If you are interested in becoming part of one of these amazing projects, or if you want to edit Wikipedia and freely share your content on Wikimedia projects, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact directly your Community Liaison.
The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system in Europe. Wikimedia CH supports projects thatwill benefit the online documentation and illustration of this natural heritage. To this end, we host photographic contests like Wiki loves Earth and seek to establish partnerships with any and all institutions involved with the Alpine ecosystem.
Wikipedians in Residence
Wikipedians in Residence support GLAM and educational institutions with regards to the publication of selected collections and inventories for Wikimedia projects. Providing training and guidance to these partners, we want to enable these institutions to later contribute to Wikimedia projects on their own.
The Swiss Federal Archives, the Swiss National Library as well as many others have already hired Wikipedians in Residence and are now actively contributing to Wikimedia projects.
Wikimedia projects are being curated and improved by volunteers during their spare time. When we say that “everyone can contribute”, we mean it: diversity is an essential component in all our projects. That’s why we are regularly launching a variety of activities and events to attract more women to contribute to Wikipedi, and help us foster a broader, more diverse community.
Wikimedia CH collaborates with partners such as FemWiss or the University of Geneva to co-hosts Wikipedia Writing Ateliers and Workshops specifically targeting women as contributors.
KIWIX - Wikipedia offline
With Kiwix – Wikipedia offline you can access Wikipedia for free, regardless of where you are, without actually being connected to the internet: rural school in Africa, remote mountain areas, in jails or even North Korea. Wikimedia CH has been supporting the development and deployment of Kiwix for several years now and we want to take it a step further. Find out more…
Wikimedia CH’s work with schools and universities across Switzerland takes many shapes and forms. While we’re happy to answer calls from teachers to come and talk to students about how best to start editing Wikipedia and learn from it, we also take things more proactively.
Wikivillage, for instance, is a writing contest targeted to students at the secondary level and focuses on improving Wikipedia articles of Swiss villages. After a first successful edition in 2015 in Vaud, we are looking forward to expand this program to other cantons across Switzerland.
Wikimedia CH is working with many GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) institutions in Switzerland in order to enrich the available content on Wikimedia projects. This means setting up agreements for Wikipedians in Residence or so-called “civilists”, but also offer general consultancy services on how to best share and upload their collections.