Wikimedia Italia has started since this month a project with
"Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso" (Balcan and Caucasus Observatory,
Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso (OBC) is a research institute focused on
South-East Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus which was launched in the
year 2000 and which is based in Rovereto (Trento), in the north-east
of Italy. The main focus of OBC is to produce studies and reports
related to freedom of the press in the 26 countries that they monitor.
They collaborate with a net of over 50 correspondents, including
journalists, researchers, and activists in the various countries.
With the help of WM-IT, OBC selected a Wikipedian in Residence for the
next months. His name is Davide Denti and you can find his contact
in copy. Davide is a long-time Wikipedian, contributing on it.wiki
since 2007, he is also a PhD candidate at the University of Trento, in
Trento in the north of Italy, where is working on his thesis about EU
enlargement policies with respect to the western balkans and in
Bosnia-Herzegovina in particular.
The residence is fully founded through a EU project called "European
Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)" <http://www.ecpmf.eu/>
with partners - both individuals, for example journalists, and
organisations - in several countries[2a][2b].
In the scope of this project we would like to come in touch with
Wikipedians in the region of Balkans that may find this project of
interest, we also think that you may be interested in building
relations with institutions in your country that participate in this
We look forward to collaborating with you to make this project, and
the content on Wikipedia about Balkans and Caucasus, better.
on behalf on Wikimedia Italia