Submissions:2021/Building a CEE Hub

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This submission is welcome as an Unconference session at WikiConference North America 2021.


Building a CEE Hub


Global & Local, Relationship Building & Support, Inclusion & Diversity

Type of session:

Round Table


One of the more central recommendations of the 2030 strategy, which will determine the next ten years of the Wikimedia movement, is the creation of regional hubs which can take over many of the roles currently held by the Wikimedia Foundation, such as allocation of resources, advocacy, legal and safety support, capacity building, organizational support, and software development, in the hopes of making these activities more equitable, more democratically governed, and better adapted to each region's local context. The natural way of creating hubs would be building them bottom-up with the participation of the wiki communities in that region. In the hopes of sparking conversations around doing that in North America, we want to present and discuss how communities in the Central and Eastern European region are working towards a regional hub.

The session consists of a presentation about the short history of the collaboration between Central and Eastern European Wikimedia communities, the hub work so far, and similarities to and differences from the North American region. After that we hope to have a roundtable discussion on what the two regions can learn from each other and how they might cooperate in the future.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Gergő Tisza & Philip Kopetzky

E-mail address: &

Wikimedia username:

Affiliated organization(s):

Estimated time:

60 minutes

Special requests:

If possible, schedule either on October 8th at any time or on October 9th before 6PM EST.

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Not on this exact topic. There have been various presentations about the CEE Hub project in general, e.g. m:CEE_Talks/CEE_Hub_update.

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)