Chapters Committee/Revising local chapter's page

The Wikimedia projects have an international scope, and their outreach has already made a significant impact throughout the world. To continue this success on an organizational level, Wikimedia is building an international network of associated organizations.

Local chapters are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation and support them within a specified geographical region. They support the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia projects in different ways - by collecting donations, organizing local events and projects and spreading the word of Wikimedia, Free Content and Wiki culture. They also provide the community and potential partners with a point of contact capable of fulfilling specific local needs.

If you have questions about local chapters or want to start one in your country, please don't hesitate to contact the Chapters committee.

Please note that the local chapters are self-dependent associations with no legal control of or responsibility for the websites of the Wikimedia Foundation and vice versa.


Germany: Wikimedia DeutschlandEdit

Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. (Wikimedia Germany - society for the promotion of free knowledge) was founded on June 13th, 2004 in Berlin as Wikimedia's first local chapter. At the end of 2005 the membership association counted more than 200 members. Among other activities Wikimedia Deutschland initiated several important partnerships, for example with Directmedia Publishing, the publisher of the German Wikipedia-DVD, and the Deutsche Bibliothek (German national library). Donations to Wikimedia Deutschland are tax-deductible in Germany. More information on the official website: www.wikimedia.de

France: Wikimédia FranceEdit

Wikimédia France, founded on 23rd October, 2004, in Paris. Official website: www.wikimedia.fr

Italy: Wikimedia ItaliaEdit

Wikimedia Italia - Società per la diffusione della conoscenza libera is the Italian Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, formed on Friday 17th of June 2005, in Canino. Official website: www.wikimedia.it

Poland: Wikimedia PolskaEdit

Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska (Wikimedia Polska Association) is the Polish Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It has been formed on 14th August 2005, and it was registered three months later, on the 18th November. Official website: pl.wikimedia.org

Serbia and Montenegro: Wikimedia Србије и Црне ГореEdit

Wikimedia Србије и Црне Горе is the Serbian and Montenegrin Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It has been formed on 3rd December 2005, and it was registered almost two months later. Official website: scg.vikimedija.org