Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska/One-Year General Support Grant/2022-2023

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Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska/One-Year General Support Grant/2022-2023
start date2022-07-012022-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2023-06-302023-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)36343.76 EUR
amount requested (USD)40488.1 USD
amount recommended (USD)40488.1
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 2
applicant and people related to proposalBojana Wiki PG

Петковићева15 Jeeleeenaaa BoMaric Богдан Лажетић Вук Вучетић Мирослав Танасковић Александра Ђуричић

Гордана Игњатић
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska
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Applicant details[edit]

Wikimedia username(s):

Bojana Wiki PG

Петковићева15 Jeeleeenaaa BoMaric Богдан Лажетић Вук Вучетић Мирослав Танасковић Александра Ђуричић Гордана Игњатић


Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska

G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?


H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?


M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.


Additional information[edit]

R. Where will this proposal be implemented?

Bosnia and Herzegovina

S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:


S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

Official presentation:

Blog: Facebook page: Twitter page: Instagram page: Facebook user group (private): YouTube: Facebook - Trace of Soul:

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.



1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

The Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska primarily strives to contribute to the enrichment of content on Wikimedia projects through activities that are realized through three program areas: community activities, GLAM and Edu program. In parallel, it aims to maintain the stability of the organization and improve its work by increasing the number of projects, members, partner institutions and various organizations throughout the country. Also, one of the important goals is to connect and establish cooperation with other Wikimedia organizations and to improve our own resources in terms of acquiring new knowledge and technical skills. Concretely, during the specified period we want to improve the Edu program that was neglected due to the Covid-19 pandemic, increase the number of Museums involved in cooperation within the GLAM program and encourage the use of QRpedia codes, contribute to free knowledge through photo competition on Wikimedia Commons and competitions on Wikipedia, influence on the reduction of the gender gap through Wiki Women's projects in Republic of Srpska and participation in the Wiki Gap campaign, join the international projects CEE Spring and # 1Ref1Lib, strengthen cooperation within the community through live events and improve community skills through online and offline meetings. We also want members to be trained to work on the Wiki Data project, in order to improve the work of the community in the future, especially in the GLAM sphere.

2. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important?

In addition to the individual project goals, during the specified period we want to strengthen the work of the community mostly in terms of training and engaging members to work independently on various projects in accordance with their interests and competencies. This task is a step towards the planned strategic goal - registration of the organization and obtaining employed staff by 2024. In addition to the legal legitimacy of the community in the country, which would be improved by this, the organization would have a solid foundation in terms of human resources, which would facilitate and improve the work of the organization in quantitative and qualitative terms.

3. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

The basic precondition for the growth and development of the community are clearly defined plans and goals of development towards which the community should move in the coming period. In accordance with the external needs and capacities of the group, the community will focus on achieving the following strategic goals during the specified period.

Strategic goals:

1. Strengthening community capacity
1.1. Strengthening the community (increasing the number of members and strengthening existing relationships)
1.2. Increasing the number of activities
1.3. Territorial coverage
1.4. Education and skills improvement of active members
2. Improving the GLAM program
2.1. Increasing the number of activities
2.2. Increasing the number of GLAM partner institutions
2.3. Geographical coverage
3. Improving the Edu Program
3.1. Increasing the number of activities
3.2. Increasing the number of Edu partner institutions
3.3. Increasing the number of professors involved in the work
3.4. Geographical coverage
4. Cooperation with external partners
4.1. Cooperation at the local level
4.2. Cooperation at the international level
5. Overcoming gaps
5.1. Overcoming the gender gap
5.2. Overcoming the thematic gap
6. Public activities
6.1. Involvement in public events
6.2. Reporting through our own media
6.3. Cooperation with the media

The stated strategic goals are defined on the basis of the analysis of the previous work, interests and needs of the community as well as the development moment in which the community is currently.

4. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

We plan to realize the following activities within the three program areas.

Community activities:

Annual Conference - a two-day gathering of editors and members of Wikipedia from Republika Srpska; Wiki Team Building (Wiki Data) - a one-day event, training community members to work on the Wiki Data project; Wiki Women in Republic of Srpska - training of female members to work on Wikipedia through all editing workshops and involvement in the Wiki Gap campaign; Wikimedia CEE Spring - involvement in an international project and increasing the number of quality articles; Competitions and edit-a-thons - increasing the number of quality articles and overcoming the thematic gap through the organization of three competitions and two edit-a-thons; The Night of Museums - presentation of the GLAM program through participation in a cultural international event

GLAM: Wiki Loves Folklore Photo Competition - increasing the number of free photos on folklore, Wikimedian in residence - working with 5 Museums, training employees to work on Wikimedia projects, releasing museum material and marking exhibits and museum pieces with QRpedia codes; # 1Lib1Ref - participation in an international project.

Edu: Conference for professors - introducing professors to the Wikimedia Edu program and training to work on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Commons; Edit-a-thons for students - organization of eight editing workshops at 4 faculties and 4 high schools, Editing contest for students - competition in writing articles for students.

These activities were selected by community members, which was influenced by previous experience and assessment of previous results and realistic opportunities for implementation.

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      


5.1 If yes, 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?


6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

7. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

  • Bojana Podgorica (Bojana Wiki PG), main coordinator
  • Mirjana Petković (Петковићева15), event logistics, coordinator of volunteers
  • Jelena Sarić Andrić (Jeeleeenaaa), Wiki Women koordinator, event logistics, social events
  • Bojana Marić (BoMaric), GLAM coordinator
  • Bogdan Lažetić (Богдан Лажетић), coordinator of activities in Herzegovina, coordinator of volunteers
  • Vuk Vučetić (Вук Вучетић) Edu coordinator
  • Miroslav Tanasković (Мирослав Танасковић) Public relations and technical support
  • Aleksandra Đuričić (Александра Ђуричић), event logistics
  • Gordana Ignjatić (Гордана Игњатић), event logistics
  • Danka Mitrović (Danka Wiki RS), contributor from Enlightenment
  • Danko Mihajlović, GLAM co-worker
  • Tanja Novaković, Edu co-worker
  • Branka Kovačević (Isonandra gutta ) Edu co-worker
  • Mirjana Aleksandrović, co-worker

8. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Content Gender gap - increasing the number of female Wikipedia editors, increasing the number of articles about women.

Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context) - increasing the number of articles on Wikipedia competitions and edit-a-thone and participation in online and offline events.

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial - increase the number of content on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons through competitions and edit-a-thone.

9. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Open Technology

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

We strive to include new people in the work of the community and work on Wikimedia projects by implementing relevant activities aimed at target groups and presenting comprehensive Wikimedia projects with special emphasis on areas relevant to their area of interest. We strive to retain members by respecting the wishes and interests of members and employment in accordance with that and maintaining a positive atmosphere in the community.

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

Respecting the Statute and emphasizing the Friendly Space Policy when organizing events - on the site and adding specified as the required field when filling out application forms when applying for live events.

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?


13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

In the period from December 2021 until now, our organizational team, in cooperation with interested members, had online working meetings at which our next activities were planned and we worked on improving the Community Development Strategy until 2024. Analyzes of previous results were performed and proposals for new projects and goals that the community should go towards were given. Care was taken to ensure that all programs were evenly represented and that each was developed in accordance with the development of the community.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?


14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

During the specified period, we plan to cooperate locally with tourist organizations, faculties and gymnasiums, museums, libraries and galleries, women's organizations, churches, theaters and sports editorial offices. Cooperation refers to the provision of logistical assistance in terms of providing participants, joint work on projects as well as the promotion of the community and its activities. The community has a built reputation in terms of past cooperation and positive results achieved to mutual satisfaction, so it is not difficult to gain new partners. Also, the community provides them with activities that they themselves recognize as useful for improving their work. In addition to local cooperation, we want to strengthen cooperation with other Wiki organizations through projects CEE Spring, 1Ref1Lib, Wiki Gap, participation in various online and offline events organized by wiki branches.

15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

In the field of the GLAM sphere, there is a lot of interest in our activities, which gives us the opportunity to plan further work, involve new institutions in cooperation, as well as maintain already established links. In the field of Edu programs, we have previously cooperated with several state faculties and high schools in the country, which recognized our activities as useful for improving the teaching process. In addition, we have built a network of associates - professors and teachers who cooperate with us, so that all this gives us the opportunity for further development of the program. In the area of community action programs, we rely on community capacity and assessment according to current capabilities.

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

We are most concerned about the possibility of a return of Covid-19 pandemic and the escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and a possible crisis. In the first case, we would adjust the activities to the online format and reallocate the funds in agreement with our officer. Otherwise we would follow the WMF instructions.

17. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

19. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

• Which activities have proven to be the most effective in terms of creating content and improving content? In particular, which activities caused the willingness of participants to improve the quantity and quality of the project? • What program areas or events have improved the community, its growth and efficiency? How has the number of active users and volunteers increased significantly and what has influenced such growth / interest? • What were the methods / approaches and strategies for cooperation of state GLAM institutions with the organization? • What motivated Edu and Glam institutions and employees to work with our community in aim to improve Wikimedia projects?

20. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target
Number of participants The number of participants who attend events, programs and activities online or in person, in GLAM, Education and Community all together, including new participants and returning participants. 630
Number of editors The number of new registered participants in GLAM, Education and Community programs, all together. 200
Number of organizers Organizers and other outreach liaisons for GLAM, Education and Community programs, all together. 54
Number of activities The number of events in all our programs. 75

Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities Number of editors that continue to participate after activities. 100
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities The number of organizers that continue to participate. 20
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability Number of institutions with which cooperation will continue. 40
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors Feedback from participants. 100
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A 20
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A 15000

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants N/A N/A
Number of editors N/A N/A
Number of organizers N/A N/A
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of content pages improved or created. 1660
Wikimedia Commons Number of upoladed photos. 3450

21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

We mostly used the GLAMorous tool to work on Commons, and on Wikipedia we summed everything without using the tool.

Financial Proposal[edit]

23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

36343.76 EUR

23.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

40488.1 USD

23.3 Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

BA-SRP Budget 2022/2023:

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.


Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final Message[edit]

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.