Project Silverknowledge is managed by Wikimedia Germany and ZAWiW – Center for General Scientific Continuing Education at the University of Ulm which provides scholarly support to senior organization and consults Wikimedia in overall project coordination as a part of the TAO AAL project by offering action research. The new report is ready for the publicity: Short Report Silverknowledge_Multiplication Phase


Wikimedia Germany developed the “Silver Knowledge” activities for the purpose of increasing contributions from older adults and as a means to integrate more older adults into Wikipedia as authors. “Silver Knowledge” is integrated into educational programs offered by Wikimedia Germany, which were created to facilitate access to freely available knowledge for every generation.

The objectives of “Silver Knowledge” include, in particular:

  • Attracting and actively involving more older adults as Wikipedia authors and/or people working in the sister projects Wiki Commons, Wikisources, etc.
  • Attracting and networking locations for “Silver Knowledge” activities with local cooperation partners (among them groups involved in the subject, senior initiatives and various local educational institutions).
  • Expanding the network of contributors by attracting and qualifying Wikimedia contributors and by developing training materials.
  • Providing support to Wikipedia authors with activities such as round table discussions, involvement in editor groups, workshops and participation in mentor programs.
  • Development of community activities to ensure that senior authors become actively involved and integrated long-term into the Wikipedia community.
  • Participation in Wiki Loves Monuments with several activities.

For more information please have a look at the following links:

Silver Knowledge (in English)
Silberwissen (in German)


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