Open Belgium 2016

Open Belgium is an annual conference about open knowledge, open data and more in Belgium. The conference is held in English and is organised by Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium.

The 2016 edition was held in Antwerp. Three Wikimedia BE team members were present: MADe, DerekvG, Romaine.


Wikimedia Belgium @ the KUL Fablab Photography Hackaton

Feb 25, 2016  Stefano Caneva and Derek Giroulle will represent Wikimedia Belgium at the KUL-Fablab Photography  Hackathon coorgansied with Europeana
Find the brochures about creative commons on  Publications page  find a PDF of our presentation


Wikimedia Belgium needs you

Some more information on the General Assembly for Saturday. I think it super to have 3 new people that want to join the board.

As we seem to have more board candidates than places in the board, I would like to go over the options.


Join our General Assembly

The Board of Wikimedia Belgium is pleased to invite its esteemed members to attend it's Annual General Assembly Meeting for the Financial Year ended 31 December 2015 which will be convened on Saturday 23 January at 13:00 at

WTC Tower 1 - 25th floor (Office "Constant")
Boulevard Albert II / Koning Albert II-laan 30
B-1210 Brussels

The Agenda of the Meeting is to consider:


Wikimania 2016 applications

Update - applications for Wikimania have closed

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by
January 9th. To apply, visit the scholarship page.

Have you ever wanted to join the worlds biggest Wikipedia event? But you ou never got selected for a scholarship?
No panic, as this year, the number of (partial) sholarships was increased x10.


Half year budget approved

Again good financial news for our organisation!

The Wikimedia Foundation, our "mother" organisation, has approved our programme  for the coming six months, and has also approved the associated budget.
This financial support, together with your donations, has three goals:

  1. We want Belgian Wikipedians, people interested in free knowledge, and the whole public to know that we exist, and to share
    with them what we do. 
  2. We want people that know our organisation to become member.
  3. We want our members to become active in our organisation and in the Wikimedia environment.

Do you want to know how the money will be spent? Come to our General Assembly, or join a monthly board meeting.


HP user group supports Wikimedia Belgium

Good news. HP-Interex Belgium, representing the user community of Hewlett-Packard computers, has supported Wikimedia Belgium with a donation of almost 500 euro.
We thank HP-Interex and Mieken for their support!

Do you also want to support us? Become a member, or support us financially.


Media looking for Wikipedians

Several media organisations have approached us with questions about the 15th birthday of Wikipedia.
They look for volunteers to share their experiences with them.

Are you interested? Let me know on


Holiday period

The board of Wikimedia Belgium wishes all Wikipedia enthusiasts a Merry Christmas and a happy start of 2016!

We also want to inform you about events planned in January:

Our full agenda is available on our old website.


Our first donation!

Our organisation has some good news. We got our first paid member some months ago. Today we received our first donation on our bank account.
Thank you Francois!

Do you want to support us financially? Check the page "support us"!



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