This is really exciting Lantuszka! I also think it's critical that women come together in spaces like this - and there has yet to be a major WikiWomen "gathering" in Europe (outside of the Wikimania WikiChix luncheons).

I encourage people to register, and you can always apply for a Wikimedia Participation Grant, which could help cover the cost of registration, travel and accommodation. Find more out here:


On 1/12/13 11:19 AM, Lantuszka . wrote:
Dear fellow Wiki-women,

I am writing to you about non-wiki event, but that has a great space and potential also for WikiWomen.

The ePF (Fundacja ePaństwo, where I have the honour to serve as foundation's council member) is hosting in Warsaw, Poland the PDF event. PDF stands here for: Personal Democracy Forum. The event in a global scale is very famous for the one taking place in USA. This one is the first ever edition of the PDF for Central-Eastern Europe (that's why we call it: PDF-Poland and CEE).

to know more about the event see:

But the main space for the WikiWomen Initiative that I would see is actually in the unconference that is taking place the day after actual PDF.
Now, what is the unconference? well, simply check on Wikipedia: ;) In a nutshell: unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The ePF is providing a space and tech-facitilites as internet access, beamer, etc and you are free to use the space as you wish. Most of the PDF attendees would also attend it, maybe even some more people? This is a great space that we could use for the Wikiwomen initiative. What do you think?

Due to a limited number of places it is necessary to submit a registration form by January 15th (!) - the registration is same form for the PDF and the unconference.

The event has no participation costs, so the only expenses are accommodation + travel costs.
However thanks to support from Trust CEE we can cover a limited number of travel & accommodation costs of participants from these 6 countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Thanks to Omidyar Network we can support attendees from Ukraine too. so if you are from one of these countries and would like to obtain the travel cost reimburcement, please mention this upon registering. And if you have colleagues in the countries as Czech Rep., Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and/or Ukraine, please be so kind to let them know about this interesting event and opportunity to have travel costs reimbursed.

Looking forward meeting you in Warsaw,

Lantuszka (Julia Maria Koszewska) - your fellow WikiWoman from Poland

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