Community 2018   (info | activity page | photos)
  • 31 December - Feedback provided on articles written by the students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy   (info) (Romaine)
  • 31 December - So far, the Wikimedia Belgium Twitter account posted 2199 posts (2014 in 2017), follows 391 accounts, has 1580 followers, liked 568 posts, and is added to 3 lists   (Twitter)

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