| The press page of Wikimedia Belgium
On this page you will find press and background information about Wikimedia Belgium, Wikipedia and other related projects. For the press: if you wish to be kept informed by e-mail about news and press releases, send us an e-mail at infowikimedia.be with the request. Older press releases can be found at the page Press releases and articles and items related to Wikimedia Belgium are collected on the page Press coverage.
Wikimedia Belgium is a Belgian non-profit organisation that promotes the collaborative projects of the Wikimedia Foundation like e.g. Wikipedia. It was founded on 27 September 2014 by a group of Wikimedia volunteers. Its domain of activity is Belgium. Together with sister organisations like Wikimedia Nederland, Wikimédia France, Wikimedia Deutschland, and Wikimedia UK it shares their respective language communities of Wikipedia. It is part of the worldwide Wikimedia Chapters organisation.
The main projects are: supporting the local community, providing Wikimedia training, collaboration with musea, cultural organisations, and education.
We are funded by national and international donations, collaboration with other organisations, and small contributions when organizing some activities.
The most recent press releases and invitations are:
- 10 December - Invitation for the writing weeks about the German-speaking Community 2018 (français / Nederlands)
- 30 June - Invitation for the end of year drink and award ceremony Wiki Loves Heritage 2018 (français / Nederlands)
- 15 June - Invitation to the photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage 2018 (français / Nederlands)
- 13 May - Invitation to the public domain month in 2018 (français / Nederlands)
- 3 May - Uitnodiging voor de Amnesty’s wiki-edit-a-thon in mei 2018 (Dutch only)
- 28 February - Invitation to the GenderGap edit-a-thon in March 2018
- 1 February - Invitation to the new year’s reception 2018
Reports of activities
Reports about activities of Wikimedia Belgium and related activities for Belgians are released periodically. Visit for a full overview of reports the page with press releases. The most recent reports are:
About Wikipedia : UNLOCKING KNOWLEDGE
Wikipedia is an online encyclopaedia for everyone and by everyone. The content may be added, edited and reused by anyone, anywhere. The project started at 15 January 2001 with an English-language version in the United States and the Dutch, French and German version following in June 2001. The technical management of the site lies with the Wikimedia Foundation in the United States. Wikipedia has more than 285 language versions, and globally 100,000 volunteers - who keep more than 48 million articles up-to-date - and gets more than 450 million monthly unique visitors worldwide. The English Wikipedia has more than 4,000,000 articles. The Dutch, French and German Wikipedia each have more than a million articles.
About Wikimedia Belgium : ENGAGING PEOPLE for free KNOWLEGDE
Wikimedia Belgium NPO is an independant association of volunteers in Belgium that actively seeks to engage all people in the quest to unlock knowledge, supports and organises (or co-organises) any initiative and activity with the objective to unlock (contribute) to (the sum) of free knowledge. Wikimedia Belgium adheres to a worldwide Wiki-vision and works to contribute to A world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
The aim of the association and its volunteer member is to support the wiki-naut community in Belgium of people who are active contributors to the unlocking of knowledge on all different Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, and it organsises social events like Wiki Loves Monuments.
Press contacts for Wikimedia Belgium
|Geert Van Pamel
|Tel: +32 471 82 20 26
|NL, FR, EN
- ( ) Press room of the Dutch Wikipedia - - Media attention for Wikipedia
- ( ) Press room of the French Wikipedia
- ( ) Press room of the German Wikipedia
- ( ) Press kit on the English Wikipedia
- ( ) Press room of the Wikimedia Foundation
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