Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WikiLovesEuroPride2024 (ID: 22458581)

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statusAwaiting grantee reply
proposed start date2024-04-01
proposed end date2024-12-01
budget (local currency)4565 EUR
budget (USD)5000 USD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• QueerUpTheHistory
organization (if applicable)• Thessaloniki Pride

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)



Thessaloniki Pride

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Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.


2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-04-01 - 2024-12-01

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Other (please specify) Wiki Loves Pride

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

There are a few different changes that we want to bring: Content gap about LGBT+ subjects: There is a lot that can be done regarding the quality and quantity of LGBT+ topics on Wikimedia projects, particularly in the local-language Wikipedias of some CEE countries. Our project will tackle this issue by hosting events to increase contributions in LGBT+ topics, and of international collaboration to ensure sustainability, synchronization and cross-development of relevant subjects. We also want to document EuroPride in an open culture context so that Wikipedia can benefit from all of the events within the conferences and events.

Increasing LGBT+ participation on Wikimedia projects: Our project will be a powerful way of introducing Wikimedia to LGBT+ people and of the retention of current LGBT+ contributors.

Spreading open culture and Wikimedia related awareness in LGBT+ communities: Presenting our own LGBT+ related Wikimedia work to activists and academics at the pride conference will allow us to form connections with the most active parts of the LGBT+ community and to involve them in Wikimedia related projects. It will also help us show Wikimedia’s potential in being a force for social progress.

Increasing local and international engagement in LGBT+ subjects: For many countries within the CEE area, due to the prevalence of authoritarian administrations and their adoption of anti-gender policies or dont-ask-dont-tell practices, LGBT+ visibility is repressed. A way out of this is online activism, which our project will foster. This is also one of the few chances that many of the potential participants will be able to attend a pride event without risk of government interference. These will all help in creating a community through solidarity and to utilize the creativity of participants freely. There will also be opportunities for the participants to share information with each other, which will improve LGBT+ related Wikimedia engagement about different countries on different Wikipedias, and on multilingual projects such as Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

In the spring: Local technical wiki education workshop in greek language with local contributors Coordinating with international LGBT+ editors working together Creation of a Meta page for our project, which will be the primary way of documenting our progress, while also allowing for community engagement with and support of our activities.

During the Pride events: Photo walks, recording audio and video when relevant Networking and skill sharing with all participants. Presenting Wikimedia LGBT+ work to activists and academics at pride conference.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

We are in coordination with WikiMedia LGBT+ and WikiMedia Greece User Groups. Within the organization we have a few people who already have an account, such as User:ApoKar and User:QueerUpTheHistory

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

In Spring there will be a local training in Greece for local participants and during the Pride Week we will do international work. Our online outreach will be through our Meta page, our physical outreach will be through the use of flyers, stickers, and similar promotional material.

We will also coordinate on WikiLovesPride campaign and previous partners of that campaign. We will make social media and wiki announcements.

During and after our project, we will have a telegram group and we will follow up with online meetings as a post production group.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

We discussed it on telegram and we will follow it up on wiki in the link from 2023

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Sexual Orientation

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Gender and diversity

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Sexual Orientation

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

How to utilize wikimedia projects for LGBTQI+ events documentation and fact reporting How to coordinate and update information across languages How to involve a Wikipedia project within a large organisation

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 15
Number of editors 10
Number of organizers 4
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 20
Wikimedia Commons 200
Wikidata 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Wikimedia Commons: 200 photos English Wikipedia, Turkish Wikipedia, Greek Wikipedia, Albanian Wikipedia: Contributions about the Europride event (at least 20 pages in total) Wikidata: New items for relevant events/organisations/individuals (50)

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

We will not use tolls because of the small number of contributors, for photos uploaded on Commons, we will use the category feature to keep track of everything.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

4565 EUR

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

5000 USD

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