Kaarel Vaidla
Kaarel Vaidla
Wikimedia Eesti (WM EE), Executive director

About me


I am a masters level philosophy student in Paris-Sorbonne and University of Tartu, specializing in Ancient Greek philosophy and phenomenology. I am happily married and have three children. I enjoy literature, music and good company.

Professionally I have been engaged in diverse activities, mostly in the sector of non-profit organizations and I have a vast experience of project writing in this field. Most remarkably I have had various roles in Estonian Guide and Assistant Dog Foundation, from voluntary puppy raiser to guide dog trainer and from board assistant to bookkeeper. I have also gained invaluable experience of voluntary work in Estonia and in France.

I am an ardent supporter of free culture and free knowledge, as well as an inactive user of Estonian Wikipedia since November 2009.

I joined Wikimedia movement in October 2013 when I was hired as a project writer of meta:Wikimedia Eesti. In December 2013 I also started working as the coordinator of the education project of the organization. After the restructuring of the staff of Wikimedia Eesti in Spring 2014 I became the executive director of the chapter on the 1st of July 2014. It is possible to acquaint oneself with the relevant vision and scope document on meta.

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et-N See kasutaja valdab eesti keelt emakeelena.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances avancées en français.
ru-1 Этот участник владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
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My job functions include:

  • Creation of agendas, budgets, projects/programs and reports of Wikimedia Eesti in collaboration with the board.
  • Supporting the execution of projects, resp. managing project team, project schedule and project budget, finding the volunteers.
  • Work on strategy of the organization.
  • International communication and communication with partners and local community.

For a more thorough job description see Wikimedia Eesti staff job functions.

If You have any question concerning Wikimedia Eesti projects, do not hesitate to contact me:

E-mail: kaarel wikimedia.ee
Phone number: +372 52 30 204