Brussels writing weeks 2017

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Guided tour through KVS
Edit-a-thon in Muntpunt
Sign: Day of the Dance
Leaflets about the sessions

The writing weeks are two weeks in Spring 2017 where people are asked to especially write articles about the Brussels Capital Region.


Have more articles written about the Brussels Capital Region on multiple Wikipedias so we have a better representation of Brussels on Wikipedia in multiple languages.

History and background[edit]

On the Dutch Wikipedia multiple writing weeks about countries, local regions, and themes have been organised since December 2013. These writing weeks are very successful. With this project the writing weeks go broader, on multiple Wikipedias, also because Brussels is multilingual. In 2016 we organised the first edition of the Brussels writing weeks (info).

In 2018 we organised the writing weeks about the German-speaking Community 2018.




  • April 2016 - First edition of the Brussels writing weeks
  • 25 October 2016 - Meeting about organisation of Brussels writing weeks 2017   (Geertivp, MADe, SvenDK & Romaine)
  • 23 March 2017 - Post cards created and sent out to libraries and partners as preparation of the Brussels writing weeks 2017
  • 11 April 2017 - Wikipedia training session for library staff of Brussels at the VGC as preparation of the Brussels writing weeks 2017   (Romaine)
  • 22 April-6 May 2017 - Second edition of the Brussels writing weeks
  • 13 June 2017 - Evaluation Brussels writing weeks 2017 with co-organisers from participating libraries, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), Packed vzw and Wikipedia/Wikimedia, location: Brussels   (Romaine)

Organised sessions:

Date Location Time Address
Saturday 22 April 2017 KVS (theme: dance) 10.00-16:30 Café Congo, Arduinkaai 7, 1000 Brussels
Saturday 22 April 2017 Library of Anderlecht 10.00-14:00 Sint-Guidostraat 97, 1070 Anderlecht
Saturday 22 April 2017 Library of Sint-Pieters-Woluwe 10.00-14.00 Grote Prijzenlaan 63, 1150 Sint-Pieters-Woluwe
Monday 24 April 2017 Library of Koekelberg 14.00-19.00 Sint-Annakerkstraat 63, 1081 Koekelberg
Wednesday 26 April 2017 Library of Koekelberg 12.00-17.00 Sint-Annakerkstraat 63, 1081 Koekelberg
Saturday 29 April 2017 Muntpunt (theme: dance) 10.00-17.00 Munt 6, 1000 Brussels


The statistics are incomplete as a result of that not all participants and not all edits have been reported on the participants and contributions pages.

  • 1 training session for library staff (as preparation)
  • 6 editing & help sessions (open to anyone)
  • 34 people at (open) sessions
  • Dutch Wikipedia only
    • 34+ participants registered themselves   (source)
    • 125 new articles written   (source)
    • 3 new articles in other Wikimedia platforms   (source)
    • 44+ articles largely improved   (source)
  • Media attention: 2 press organisations had an article/item about the writing weeks and Wikimedia Belgium

Related links[edit]


  • 11 May 2017 - Report published in the Wikimedia GLAM newsletter This Month in GLAM about the Brussels writing weeks   (info | report)

Announcements, notices, websites[edit]