Wikimedia CEE Hub/Governance models

Visualising different governance models for the CEE Hub. This is an experimental page and is not an official document of any kind.

The guiding principles for selecting a model are:

  • Governance shouldn't assign an unfair weight to a single language or community
  • Established communities should not make up the majority of votes
    • This refers to the primary mission of the CEE Hub to support communities that are not yet on the same level as the more established ones
    • This also refers to the 2030 Wikimedia strategy aspect of subsidiarity, where the communities affected by decisions on a higher level have a meaningful voice in those processes
  • The model should be feasible in terms of the selection process for a person to have a mandate from a certain community and be implemented in time for the CEE Meeting 2023
  • The model should allow for a consensus-driven process at the CEE Meeting 2023 to take place, i.e. with at least 75% being in favour of decisions

Model A edit

  1. Each country with a distinct separate language has 1 vote no matter the number of affiliates OR
  2. each majority language of a country without an affiliate has 1 vote; OR
  3. every language without a majority in one country has one vote; and
  4. partnership projects in the CEE have one vote - who are served or are supported by CEE Hub
    1. Partnership projects would be formally recognised by the CEE Hub at the annual meeting

The lists below show the languages/projects with a vote and who is supposed to faciliate the process to define a language/project delegate for the Wikimedia CEE Meeting. The participation in the CEE Hub is based on activity of the communities and a track record of engaging with the CEE region through projects like CEE Spring, WikiGap, etc., or participating in the CEE Meeting.

The process of establishing a mandate for a certain language / Wikimedia projects is yet to be outlined.

Languages (33) edit

  • Estonian
    • Wikimedia Estonia
  • Latvian
    • Wikimedians from Latvia
  • Lithuanian
    • Lithuanian Wikimedia projects
  • Polish
    • Wikimedia Poland
  • Czech
    • Wikimedia Czechia
  • Slovakian
    • Wikimedians of Slovakia
  • German
    • Wikimedia Austria
    • Wikimedia Germany
    • Wikimedia Switzerland
    • Wikimedia Italy (South Tyrol)
  • Hungarian
    • Wikimedia Hungary
  • Maltese
    • Wikimedia Community Malta
  • Slovene
    • Wikipedians of Slovenia User Group
  • Croatian
    • Croatian Wikimedia projects
  • Bosnian
    • Bosnian Wikimedia projects
    • Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska (unclear)
  • Montenegrin
    • Montenegrin Wikimedia projects
  • Serbian
    • Wikimedia Serbia
    • Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska
  • Serbocroatian
    • Serbocroatian Wikimedia projects
  • Macedonian
    • Shared Knowledge
    • GLAM Macedonia User Group
  • Albanian
    • Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group
    • Wikimedia Community User Group Albania
  • Greek
    • Wikimedia Community User Group Greece
    • Cyprus Wikimedia communities
  • Romanian
    • Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group
  • Ukrainian
    • Wikimedia Ukraine
  • Bulgarian
    • Bulgarian Wikimedia projects
  • Turkish
    • Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey
    • Cyprus Wikimedia communities
  • Belarussian (including Taraškievica orthography)
    • Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus
  • Georgian
    • Wikimedia UG Georgia
  • Armenian
    • Wikimedia Armenia
  • Western Armenian
    • Wikimedians of Western Armenian Language User Group
  • Azeri
    • Azerbaijani Wikimedians User Group
  • Bashkir
    • Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group
  • Tatar
    • Wikimedians of Tatar Language User Group
  • Erzya
    • Wikimedians of Erzya language User Group
  • Esperanto
    • Esperanto and Free Knowledge
  • Kazakh
    • Wikimedia Community of Kazakh language User Group
  • Russian
    • Wikimedia Russia
    • Don Wikimedians User Group
    • Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group
    • Wikimedia Community of Saint Petersburg User Group
    • North-West Russia Wiki-Historians User Group

Partner projects (1) edit

  • Wikimedia LGBT+
    • CEE group of Wikimedia LGBT+

Potential voting communities edit

  • Aromanian
    • Aromanian Wikimedia projects
  • Crimean Tatar
    • Crimean Tatar Wikimedia projects
  • Voro
    • Voro Wikimedia projects
  • Sorbian
    • Upper Sorbian Wikimedia projects
    • Lower Sorbian Wikimedia projects

Potential partner projects edit

  • Turkic languages
    • Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group
  • Wikidata
  • Commons
  • Sakha
    • Sakha Wikimedian projects

Model B edit

  • Every Wikimedia project in a CEE language has one vote
    • The vote is organised by the processes already established within each Wikimedia project
    • A certain level of activity is probably required to be considered, with possible exceptions for minority languages

An analysis of the number of votes per language is currently being conducted.