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WoALUG 2024-2025 Biennial Plan of Activities
start date2024-01-012024-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2025-12-312025-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)88320 EUR
amount requested (USD)93315.3 USD [note 1]
amount recommended (USD)96773
amount recommended (local currency)88320 EUR
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 1
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
Yes, I have already applied and received a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Wikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.
Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
WoALUG 2024-2025 Biennial Plan of Activities
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
Yes, multi-year funding with similar program, budget, and structure every year (strategic plan can be provided but is not required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2 years
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)

We will continue and expand Year 2 activities building on experiences and relations built on Year 1.

3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
WoALUG 2024 Annual Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XW8lEqBG_PyxZzFbkyjHG0NAuw32FIe3zzY68RNfoZ4/edit?usp=sharing

WoALUG 2024 Activity Plan https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y3NUmGVtxGxHd3Bnv5fsYWhd3ilKpIy9Fy8bz_IZt48/edit?usp=sharing

6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
Regional (more than one country in the same continent or region)


8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

Our programs, approaches and strategies are centered around developing the community in different aspects. We prioritize 3 main approaches to address the challenges we have identified so far:

Education and soft skills development program

WoALUG offers various educational initiatives and soft skills development to empower people with the necessary knowledge to increase their soft skills they need in life.

Community engagement on Outreach and GLAM

This approach involves active engagement with the community through workshops, training sessions, information training, outreach, campaigns and different competitions.

Sustainable development initiatives

We believe sustainability through developing edit-a-thons, campaigns will promote it among people to contribute to a more sustainable future. Last April, we developed an 4-hour edit-a-thon related to environmental topics, climate change and health to raise awareness and engage more people with sustainable principles.

Challenges addressed:

  • Limited access to quality education
  • Limited public awareness about Wikimedia projects
  • Resistance to change
  • Lack of participation of teachers and schools
  • Lack of computers and internet access when collaborating with all our partners from different programs
  • Bureaucracy, which slows down the decision-making and stops innovation

Support strategies

Collaborative partnerships Seeking new partnerships and strengthening the collaboration with local organizations, educational and governmental institutions to increase our impact and address challenges effectively.

Empowerment through knowledge sharing Providing access to knowledge and training, we empower people, contributors and volunteers to contribute independently to the Wikimedia projects and others.

Capacity building and training Through the GLAM projects, such as Wikimedian in Residence, we offer training to our partners on the projects´objectives, effective processes with a goal to create a shared understanding and decision-making.

Cultural diversity Encourage a culture of inclusivity and understanding. Increase communications and initiatives to be sensitive to different cultures, rights, and customs.

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM Yes
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Wiki Club, Wiki Camp, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs, Other Wikimedia project programs, Other activities
Other programs and activities if any: Wikeys
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Primary school students, Secondary school students, Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Supporting institutions to open up their collections, data, metadata, and research, Supporting GLAM professionals to incorporate use of Wikimedia in their work, through documentation, training, or Wikimedian in Residence programs, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, Offering microgrants and other financial support to community members , Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.), Other
Other programs and activities if any: To strengthen the community support beyond the local community, we have applied for a major conference that is CEE Meeting 2024 in Prizren, Kosovo. We believe this initiative will bring in a broader community and engagement to create connections.


Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
CEE Spring, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments, WikiGap, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary, Other
Other programs and activities if any: Wiki Photowalk, Traditional Food Photo Contest, Summer of Wikivoyage
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
Timeline https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y3NUmGVtxGxHd3Bnv5fsYWhd3ilKpIy9Fy8bz_IZt48/edit?usp=sharing
11. Describe your team. (required)

Employed staff. 2 Project Managers Rita Maliqi based in Kosovo Vjollca Merdani based in Albania

Board Members Arianit Dobroshi - volunteer Greta Doçi - volunteer Liridon Selmani - volunteer

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

Our User Group has collaborated with both internal and external partners to accomplish our activities to reach the goals. With the Internal Wikimedia partnership, we have worked to share the same Wikimedia Movement vision, sharing knowledge and access to resources. For example, we have participated in: CE Spring Wikipedia Wanting Pages Wiki Loves Earth With Wikimedia Serbia on WikiDiversity initiatives with the projects: Wiki Loves EuroPride and Roma International Days for 2 years Wikimedia France with the Wikeys project in order to share educational content.

External Partnership The external partnership is integral to support our strategy. We have partnered with academic/educational institutions, NGOs and community organizations and tech centers and companies. This collaboration has helped us organize awareness workshops, events and educational programs to enhance open knowledge and digital literacy.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 400 N/A
Number of all editors 200 N/A
Number of new editors 150
Number of retained editors 50
Number of all organizers 10
Number of new organizers 2
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 400 400
Wikimedia Commons 1500
Wikidata 400 400
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikivoyage 20 50
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
Outreach dashboard Based on various projects we develop within a year, we notice both quantitative and qualitative targets are influenced by factors such as community engagement on our social media such as Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter, public interest each time we publish an event/ activity on local newspapers.

Either on quantitative or qualitative targets we try to set standards for content quality, accuracy, relevance, level of involvement, and encourage the community to participate based also on their interest such as photography contests.

Google forms N/A N/A


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
88320 EUR
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 43083 EUR
Year 2 45237 EUR
Year 3 N/A EUR
Requested amount in USD
93315.3 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 45588.5 USD
Year 2 47726.8 USD
Year 3 0 USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

2 staff:

2 Project Managers Username:Ritamaliqi, Username: Vyolltsa

19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

2 staff:

2 Project Managers Username:Ritamaliqi, Username: Vyolltsa

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contactor costs 19632 EUR
Operational costs 25853 EUR
Programmatic costs 17230 EUR
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Budget https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y3NUmGVtxGxHd3Bnv5fsYWhd3ilKpIy9Fy8bz_IZt48/edit?usp=sharing

Additional information[edit]

22. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

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