D'Wikimedia Projeten hunn eng international Ausriichtung, an d'Wikimedia-Bewegung huet schonn e bedeitenden Impakt an der ganzer Welt. Fir dëse Succès op engem organisatorischen Niveau weiderzebréngen, ass Wikimedia amgaang en internationale Reseau vun associéierten Organisatiounen opzebauen. Et gëtt elo esou 'Wikimedia chapters' a(n) 38 Länner.
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 and Free Culture. They also provide the volunteer community and potential partners and supporters 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 independent associations with no legal control of or responsibility for the websites of the Wikimedia Foundation and vice versa.
Chapters participating in the 2008/2009 Annual CampaignEdit
The following chapters have agreed to participate in the 2008/2009 Annual Campaign. This means that the chapters will invest 50% of the revenue raised during the course of the fundraiser in activities agreed upon with the Wikimedia Foundation, and 50% in local program activities. So, for example, if a chapter raises USD 50,000, it could spend USD 25,000 on servers for our European data-center, and USD 25,000 on local activities such as outreach events, contests, content partnerships, etc.
Chapters participating in the campaign have also agreed to submit weekly activity reports to the Wikimedia Foundation, and to follow generally established accounting practices.
Argentina: Wikimedia ArgentinaEdit
Wikimedia Argentina, founded on 1 September 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the Argentinian Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation and a non-profit association run upon the Civil Code of Argentina. Official website: www.wikimedia.org.ar
Australia: Wikimedia AustraliaEdit
Wikimedia Australia is a non-profit incorporated body incorporated in the state of Victoria in August 2008. It was approved by the Wikimedia Foundation on 1st March 2008. Official website: www.wikimedia.org.au
Austria: Wikimedia ÖsterreichEdit
Wikimedia Österreich was founded in February 2008. Official website: www.wikimedia.at
Brazil: Wikimedia BrasilEdit
Instituto Wikimedia Brasil has been approved as the future Brasilian Chapter approved by the Wikimedia Foundation in October 2008. It will officially become a Wikimedia chapter after incorporation. Official website: www.wikimedia.org.br or page on Meta-Wiki.
Czech Republic: Wikimedia Česká republikaEdit
Wikimedia Česká republika was founded in March 2008. Official website: www.wikimedia.cz.
France: Wikimédia FranceEdit
Germany: Wikimedia DeutschlandEdit
Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. (Wikimedia Germany - society for the promotion of free knowledge) was founded on 13 June 2004 in Berlin as Wikimedia's first local chapter. At the end of 2006 the membership association counted more than 300 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
Hong Kong: 香港維基媒體協會Edit
Wikimedia Hong Kong Limited (Chinese: 香港維基媒體協會有限公司) is the local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It was founded on 14 July 2007 in Hong Kong, and was officially registered on 18 September 2007. It was recognized by the Foundation on 1 March 2008. More information on the official website in English and Traditional Chinese: www.wikimediahk.org.
Hungary: Wikimédia MagyarországEdit
Wikimédia Magyarország Egyesület was founded in September 2008, and it was officially registered and recognized by the Foundation in November 2008 with the aim of pursuing the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation as an association of public benefit. Official website: wikimedia.hu
Indonesia: Wikimedia IndonesiaEdit
Wikimedia Indonesia is a non-profit association incorporated on 5 September 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and approved as Wikimedia chapter on 7 October 2008. Official website: www.wikimedia.web.id
Israel: Wikimedia IsraelEdit
Wikimedia Israel (Hebrew: ויקימדיה-ישראל, Arabic: ويكيمديا إسرائيل) is the Israeli chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was officially registered on 26 June 2007, after an organizing process that began on 15 December 2006, when the idea was brought before the local Wikimedian community in one of its conferences. Official website in Hebrew, Arabic and English: www.wikimedia.org.il
Italy: Wikimedia ItaliaEdit
Netherlands: Wikimedia NederlandEdit
Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland is the Dutch chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was founded on 27 March 2006 in Eindhoven. Official website: nl.wikimedia.org
Norway: Wikimedia Norge/Noreg/NorgaEdit
Wikimedia Norge (Bokmål; Nynorsk Wikimedia Noreg, Northern Sami Wikimedia Norga) is the Norwegian Wikimedia chapter. It was founded on 23 June 2007, and registered in September 2008. Official website: Preliminary page on Meta-Wiki
Poland: Wikimedia PolskaEdit
Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska (Wikimedia Polska Association) is the Polish Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was formed on 14 August 2005, and registered three months later, on 18 November. Official website: pl.wikimedia.org
Russia: Викимедиа РоссияEdit
Викимедиа РУ (Wikimedia RU) was approved in May 2008. Official website: www.wikimedia.ru
Serbia: Wikimedia СрбијеEdit
Wikimedia Србије is the Serbian Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was formed on 3 December 2005, and it was registered almost two months later. Official website: rs.wikimedia.org
Sweden: Wikimedia SverigeEdit
Wikimedia Sverige is the Swedish chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was formed on 20 October 2007, and approved on 11 December 2007. Official website: se.wikimedia.org
Switzerland: Wikimedia CHEdit
Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens is the Swiss Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was established in Olten on 14 May 2006. Donations to Wikimedia Switzerland are tax-deductible in Switzerland. Official website: www.wikimedia.ch
Wikimedia Taiwan (Chinese: 中華民國維基媒體協會) is the Taiwan Chapter of Wikimedia Foundation. It was officially registered on Feburary 11, 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan, after an organization process that began in Feburary 19, 2006. It was approved by the Wikimedia Foundation as a Wikimedia Chapter on July 4, 2007. The official website is http://www.wikimedia.tw/wiki and will be available in both Chinese and English.
United Kingdom: Wikimedia UKEdit
Wiki Educational Resources Ltd, t/a Wikimedia UK is the United Kingdom Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was incorporated 14 February 2006 following meetings starting in October 2005. It was formally recognised by the Foundation on 1 May 2007. Official website: www.wikimedia.org.uk
Please see the list of chapters for a complete directory of Wikimedia chapter organizations. Please note that donations to these chapters may in some cases be used exclusively for local program activities.