Grants:PEG/Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska/Projects of Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska for period of July 11st to August 14st 2016/Report
- Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
- Is your project completed?
Activities and lessons learned
- Preceding activities:One of the initial steps required selection and activation of the organization team from the members of the Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska which would coordinate the project. Team was composed from five community members: Ljubiša Malenica, Ranko Nikolić, Radenko Đoković, Saša Stanivuk and Bojana Podgorica.
Projects of Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska for period of July 11th to August 14th 2016 consisted of two overall activities. One segment was focused on training and outreach materials while the second one was dedicated to the sub-project "Meet the Republic of Srpska".
- Training and outreach materials:
- writing new brochure
- linguistic adaptation of texts
- design and output of materials in electronic form
- data and photos update
- Meet the Republic of Srpska:
- set the topics
- member selection of the organizing team
- grant preparation
- create pages and templates
- promotion on social networks and on websites
- selecting prizes
- edit-a-thon and presentation about WM projects
- one photo-tour
- upload-a-thon on Wikimedia Commons
- send media releases and promotion
- communication with GLAMs to get support for events
- controlling of improved/written articles
- jury selection
- prize awarding
Training and outreach materials:
- Writing new brochure
For needs of upcoming educational activities and projects, four types of brochures, deemed most vital, were selected:
During consultations with the Wikimedia Foundation we received suggestion to pick two which were of greatest importance, so we decided upon the following pair of brochures:
- Wikipedia Education Program Case Studies
- New Editing WP booklet
Listed brochures exist in Serbian and English language which made our task that easier given that from the start we knew what our brochures should look like. Necessary information updates were done on parts of the brochures were it was needed with illustrations and instructions adapted to the territory of the Republic of Srpska.
- Linguistic adaptation of texts
During work on brochure content, all text had to be adapted to the language area of the Republic of Srpska, which is ijekavian dialect of the Serbian language. All content was translated and adapted to this language area.
- Design and output of materials in electronic form
Brochure design procedure and printing preparations were all completed.
Brochures were printed in batches of 175 pieces for each of two selected brochures.
Hard-copies will be distributed during educational projects.
Meet the Republic of Srpska:
Given the relatively small number of articles on Wikipedia in Serbian language, somewhat less than 7000, dealing with Republic of Srpska, and many of them focused on region of Banja Luka, community decided it would be prudent to increase number of articles related to Republic of Srpska and make them more geographically diverse. To achieve this goal, competition in article writing was organized.
- Set the topics
List of articles that were missing or in need of expansion was created and all titles were separated in nine different segments: Culture, Nature/Geography, Economy, Society/Politics, Sports, Transportation, History, Education/Science and Monuments. The complete list numbered 103 titles, though participants of the competition weren't limited to these articles alone but could write on other topics as long as they were linked with Republic of Srpska.
- Member selection of the organizing team
Organizing team was composed from Ranko Nikolić, Saša Stanivuk, Bojana Podgorica, Ljubiša Malenica and Radenko Đoković.
- Grant preparation
Organizational team worked on preparation of project documentation. During our consultations with Wikimedia Foundation, we received suggestions that we should focus on two most important brochures, instead of four planned. Also, given that Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska organized another project - photo competition “Traces of Soul” there were certain doubts in successful realization of both projects due to overlapping of time frames. Despite this, project activities, photo-tours and edit-a-thons were implemented according to schedule and in different parts of the Republic of Srpska and no activity from one project obstructed implementation of the activities from the other project.
- Create pages and templates
Special page on Wikipedia in Serbian language was created dedicated to the competition and was divided on eight subsections. Subsection "On competition" dealt with the Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska, its projects so far, number of members, history and with the goals and reasons for the competition itself. This subsection held important information regarding the competition time frame, organizers and contacts. Second subsection "Participants" is self-explanatory and provides a list of those who participated in the competition with instructions on how to participate and how to mark your work as done withing "Meet Srpska" competition. Third subsection "Rules and Awards" deal with precise rules under which the competition is conducted and with awards for best participants. First award was laptop, second one was tablet while the third one was the book "Illustrated History of the Serbs". Fourth subsection "Articles" is dedicated to the already mentioned list of suggested articles in nine categories relating to the Republic of Srpska. "Jury" is the fifth subsection of the page and lists three members jury, all of whom are experienced Wikipedians, with notable results in regards of both quality and quantity. Members of the jury were the following Wikipedians: Ванилица, Жељко Тодоровић and Lackope. Next in line is the subsection "Awarded" which holds list of 14 participants who received either one of three planned rewards or badge of gratitude for participation. Project "Meet Srpska" envisioned visual contribution through addition of 200 pictures of Republic of Srpska to the Wikimedia Commons. Subsection "Photos" holds 206 pictures created in Pale, one of the municipalities of the City of East Sarajevo and in Rogatica, small town not far from East Sarajevo. Pictures focus mostly on natural, cultural and religious heritage. Last subsection of the project page holds information regarding Edit-a-thon held during the competition. It was organized in cooperation with the Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo on 29th of July and lasted from 09:00 in the morning until 15:00 at noon. 12 volunteers and members of the community participated and 19 new articles were written with addition of 12 new pictures, from the event itself.
- Promotion on social networks and on websites
Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska, even before it began implementing its own projects, realized importance of social networks and media for promotion of its own activities and establishing contact with those interested in its work or supporting it. Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska has its own Talk page on Wikipedia in Serbian language, official presentation and a blog, page on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Besides user group on Facebook, it has a page on the social network TPO as well. All of these information outlets have been used before, during and after implementation of the “Meet Srpska” project with significant addition of traditional media coverage, especially local TV stations which conducted several interviews through which community had an opportunity to further explain what is the project purpose, what are the activities of community and what is the mission of community, and thus Wikimedia Foundation itself. There were several morning program guest appearances on local TV which served the same purpose. All of these media activities were conducted during the project time frame itself, thus additionally exposing it to the general public. News articles are accessible from the official Wikipedia page of the community, where video materials can be found as well, for several interviews and guest appearances. One of the newspapers on the level of the Republic contacted us directly with questions about the project, the community and our mission and they were provided with all necessary information for a several columns worth of an article. Others co-opted already published texts from state television and other, better known and larger TV stations. The following list holds articles and video material which were gathered by the community members relating to the project “Meet Srpska”:
- Lukavica Online: Participate in edit-a-thon "Meet Srpska";
- Trebevic Info Portal: "Meet Srpska edit-a-thon held in East Sarajevo;
- iSarajevo: Meet Srpska- Competition
- Glas Srpske: Competition in writing articles "Meet Srpska"
- BanjaLuka.com: Competition in writing articles "Meet Srpska" has begun
- BanjaLuka.com: Winners declared in competition "Meet Srpska"
- iSerbia: Wikimedia community-Meet Srpska
- Rasen: The competition in writing articles "Meet Srpska" starts today
- City East Sarajevo: Editorial marathon "Meet Srpska" in Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo
- Nezavisne novine: The competition in writing articles "Meet Srpska" starts today
- EduInfo: Wikipedia: Competition in writing articles about Republic of Srpska
- Blic: New pages on encyclopedia of the world: Discover the beauty of Srpska on Wikipedia
- Trebevic Info Portal: Editorial marathon in Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo- "Meet Srpska"
- Frontal: Competition in writing wiki-articles "Meet Srpska"
- Press: Meet Srpska
- Trebevic Info Portal: New pages on encyclopedia of the world: Discover the beauty of Srpska on Wikipedia
- Trebevic Info Portal: Winners declared in competition "Meet Srpska"
- GlasRegije: Wikipedia: Competition in writing articles "Meet Srpska"
- Contact: Discover the beauty of Srpska on Wikipedia
- BBportal: Winners declared in competition "Meet Srpska"
- New pages on encyclopedia of the world: Discover the beauty of Srpska on Wikipedia
- ELTA TV Coffey at 5: Meet Srpska
- Selecting prize
Given the nature of competition, three prizes were designated for the best and most hardworking participants. Prior to the competition itself, the evaluating criteria on which success of the participants will be measured was decided. Every article written by one author would be graded by taking the number of bytes in the article (the quantitative segment) and multiplying it with grades from 0 to 2 (the qualitative segment). The process would be repeated for every article written by the author during the competition and the final result would come from the sum of all grades, achieved in this manner, for individual authors. Community, in the course of the debate on actual prizes, decided that the first prize should be a laptop, a valuable prize for the most dedicated participant which would enable him further work on Wikipedia wherever he might find himself and would be an useful piece of everyday equipment need to finish different tasks, jobs or projects. Second prize was chosen for the same reasons but given the lesser amount of funds separated for it, community decided to choose tablet as fitting reward for next to the best participant of the competition. In accordance with nature of Wikipedia as encyclopedia and given that the quality of articles on it depends upon reliable and proven sources, it was decided that the third prize was going to be a book. In this case, community decided it would be one of the best known books in regards of the Serbian history, “Illustrated History of the Serbs” by Vladimir Ćorović, a special edition illustrated with numerous pictures and more richly decorated than the average version.
- Edit-a-thon and presentation about WM projects
Edit-a-thon was planned as an integral part of the competition, even when it was a still idea to be fulfilled. It was one of the more prominent features of the project and in itself, it drew a significant amount of attention, especially from local media given that it was done in cooperation with Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo whose director and staff were professional and quite helpful in implementation of the project. Main Library, already having an experience from an earlier project with our community, again prepared necessary material in form of literature and provided the volunteers and community members with sufficient number of computers and an internet access. In the event, 12 volunteers and community members participated and created 19 new articles during 6 hours in which edit-a-thon lasted, from 09:00 in the morning to 15:00 in the afternoon. Edit-a-thon was held on 29th of July 2016 in East Sarajevo, in the internet reading room of the Main Library. Given the nature of cooperation, this is also one more GLAM project done in cooperation with Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo. This opportunity was used to present Wikimedia projects in general, through different kind of media to the general public and through edit-a-thon itself to the newcomers who participated in the event as volunteers.
- One photo-tour
In the course of the project one photo-tour, consisting of two parts, was completed. Photo-tour was implemented between 2nd and 3rd August on territories of City of East Sarajevo municipalities of Pale and East New Sarajevo (2nd August) and municipality of Rogatica, a small town near East Sarajevo. Focus of the photo-tour were religious, cultural, historical and natural landmarks of these communities, which are located in the eastern part of the Republic of Srpska and are not sufficiently represented on Wikimedia Commons. Initial goal of the project was addition of 200 new pictures while the final result was 206 new additions to the Commons archive. During first day of the photo-tour, in East New Sarajevo and Pale 115 pictures were taken, all of high quality and resolution with subjects ranging from monuments to natural landmarks. On the second day, photo-tour in Rogatica ended with 91 new picture, high quality and resolution as well, depicting town outlook, most notable geographic features and cultural landmarks. All pictures added to the Commons archive can be viewed through the following link
- Upload-a-thon on Wikimedia Commons
All pictures from the photo-tour segment of the project were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons together with those taken in East Sarajevo Main Library premises during edit-a-thon.
- Send media releases and promotion
Before project "Meet Srpska" began, all notable media houses in the Republic were notified by our community on the project, its goals and purpose. This initial media release was followed with three more releases, one at the middle of the competition, one upon the ending of the project and one dealing with most successful participants. Project was covered with more than 20 media articles, TV guest appearances and portal articles and besides national TV station, majority of other more important news providers took notice of the competition and reported on it in one form or another. Community implemented active media promotion of the project on social networks and in cooperation with other news providers on regular bases kept project updated, which in turn resulted in relatively high interest in the project.
- Communication with GLAMs to get support for events
During preparations for the project, Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska received support from Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo once its representatives were introduced to and acquainted with the plans and goals of the “Meet Srpska” project. As already mentioned above, Main Library had crucial role in implementation of the edit-a-thon within the project of “Meet Srpska” building further on already existing cooperation achieved through earlier workshop done together. Communication between Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska and Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo was conducted through official channels and verbal agreements during which no obstacle to the implementation of edit-a-thon was noticed.
- Controlling of improved/written articles
System for gradation of new or improved articles quality was set up in the following manner. Every article written by one author would be graded by taking the number of bytes in the article (the quantitative segment) and multiplying it with grades from 0 to 2 (the qualitative segment). The process would be repeated for every article written by the author during the competition and the final result would come from the sum of all grades, achieved in this manner, for individual authors. Further control of the improved or written articles was done through work of the specially selected jury which went through all of the submitted articles. Jury was composed from the very experienced members of the Wikipedia in Serbian language who have created significant number of articles and have been active in the community for a quite long time. It was their duty to review all of the new articles and grade them in accordance with system described earlier. Besides them, administrators and other users had an opportunity to participate in control of the content through standard Wikipedia procedures, editing options and article talk pages.
- Jury selection
Jury for the competition was composed from three community members with prior extensive experience in article creation and work within Wikipedia in the Serbian language. Members in question were the following Wikipedians: Ванилица, Жељко Тодоровић and Lackope. Given their impressive credentials, community decided these three judges would be most fit and qualified to oversee the process of article evaluation and have the last say when it comes to the matter of deciding the best participants in the competition. Ванилица currently has more than 25.000 edits, almost 3 years of experience on Wikipedia and other projects and more than 1.270 written articles. Besides the activity on Wikipedia in Serbian language, this user has been active on Wikipedia in English, French and German languages and Wikimedia projects Commons and Wikidata. Жељко Тодоровић, second member of the jury, has more than 61.000 edits with more than seven years of experience on Wikipedia and 1.080 written articles. This user is active on more Wikimedia projects such as Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikispecies, Wiktionary, Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons. In regards to activities on Wikipedia, besides work done on Wikipedia in Serbian language, user has worked on Wikipedias in Spanish, Greek, German, Ukrainian, Russian, English and Bulgarian language. The final member of the jury, Lackope has almost 6.300 edits with more than two years of experience with Wikimedia projects. Lackope has written 71 article so far and has been active in Wikipedia in Serbian, Spanish, English, Romanian, Portuguese, Russian and Bulgarian with additional activities on Wikimedia projects Wikidata and Commons.
- Prize awarding
After competition was completed and all articles evaluated, the best three participants in the competition were chosen through the gradation system mentioned above. The first place went to user Konkvistador, who received, as a reward, HP laptop. Second place went to Marko Sarajevo who was awarded tablet while the third place went to user BosnaSRB and with it the prize in form of a book “Illustrated History of Serbs”. User BosnaSRB decided to, instead of receiving the award, gift it to the elementary school in East Sarajevo. All prizes were delivered to their respective owners either through mail or personal delivery. Within competition timeframe, user Konkvistador added new content worth 585.122 bytes which amounted to 39 new and 5 edited articles. Marko Sarajevo, user who took the second place added content worth 412.896 bytes, that is 68 new articles while the user BosnaSRB added new content worth 375.421 bytes which amounts to 83 new articles and 6 expanded ones. All additions were for the Wikipedia in Serbian language.
- What worked well?
- Overall communication between community members and clear division of responsibilities, regarding the project, was implemented without any trouble or obstacles. Cooperation with GLAM partners was on satisfactory level as well and left both parties interested in further cooperation and development of the it. Communication between project team and rest of the community was very good and media coverage of the whole project was quite satisfactory given the fact that the project was mentioned in different types of media during its entire duration. Interest of the general public, enticed by the media coverage of the project, was relatively high and news of the project reach all parts of the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Process of award acquisition went smoothly and without problems in delivery or estimated time of arrival. During the selection of the prizes, organizational team tried to balance between funds at its disposal and quality of the items themselves. In all three cases, regarding prizes, prize providers worked in professional manner and respected agreed conditions and time tables. Photo-tour was organized and implemented in accordance with organizational team agreement and presented project plan. The entire project was finished without any serious problems or setbacks and was done in the envisioned time frame.
- What didn't work?
- In the context of the project everything planned was implemented without any serious setbacks or problems. Every segment of the planned activities was done in accordance with the original plan and without any serious or disrupting problems or mistakes. There were some smaller deviations here and there, created during certain stage of the project but nothing that could not be attended to on the spot so, after everything is taken into account, it can be said that everything worked as planned.
- What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
- Depending on number of volunteers and members of community who would be free at the given time, photo-tour could be extended to the entire east part of the Republic of Srpska, or at least more notable locations so to add more visual content of east Republic of Srpska on Wikimedia Commons. Given the fact some of our volunteers for the edit-a-thon where newbies, we spent initial part of the edit-a-thon on their introduction to the Wikipedia, editing and creation of simple biography articles. In the future, we could focus on more demanding articles which would yield larger number of bytes, despite demanding more time as well. Newbies could be guided through the process by other, more experienced members of the community. We could also try, when it comes to future edit-a-thons or editorial workshops, to simultaneously organize workshops, on the same day and on the same theme in several libraries that have already shown interest in the cooperation with us. There would be no changes to measures of success, unless community decided otherwise.
Outcomes and impact
- Provide the original project goal here.
- Training and outreach materials: Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska user group exists and operates for more than a year and during that time we held more than 36 wiki meetups, 10 educations programs, one conference, one photo contents, a glam event and several edit-a-thons. For all these events there was a promotion and education materials provided by the wikimedians. Some brochures were printed as a part of grant tasks in small quantities. In order to increasing activities and be more professional we would like to have training and outreach materials.
We do have plans to organize several events in upcoming period and brochures are necessary to get better results. Most needed: pamphlet for media Illustrating Wikipedia brochure Wikipedia Education Program Case Studies New Editing WP booklet v4
Meet the Republic of Srpska: Project Meet Srpska involves editing marathon and competition in writing articles and a photo tour which would focus on collecting photographs of the Republic of Srpska. There are already articles and photos regarding the Republic of Srpska on Wikipedia, however, their number is small. According to researches there are less than 7000 articles about Republic of Srpska. Also, beside lack of articles, there is also insufficient number of photos on Wikimedia Commons. The project goal is increasing number of articles on Wikipedia, and increasing number of photos on Wikimedia Commons. The planned period for realization of all activities is from July 11th to August 14th.
- Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 short paragraphs.
- Estimated project goals were achieved in envisioned time. The original goals of the project were creation of Wikipedia Education Program Case Studies and new Editing WP booklet v4, on one hand, and on the other, it was implementation of additional project, “Meet the Republic of Srpska” which had the following success criteria: 100 articles will be written or improved, 200 photos, 10 media releases, 50 new followers on social networks and 40 participants.
Creation of the promotion material was completed without any problems in cooperation with local printing house and in planned quantities. The project “Meet the Republic of Srpska” was more than successful given that during the competition, our estimate of 100 written articles was surpassed by more than 100% so at the end of the competition we had, in total, 289 new articles written or updated. 206 pictures were collected, from eastern part of the Republic and from areas that are not well represented on Wikimedia Commons. In regards of media releases, our expectations were surpassed again by a large margin, with more than 20 media releases dealing with “Meet the Republic of Srpska” (Meet Srpska) project and at least 4 of them being live TV appearances by the community members who explained the project, its purpose and goal in detail. Our accounts on social media received, for the duration of the project, 50 new followers. Only segment where project did not achieve our predictions was the number of participants. Estimated number of more than 40 participants was not reached, although we came close to it. Project itself, the article writing segment, photo-tour and edit-a-thon in East Sarajevo involved 31 participants.
Progress towards targets and goals
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|100 articles will be written or improved||289 new articles written and improved||Number of new articles added to the Wikipedia in Serbian language is 270 while 19 already existing ones were improved.|
|200 photos||217 photos, in total||206 photos were created during photo-tour part of the project while another 11 were made in the process of implementation of the edit-a-thon part of the “Meet Srpska”|
|10 media releases||22 media releases listed by the community||There was significant media coverage of the project, from television guest appearances of community members, newspaper articles, to most numerous, online portal articles dealing with the aim and parameters of the project.|
|50 new followers on social networks||50 new followers on social networks|
|<40 participants||31 participant in total||In the entire project, 31 participant was involved. 25 of them were involved in the actual writing, editing and improvement of the articles on the Wikipedia in Serbian language, the most prominent part of the the project. 3 participants were involved in the project in roles of the jury for the created articles. 2 community members helped out during planning, organization and implementation of the project while 1 volunteer helped during the photo-tour.|
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|1. # of active editors involved||15||It should be noted that project had 25 participants who were involved in article editing and writing. However, other members, who were not so heavily involved in this segment of the project were not counted, per definition of the “active editors involved” category. 11 of the active editors were actually those who were participating in project itself as competitors. Additional 3 were members of the jury who are also active editors and additional 1 active editor, community member who helped out in implementation of the project.|
|2. # of new editors||8||New editors who started their work on Wikipedia on Serbian language during the competition “Meet Srpska”.|
|3. # of individuals involved||31||During the complete project “Meet Srpska” number of participants who took part solely in article writing and editing amounted to 25 individuals. Besides them, as individuals involved, we counted 3 members of the jury, one volunteer which helped with part of the photo-tour and 2 community members who helped out in organization and implementation of the project.|
|4a. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages||67||67 new pictures were added to newly created or already existing articles.|
|4b. # of new images/media uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Optional)||217||206 new images were created during “Meet Srpska” photo-tour and were added to the Wikimedia Commons, while additional 11 were made during edit-a-thon in the East Sarajevo and were also added to the Commons archive.|
|5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects||289||Number of new articles added to the Wikipedia in Serbian language is 270 while 19 already existing ones were improved.|
|6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects||1917674||Number of overall bytes added to the Wikipedia in Serbian language, during this competition was 1908548. 9126 bytes were deleted in the course of the competition which leaves us with final number of 1917674 added bytes.|
- Learning question
- Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?
- The project increased interest and motivation of the contributors, especially community members due to the high interest of general public, media and due to the close topic of the competition to the targeted audience. Very high number of newly written articles, which gone through all of our estimates had extremely positive effect on the community and those who followed the project and experience of team-work on demanding project as this one contributed to the positive feedback and increased interest in similar endeavours within community and partners alike.
Option A: How did you increase participation in one or more Wikimedia projects?
- Through competition „Meet Srpska“ and edit-a-thon organized in cooperation with Main Library of the City of East Sarajevo, participation in editing and creating new articles for the Wikipedia in Serbian language was promoted and increased given that more than 289 articles were written during the competition. Some of the editors were members of the community with significant prior experience and number of written articles while others were completely new and articles written during this competition were their first articles done for Wikipedia.
Option B: How did you improve quality on one or more Wikimedia projects?
- Given the nature of this project and its main goal, improvements implemented were focused to Wikipedia in Serbian language and Wikimedia Commons. During “Meet Srpska” project 285 articles were either written from scratch or were improved. Significant number of articles written dealt with topics that were ignored earlier so Wikipedia in Serbian language was improved through actual expansion of overall number of titles, but also with introduction of valuable and valid sources and literature. Furthermore, the whole project was focused on Republic of Srpska and due to low number of articles detailing it, “Meet Srpska”, in both qualitative and quantitative, expanded available material in this area. Number of articles added is imposing as well if we take into account community estimation was placed at one hundred articles for the whole project. Wikimedia Commons was expanded with 217 new pictures, out of which 206 were created in eastern part of the Republic of Srpska, region mostly neglected when it comes to WC coverage. Most of the pictures created were those detailing cultural and national monuments or more prominent natural features.
Option C: How did you increase the reach (readership) of one or more Wikimedia projects?
- By focusing on Republic of Srpska we have made the Wikipedia as Wikimedia project more interesting to the population of the Republic due to the fact that the themes of the competition were of local nature and thus more close to the most interested reading audience, but all other people who can read and understand Serbian language as well. With significant media coverage of the project itself, we have brought Wikipedia itself, the Serbian and other versions, closer to our average citizen, some of them probably for the first time introducing with the Wikipedia in general. According to the Pageview analysis tool, in three months time, page of the competition was visited on almost 4.000 occasions while the largest number of visits transpired between
18th of July and 9th of August 2016.
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|Number||Category||Item description||Unit||Number of units||Cost per unit||Total cost||Currency||WMF||Notes|
|Training and outreach materials|
|1||Preparation||Design||2||2||51,28||103,00||EUR||102,56||format - B5
printing - color 4/4 paper - Kunzdruk 135 gr.
|Meet the Republic of Srpska|
|3||Edit-a-thon||Refreshment||1||20 people||3,59||66,72||EUR||71,79||snacks and refreshments|
|4||Photo tour||Refreshment||1||5||3,59||7.92||EUR||17,95||for sandwich and gasoline|
|5||Prizes for competition||I prize||1||1||250,76||250,76||EUR||256,41|
|6||PTT costs, bank and reserves||47,91||47,91||EUR||51,28|
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- Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
- USD 1,231 or € 1,091.26
- Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
- USD 1,231 or € 1,091.26
- Total amount spent on this project
- USD 1134.91 or € 1,022.45 or BAM 1,993.77
- Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
- USD 1134.91 or € 1,022.45 or BAM 1,993.77
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- EUR 68,77 or BAM 134,10
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