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Welcome to the assessment department of the European Union WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's European Union articles. While much of the work is (may in the future be) done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{European Union}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:European Union articles by quality and Category:European Union articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


FAQ Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
As a member of the WikiProject European Union, you can do it yourself. If you're unsure, list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the European Union WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
Contact nomen nescio who will handle it or assign the issue to someone.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
Relist it as a request or contact nomen nescio who will handle it or assign the issue to someone.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Instructions Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject European Union}} project banner on its talk page:

{{European Union| ... | class=??? | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed European Union articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of the subject. Importance does not equate to quality; a featured article could rate 'mid' on importance.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Subject is a "core" topic for the European Union, or is generally notable to people unfamiliar with European affairs. European Union
...
High Subject is notable or significant within the field of the European Union, although it may not be known to a significant part of the general population. Jacques Delors
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Mid Subject is a minor aspect of the European Union. Not necessarily known outside those interested in the field. Monarchies in the European Union
...
Low Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within the field of the European Union. May have been included primarily to achieve comprehensive coverage of another topic. Euro sign
...

Requesting an assessmentRequesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead.

Please add articles at the BOTTOM of this section
  1. European integration a (B category) to do list on the talk page would be grately appreciated. --U5K0 (talk) 01:38, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
  2. Walter Hallstein--Boson (talk) 01:02, 29 March 2013 (UTC)