Add below your proposal for 2017.
- What would you like to do in 2017?
- What subjects should Wikimedia Belgium focus on in 2017?
Writing week Brussels
I'm happy with the results we achieved in 2016, and there is still lots to do. Now that I know more people, and can learn from previous event, it should be easier to organise a repeat event.
I can share my experience with other people who would want to organise something similar, but will not be able to drive other events or the event in another location.
Getting Belgium complete
Certainly this is not possible for every subject, but I think it would be good to make an inventory of a various set of subjects so we know which encyclopedic subjects are completely described on Wikipedia, and which subjects still miss articles to complete a group of articles. The next step is then to get them on Wikipedia. Subjects in Belgium I now quickly can think of are:
- All politicians in the federal parliament in all years.
- All members of the European Parliaments
- All mills (both windmills and watermills) - the mill project on the Dutch Wikipedia to get all mills from the Netherlands on Wikipedia with article and photo was very successful
- All watertowers - characteristic landmarks - the watertower project on the Dutch Wikipedia to get all watertowers from the Netherlands on Wikipedia was very successful
- All castles
- All fortresses
- All prisons
- All hospitals
- All churches
- All museums
Anyone suggestions for other topics in Belgium? (topics must be limited in number and clearly defined and clearly limited to be able to make a series of subjects complete) Romaine (talk) 09:55, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Masterpiece from each museum
Wikipedia loves masterpieces! A project for getting the masterpieces from Belgian museums on Wikipedia. Masterpieces are well-known items with a large historic and cultural importance that deserve an article on Wikipedia. Also they should have an image so it can be easily recognised. To get this done, we ask museums and heritage libraries what they see as their masterpieces. They perhaps can provide more information, and maybe also an image to illustrate the Wikipedia article.
Further Wikipedia writing sessions can be organised to get the masterpieces with an article on Wikipedia. (Similar to the Wikipedia writing session in the Royal Library on 27 August 2016.) Romaine (talk) 09:55, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi all! I am not sure I would have any time for that myself (although I might) but I think in the field of education we could find willing allies to initiate collaborations. These can be simple as "Editing Wikipedia" courses in schools and universities to more complex seminars like "Reliability of Sources" and "Critical Media Thinking". Possibly even the simple editing courses would include elements of the latter. Becoming a partner of actual schools by critically dealing with our own projects would significantly raise our standing and level of trust in society. --Dimi z (talk) 08:19, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
After our first succes d'estime with Freedom of Panorama we shouldn't just let the momentum go to waste. The strategy should highlight new policy priorities so we can then then start building our case for each one. --Dimi z (talk) 08:19, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Outreach & longer term strategy
Looking at it with an outside perspective, WMBE seems to be particularly strong with including outreach components in their activities. Play to those strengths. I would definitely recommend to do a SWOT, and figure out what areas you could have the strongest impact. I was impressed with the numbers you seem to accomplish with some of your meetings, and the partners you can get engaged. That momentum should definitely not go to waste, and requires a steady course especially.
Also, a one year plan, wouldn't be a 'strategy' in my book :) Try to think a little beyond that one year, and work from there - what do you want to accomplish then? Work towards that, make your choices in that sense. That way you become a reliable organization, which is great to participate with in the longer run. Effeietsanders (talk) 17:55, 6 September 2016 (UTC)