During the past 2 weeks, 4 trainings on use of wiki sites were held as part of the project for decentralised cooperation between North Macedonia and Lower Normandy. The first 3 trainings were focused on editing contents for the wiki sites (September 23, 28 and 30) and the fourth training was intended for administrators (October 1).
These trainings are an extension of the training cycle held in April this year in Debar, Veles and Skopje.
The three trainings were attended by a total of 17 candidates from different cities from North Macedonia, who had the opportunity to be familiarised with the wiki software and its use, to learn how to edit text, create links and add sources, edit photos, multimedia, tables, categories and discussion pages. After these 3 basic trainings, training was also held for wiki-site administrators, covering the editing of portals and user and content administration. This training was attended by 10 participants who had previously undergone the basic training. Trainings were attended by participants from the following cities: Skopje, Veles, Strumica, Kumanovo, Kavadarci, Gevgelija, Makedonski Brod, Kicevo.
The 4-hour trainings were conducted by trainers-representatives from the Metamorphosis Foundation, whereas the administration training was held by a representative of the NGO Wikimedia Macedonia, the partner in this project of the Metamorphosis Foundation. Participation in the trainings was free and they were held in the premises of Metamorphosis, and all participants received a copy of the Wiki Guide. The purpose of the trainings and the internship is to motivate young people to contribute to the enrichment of local content and to the improvement of its quality through cooperation enabled by the wiki-platform, and do strengthen the active citizen participation through the use of new technologies.
The purpose of these activities, in particular, is to encourage the enrichment of content on the local wiki-portals, which would lead to the creation of regional wiki-portals, connections of municipalities, and most of all, promotion of regional opportunities and values, which will stimulate business development, increase awareness of employment opportunities for people from other regions and will promote the local artistic, cultural and other events. So far, 3 portals have been created on wiki.mk, Skopje, Debar and Veles, but by increasing the contents of local importance it is expected to create portals for other cities as well, and connect them in regional wiki-portals in the future.
This activity is part of the Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of North Macedonia, coordinated by ALDA.
For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/