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Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge is a non-profit association aimed to support the free dissemination of knowledge in Switzerland, including projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, of which the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, the multimedia database Wikimedia Commons, the collection of educational texts Wikibooks, the news portal Wikinews, the collection of quotations Wikiquote or the collection of books Wikisource.

Created on May 14th 2006, it brings together participants and users of Wikimedia projects. They speak the four official languages of Switzerland (German, French, Italian and Romansch) and Alemannic dialects.

It is recognized as a local Chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation. However, it is a financially and legally independent entity, obeying different rules and leadership. Wikimedia CH does not host any of the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation and has no publishing right on them.

The association's activities include:

  • intervention to Swiss media ;
  • contact with public (government, local authorities, libraries, etc.) or private bodies likely to provide free content to the Wikimedia projects ;
  • make educational presentations of Wikimedia projects to students, teachers or anyone interested ;
  • negotiate partnerships with outside organizations for the publication or distribution of the content of Wikimedia projects.

The next General Assembly 2024 will take place on April 27, 2024. You can find more information here.

This wiki is restricted to Wikimedia CH members. For more generic information, go to our website

Working groups : swissGLAMour - Lobbying/press/FR campaign - Communication tools&materials - Education - WLM - International - Strategic plan/annual budget