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Welcome to WikiProject Democracy! This project aims at improving Wikipedia by helping the democratic structures within the Wikipedia movement by:

Goings-on:

July 2021Edit

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg July 29: Programs & Events Dashboard 2021 user survey launched (preview).
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg July 29: Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom Program Information Session - I (Education).
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg July 17: Universal Code of Conduct enforcement & Movement Strategy roundtable discussions.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg July 13: Wikimedia Foundation FY21-22 Annual Plan published
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg July 10 - July 11: Universal Code of Conduct consultation sessions with members of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team and administrators from emerging communities.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg July 3 - August 1: 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections campaign activities and meetings.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg July 2: Confirmed candidates for the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections announced

June 2021Edit

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg June 29: Community Resilience & Sustainability Office Hour with Amanda Keton, Jaime Villagomez, and Maggie Dennis.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg June 29 : All traffic from all wikis will be switched to the secondary data center. All wikis will be in read-only mode around 14:00 UTC.
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg June 27 : Movement Charter Global Conversation
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg June 26 - June 27: Universal Code of Conduct consultation sessions with Stewards, Global sysops, CheckUsers, Oversighters, and members of the Arbitration Committees.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg June 21 : Small updates to privacy policies; see Diff post for more information.
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg June 19 : ESEAP Virtual General Meeting #10
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg June 16 - June 25: Movement Charter discussion: three questions needing answers
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg June 12: Universal Code of Conduct enforcement roundtable discussions.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg June 9: Candidate Resources for Board of Trustees candidates published
Wikimedia-logo.svg June 6: Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetings at and .
Wikimedia-logo.svg June 6: The AffCom is seeking new members! Applications are accepted from June 1 to June 30. Also, everyone can share endorsement and comments for the June 2021 candidates.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg June 5 – June 24: The deadline to apply for Wikimedia grants Regional Committee has been extended till 24 June 2021.

May 2021Edit

Wikimedia-logo.svg May 21 – June 21: Wikimedia users are notified that the IRC coordinating group is moving our IRC presence to libera.chat. IRC users will need to create new user accounts. Detail about migration and account creation at Special:MyLanguage/IRC/Migrating to Libera Chat.
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg 15 & May 29: Universal Code of Conduct enforcement roundtable discussions.
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg May 13: WMF Board of Trustee's Community Affairs Committee Office Hour.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg May 3: Call for Board Election Volunteers.


  1. making them more visible
  2. making the participation in votings, elections and centralized discussions easier by providing and spreading links
  3. building a forum for and a community of contributors who like the idea of democratic Wiki cooperation.

You are very welcome to participate!

Links to current elections, votings and centralised discussions:

On MetaEdit

Petitions, open letters, essaysEdit

English language WikipediaEdit

English sister projectsEdit

PoliciesEdit

ParticipantsEdit


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