[WMCEE-l] GAC/IEG application block

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 16:04:33 CET 2015

One month per country - or maybe 2 weeks - if there are more countries,
seems interesting. Regarding Wikicamp - Tomek Bladyniec is plainning to
organise one near Polish-Belarussian border:


Se we might think to expand it to be more international?


2015-01-21 10:03 GMT+01:00 Susanna Mkrtchyan <susanna.mkrtchyan at gmail.com>:

> Dear WMCEE friends,
> I would like to share with some ideas regarding to WMCEE Spring. In order
> to avoid confusion, I think it will be better to announce one month for one
> country. For example in March all WMCEE wikipedians will develop the topics
> about  Estonia, April will be devoted to Greece and May to Poland,.... And
> one of this countries will be choosen as host of Wiki Camp for winners. If
> we'll succeed, then for 2016 we will announce second triple of countries.
> Wikimedia Armenia with pleasure will share our experience of organizing of
> Wiki Camp.
> Best regards,
> Susanna.
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 2:29 PM, Kaarel Vaidla <kaarel at wikimedia.ee>
> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I thank Tomasz Ganicz for drawing attention to the discussion in
>> WIkimedia-l list, as well as to Alex Wang for her comments on the subject!
>> This has been most helpful!
>> I apologize for the delay in answering to WMCEE related letters, but I
>> hope that we can continue with discussions in a more rapid manner.
>> Firstly, I would like to clarify one subject that has brought about some
>> confusion: *there are actually 2 separate events planned for WMCEE for
>> this year*.
>> 1) *WMCEE Spring
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2015>* - a
>> collaboration initiative spreading over all Wikipedias in the region and
>> supporting the creation of region related articles in all those Wikipedias.
>> Although User:Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE)
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kaarel_Vaidla_(WM_EE)> created the
>> event page and has been engaged with its further development, it does not
>> mean that it is a collaboration event organised completely by Wikimedia
>> Eesti. Of course, as one of the established chapters in the region, we will
>> allocate some of our time and financial resources tfor WMCEE Spring, but we
>> would like to see more active approach from other groups in the region. *In
>> its essence WMCEE Spring is not a meeting, but an on-wiki collaboration
>> initiative*, although a possible meeting of Wikipedians of the region
>> has been discussed. As to the dates of this event, we would like to see it
>> to begin on the 20th of March, as to coincide with the actual beginning of
>> Spring. The end dates and possible meeting dates are not clear and there is
>> room for discussion.
>> 2) *WMCEE Retreat 2015*
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2015> - a
>> physical meeting of Wikimedians in the region, similar to 2012 edition
>> in Belgrade <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2012>,
>> 2013 edition in Modra
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2013> and 2014
>> edition in Kyiv
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2014>. This event
>> organised this year mostly by WIkimedia Eesti, but content-wise open for
>> external contributions. According to current plan *this event will take
>> place in the end of August or in the beginning of September*.
>> Shortly, *there are 2 separate events not to be confused*!
>> Secondly, *it is correct WMCEE Spring will be organised during the
>> launch of Inspire Campaign*, which rises some funding related issues for
>> this event. As WMCEE Retreat is planned for August or September, I think
>> that we have time for negotiating questions related to further WMF funding
>> (if needed) after the first Inspire Campaign period.
>> As to WMCEE Spring, we have not yet determined what are *the funding
>> needs for this event*
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2015/Budget>. I
>> propose that we could have a *hangout or skype session* in order to have
>> a more effective discussion. What do you think? I have *created a doodle*
>> <http://doodle.com/4zaer3xs4wwzvsd9> to simplify the process of finding
>> a suitable time. Any other suggestions are more than welcome!
>> I also think that as Wikimedia Eesti is already organising the WMCEE
>> meeting this year, we would not be so interested in organising
>> WikiCamp-like event for the winners of WMCEE Spring. I do think that WMCEE
>> should be locally visible in more than one country during the year. I
>> believe that Wikimedia Eesti is already reaching the outreach effect with
>> the meeting and organising WMCEE Spring final event here would somewhat be
>> a waste of resources. Any thoughts?
>> I would like to thank you all for your kind attention and hope to see a
>> more active CEE Wikimedia wise!
>> Best regards,
>> Kaarel Vaidla
>> Wikimedia Eesti
>> Executive director
>> 2015-01-17 0:06 GMT+02:00 Alex Wang <awang at wikimedia.org>:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I just joined this list so apologies for a delayed response to this
>>> question around grant application timing.
>>> As Tomasz mentioned, Project and Event Grants will be focused on gender
>>> gap issues February 1-April 30th. However, if there is a time-sensitive
>>> request, they will be considered during this period.
>>> Please do let me know if, and approximately when, the organizers of CEE
>>> Spring 2015 plan to submit a grant request and I will work with you on the
>>> review process.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Alex
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: Anna Koval <akoval at wikimedia.org>
>>>> Date: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 9:56 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [WMCEE-l] GAC/IEG application block
>>>> To: A list for Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe <
>>>> wmcee-l at tools.wikimedia.pl>
>>>> Cc: eva at kodu.ee, Kaarel Vaidla <kaarel at wikimedia.ee>
>>>> Dear Tomasz,
>>>> Thank you for flagging this for us.
>>>> And, thank you for offering Wikimedia Polska's support to Wikimedia
>>>> Estonia.
>>>> Anna <3
>>>> --
>>>> Anna Koval, M.Ed.
>>>> Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
>>>> Wikimedia Foundation
>>>> +1.415.839.6885 x6729
>>>> akoval at wikimedia.org
>>>> education.wikimedia.org
>>>> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 6:57 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> As probably not all of you follow the wikimedia-l list, just an
>>>>> information - which is not a secret but was not made very public yet, that
>>>>> WMF Grantmaking team decided to block applications for grants from February
>>>>> 1 till May 1 (for 3 months), as during this time only gender gap related
>>>>> applications will be accepted except some very urgent projects (without
>>>>> clear definition what "urgent" means).
>>>>> So it seems that if we want to apply for a grant for spring contest as
>>>>> well as meeting in Estonia - we should probably apply ASAP - I mean in
>>>>> January.
>>>>> Please, do not comment on the decision of WMF here - as it is not
>>>>> proper list for such discussio. If you want to - go to wikimedia-l list,
>>>>> where there is long thread regarding the issue.
>>>>> If Estonian team needs some support from Wikimedia Polska regarding
>>>>> sharing costs or playing a role of payment processor - please contact me
>>>>> directly ASAP.
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> ---
>>>>> Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz
>>>>> http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Polimerek
>>>>> http://www.ganicz.pl/poli/
>>>>> http://www.cbmm.lodz.pl/work.php?id=29&title=tomasz-ganicz
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