Wikimedia CEE Hub/Youth Group

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CEE Youth Group

CEE Youth Group — an initiative of the CEE Hub to informally connect young people (younger than 26 years old) from the Central and Eastern Europe across the region to support capacity building in this area. It is organised by CEE Hub coordinator Barbara Klen and SC member Klára Joklová.

The group was established in May 2023. We want to create a space for collaboration and sharing among young Wikimedians. For this reason, the Catch Up meeting held by CEE Hub and Wikimedia Foundation's Movement Communications regional specialist Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska on 16th May 2023 was also focused on young people in the region.

Goals edit

CEE Youth Group initiative is planned to have bi-monthly meetings, starting from August 2023, focusing on creating a new opportunities for young editors and Wikimedia members from the region.

Possible ideas/goals open for discussion will be:

  • organising an in-person event for young people from the CEE region during autumn 2023
  • involvement of the young people in the upcoming Wikimania conference in 2024 in Poland
  • better cooperation of young people in the CEE Region
  • possible involvement of the group into Wikivibrance network

How to participate? edit

Everyone younger than 26 years old from the CEE Region can be part of this group. Please fill out the form.

Contacts edit

If you want to be in contact with our group, you can do that on following ways:

  • Email:
  • Telegram: @ceeyouth

Supporting members and staff edit

CEE Hub Coordinator

Croatian, English

Executive Director/Steering Committee member
Wikimedia Czech Republic/CEE Hub

Spanish, English
Klára Joklová (WMCZ)

Programme and Administrative support

Macedonian, English

Education & Community Programmes Manager

Czech, Slovak, English
Lucie Schubert (WMCZ)

Members edit

List of current members of the CEE Youth Group:

Some members of the Wikimedia CEE Youth Group with CEE Hub staff, Klára Joklová and Lucie Schubert
Members of the CEE Youth Group
Nr. Name Username Country
1 Y. Caner Özyayıkçı Kurmanbek   Turkey
2 Tomáš V0lkanic   Czech Republic
3 Mari Avetisyan Մարի Ավետիսյան
Mari Avetisyan WMAM
4 Jan Beránek janbery   Czech Republic
5 Táda Bednarz Plánovací kalendář   Czech Republic
6 Valentyn Renvoy   Ukraine
7 Nikos Likomitros NikosLikomitros   Greece
8 Lan Glad Upwinxp   Slovenia
9 Toprak ToprakM   Turkey
10 Denis Smajlović Deni   Denmark
11 Kacper Szymański Jamnik z Tarnowa   Poland
12 Martin Urbanec Martin Urbanec   Czech Republic
13 Daryna   Ukraine
14 Ege Atacan Doğan Egezort   Turkey
15 Lumi Gufo46   Turkey
16 Hanne İsna Sevinç isnaaa   Turkey
17 Nino Turmanidze Nina1009   Georgia
18 Mia Lovrec The Yennefer   Croatia
19 Mariam Kvartskhava Marikuna-115   Georgia
20 Elbek Khabibullaev Элдин беги   Kyrgyzstan
21 Antony Fragakis AntonyFragakis   Greece
22 Marija Mihailova Macciiiiii   North Macedonia
23 Jan Myšák Jan Myšák   Czech Republic

List of events edit

Past meetings
Nr. Day Date Time Location Topic(s)
23/01 Thursday August 3, 2023 18:00 – 19:00 CEST Google Meet Introduction
23/02 Monday August 28, 2023 18:00 – 19:00 CEST Google Meet Preparation for the CEE Meeting 2023
23/03 Friday September 15, 2023 18:00 – 19:30 CEST CEE Meeting 2023 + Google Meet Planning concrete activities for the upcoming months as well as the timeline.
23/04 Friday November 10, 2023 16:00 – 17:00 CET
(check your local time)
Google Meet Preparation meeting for Prague Meeting, new members introduction.
23/05 Friday
November 24, 2023
November 25, 2023
17:00 – 19:00 CET
09:00 – 17:00 CET
Prague Meeting 2023 First in-person meeting.

Information for the upcoming meetings edit

Link about the upcoming online meetings of the CEE Youth Group is written below.

Link for the upcoming online meeting

Google Meet link for the upcoming online meetings

Video call link: Google Meet link

Outreach edit

Regional projects edit

Articles by/about CEE Youth edit