Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group is a group of users active on the Romanian Wikimedia projects who are interested in organizing and participating in outreach activities on national and international level.
We have been active for more than ten years already coordinating an organizing among others some educational partnerships, workshops, presentations in different events (see WLM, WLE, Europeana 14-18 etc.). Having that in mind we would prefer to work as an officially recognized group in order to have the advantages of using the grants, trademarks and logos of Wikimedia, in our activities.
We are focused on increasing the relevance and perception of Wikimedia projects, both among the regular readers and users, as well as within the cultural and scientific communities. In this respect, our strategic goals are:
to attract a significant number of new contributors to the Wikimedia projects
to increase the number of materials (documents, images etc) made available by the GLAM partners for Wikimedia projects
to help increasing the quality of the contributions on the target projects
to help alleviating the different existing gaps within our community (geographical distribution of the editors, gender and age etc.)
conduct regular meetings with the contributors in the major cities of Romania and Moldova for discussions, conferences, workshops, etc.
empower and engage members present online on Wikimedia Romania projects in offline activities, too
provide support for the projects developed by the wikimedians of Romania and Moldova
conduct online and offline editing contests and editathons
identify appropriate environments for recruiting new contributors and conduct specific activities
establish a relevant network of contacts and relations with other entities from the cultural and scientific communities
engage and develop common projects with the GLAM community
We are keen to involve as many people as possible in the growth of the Wikimedia Community from Romania and Moldova. If you are interested in taking an active role in the working group, please make a request for membership below..
The User Group is open and anyone that cumulative meets the following requirements can join it:
is an active contributor on Romanian Wikipedia and has 300 or more contributions in the last 12 months to a Wikimedia project, on a registered account that has existed for more than 6 months
has a good community standing, not being blocked or suspended for editorial misconducting in the previous 6 months
have participated, being present – physically or online, in at least one of the User Group meetings
have been involved in at least one off-wiki activity of the User Group (organization of events, presentations and workshops, the production of manuals and educational materials or support of the functional needs of the User Group, and so on), in the previous 12 months
formally requests membership, obtains the agreement of 2/3 of the existing members and agree to respect the membership requirements
his/her positions or actions respect the essential code of conduct:
do not affect the core values of WMF
do not create functional obstacles to WMF projects