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The Wikimedia projects have an international scope, and their outreach has already made a significant impact throughout the world. To continue this success on an organizational level, Wikimedia is building an international network of associated organizations.
Local chapters are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation and support them within a specified geographical region. They support the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia projects in different ways - by collecting donations, organizing local events and projects and spreading the word of Wikimedia, Free Content and Wiki culture. They also provide the community and potential partners with a point of contact capable of fulfilling specific local needs.
If you have questions about local chapters or want to start one in your country, please don't hesitate to contact the Chapters committee.
Please note that the local chapters are self-dependent associations with no legal control of or responsibility for the websites of the Wikimedia Foundation and vice versa.
France: Wikimédia France
Germany: Wikimedia Deutschland
Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. (Wikimedia Germany - society for the promotion of free knowledge) was founded on 13 June 2004 in Berlin as Wikimedia's first local chapter. At the end of 2006 the membership association counted more than 300 members. Among other activities Wikimedia Deutschland initiated several important partnerships, for example with Directmedia Publishing, the publisher of the German Wikipedia-DVD, and the Deutsche Bibliothek (German national library). Donations to Wikimedia Deutschland are tax-deductible in Germany. More information on the official website: www.wikimedia.de
Israel: Wikimedia Israel
Wikimedia Israel (Hebrew: ויקימדיה-ישראל, Arabic: ويكيمديا إسرائيل) is the Israeli chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was officially registered on 26 June 2006, after an organizing process that began on 15 December 2006, when the idea was brought before the local Wikimedian community in one of its conferences. Official website in Hebrew, Arabic and English: http://il.wikimedia.org
Italy: Wikimedia Italia
Netherlands: Wikimedia Nederland
Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland is the Dutch chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was founded on 27 March 2006 in Eindhoven. Official website: nl.wikmedia.org
Poland: Wikimedia Polska
Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska (Wikimedia Polska Association) is the Polish Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was formed on 14 August 2005, and registered three months later, on 18 November. Official website: pl.wikimedia.org
Serbia: Wikimedia Србије
Wikimedia Србије is the Serbian Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was formed on 3 December 2005, and it was registered almost two months later. Official website: rs.wikimedia.org
Switzerland: Wikimedia CH
Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens is the Swiss Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was established in Olten on 14 May 2006. Official website: www.wikimedia.ch
Wikimedia Taiwan (Chinese: 中華民國維基媒體協會) is the Taiwan Chapter of Wikimedia Foundation. It was officially registered on Feburary 11, 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan, after an organization process that began in Feburary 19, 2006. It was approved by the Wikimedia Foundation as a Wikimedia Chapter on July 4, 2007. The official website is http://www.wikimedia.tw and will be available in both Chinese and English.
United Kingdom: Wikimedia UK
Wiki Education Resources Ltd, t/a Wikimedia UK is the United Kingdom Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was incorporated 14 February 2006. Official website: www.wikimedia.org.uk