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SUPPORT FREE KNOWLEDGE
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GLAM - DIGITALISING SWISS CULTURE
We partner with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums to digitalise Swiss cultural heritage.
Join the Wiki community and share your knowledge with the world.
We collaborate with Swiss schools and universities to bring new digital tools into classrooms.
A space for experimentation and new tools.
OUTREACH & COMMUNICATION
We advocate for free knowledge through our national and international network.
Creating a more knowledgeable society
In today’s world of fake news and misinformation, access to free and unbiased knowledge is more important than ever. Join us in promoting free knowledge by maintaining and developing the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia and other Wiki projects.
Our vision is a world in which every human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge for a more open and informed society.
At Wikimedia CH, we open doors and bring people together with the aim of sharing free knowledge and supporting our community's work.
Our programmes offer projects, events and basic training in editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia platforms. We provide grants for initiatives that support our mission.
News & events
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Wikimedia CH is working on many projects to safeguard Swiss cultural heritage and to provide access to free information – one of the pillars of an open society. Help us to keep the access to knowledge free.
Wikimedia CH was founded on 14 May 2006.
Wikimedia CH communicates in four languages: German, French, Italian and English
More than 2.7 million Wikipedia articles existed in German by end of July 2022.
Wikipedia went online on 15 January 2001.
Every second, around 6,000 people visit Wikipedia and its sister platforms.
Wikipedia exists in 315 languages.
There are more than 16,900 German-speaking Wikipedia authors.
Wikimedia CH has five impact directions: GLAM, Community, Outreach, Education, and Innovation.
There are more than 16,500 French-speaking Wikipedia authors.
In 2021, Wikimedia CH activities reached around 1.5 million people in Switzerland.
There are more than 7,600 Italian-speaking Wikipedia authors.
50 years of women's suffrage in Switzerland was one of the focus topics of 2021.