Hi all,

please find below the well known European Country Update Overview. Please all check out your country, and make sure it is correct. Also included a short checklist to go through for each country. 

Some of the entries are really great and inspiring! If you have more inspiring information to share than we found, please do so!


=== Checklist ===
Please check the following for your country: 
* Is the relevant information on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Progress complete for your country? If not: please update. 
* Is your country already included in the database on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Monuments_database . If not, please add yourself to the to add list. 
* Check if your country page is created on commons and linked from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011 and in the template at the bottom
* Check if your national website is linked correctly from http://www.visuelya.de/wlmeu/

=== Country overview ===
Everybody: Basic info is available on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Progress . Please *everybody* check completeness and correctness there. 

Amical is working on organizing this. Lists are complete. All seems to be going well. Will probably (also?) participate in a Euregion wide contest. 

List is progressing, but not complete yet. Organization is unclear, can someone give an update? 

Big bottleneck is volunteers, working together with volunteers from NL&FR to get things going. Government enthusiast. The lists are complete, but organizationally some work to be done. 

*Confederation Helvetica
Contest started already in July locally - only photos submitted in September will be eligable to be nominated for the European contest. Clearly, everything seems to be running smoothly. 

Working on the lists, some volunteers joined the effort. Online part seems all right, but organizational side is unclear. Can someone send around an update? Commons progress table needs some updating too. 

Lists are an issue, as expected, due to decentralized system. In some regions better than others. Will be organizing some local events; jury and awards going steady. 

Have national heritage board as a partner, have a few sponsors and seems organizationally ok (judging website). Website is already bilingual (!). Raul worked on a layer app etc. Lists seem more or less complete. 

National contest is still working on a partner and prizes. Local event is likely to be organized in Catalonia, possibly including the whole Euregion. Meetings with potential partners still scheduled. Lists almost complete, but with little coordinates.  

Working on the lists etc, but work to be done. Employee is working on partners etc. Awards, jury etc also still need work. 

Probably going to be organized together with or as part of a Belgian contest. Lists are complete, there are barely any volunteers. No specific further updates. The page on Commons is still non-existant! See the relevant link from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011 , please create! 

Have a few partners who support us materially, we have a few nice prizes to be announced soon. Had a workshop at the national heritage board. Will organize 5-10 local events. Prize ceremony will be at the national Wikimedia conference. All seems well on schedule. Volunteers are reaching out to help organize the Belgian contest. 

Work seems to be going very well. Good cooperation with national organizations, so organizationally and also with the list everything seems to be going well. Also much outview for long term cooperations. The page on Commons is still non-existant! See the relevant link from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011 , please create! 

Currently focusing on the lists of monuments; have  successfully uploaded to Wikipedia the complete lists of monuments as  given by our partner organisation, the National Heritage Board of  Poland. At the moment, they are working on merging them with the  user-created lists as there are some minor differences. The local rules,  the budget as well as the jury are to be announced very shortly and will (hopefully) be working on getting a proper marketing campaign done by another of our partnership  organisations. Cooperation with two organisations that deal with school  pupils are possibly on the way.

Progress seems to be ongoing. Unsure about the situation on the lists but technically everything seems smooth, and organizationally progress is being made. Not there yet, work still to be done. 

Budget and jury are finished, lists are complete. Volunteers going well, all seems fine. Now working on finishing touch of rules etc. 

Joined recently, as one of the last. Status still unclear, although the lists/database seem to be worked on. The page on Commons is still non-existant! See the relevant link from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011 , please create! 

Are working closely with the local heritage organizations to organize WLM. For the rest, the status is a bit unclear, a short update would be very welcome. Website seems broken. 

Might be organized as part of (or closely coordinated with?) the Swiss contest. Still a bit unclear, but thanks to small country that should be still doable. 

Situation still a bit unclear. If someone could give an update, that would be helpful. Last information we have is that there was going to be contacts with the Heritage board about whether or not there will be lists available. 

*Ceska Republika
Will not be able to pull it off this year due to too many other projects. 

Contrary to earlier communication, it will not be possible to motivate enough volunteers to organize it. 

Will unfortunately probably not be able to pull it off within the set time frame. Maybe at a later time in the year or otherwise next year. Had some struggle in coordinating with government. 

Gave some initial interest, but no more information afterwards. 

Will not be possible this year - things were too busy with the wedding recently. 

*United Kingdom
Not going to be possible due to lack of volunteers. Some interest spiked recently, but will be too short term to pull it off. 

Although communicated differently, there will be no Ukraine contest this year - misunderstanding from our side. 

*Vatican City
Not going to be possible this year. Another shot next time.