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Meeting dedicated to celebrating 15 years since Romanian Wikipedia was founded
start date09-01
end date09-30
budget (local currency)7600 RON
budget (USD)$2000
grant typegroup
contact(s)Strainu• macreanuiulian(_AT_)yahoo.com
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians Of Romania and Moldova User Group

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Socialize with community members
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Recruit members for the User Group

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community?
    We are meeting to celebrate 15 years since the Romanian Wikipedia was founded. While we had previous meetings in Bucharest, we want to take advantage of this occasion and also have the first mini-conference dedicated to the community members, where we encourage broad participation from outside Bucharest as well as from diaspora.
    The conference part will contain 2 or 3 presentations on topics chosen by the community (which we will try to record), followed by a socializing event.
  2. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
    While we did not have such meetings before, even informal meetings have often brought change within the community by calming conflicts and helping design plans for the near-term. We hope that broader participation will help generate more significant and lasting changes.
  3. How will you let participants know about the meeting?
    We have already announced our intention and proposed a set of themes. When the detailed timeline will be fixed, we will make another announcement on the village pump, and our Facebook account. If the community allows, on the week of the event we will run a sitenotice/annonnotice campaign.
  4. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?
    This meeting is mainly dedicated to established Wikimedians, so keeping them engaged is not a direct target of this project. However, we will follow-up on any projects that will appear as a result of this meeting in order to better evaluate future meetings. We also expect a small number of non-wikimedians which can be included in our mentoring program.
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    We've already contacting some established Wikimedians and other open-source enthusiasts that might help us with the presentations


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  1. Number of total participants
    • Wikimedians very active (>1000 edits) on Romanian projects: 6
    • other Wikimedians (at least 10 edits on Romanian projects or active on other projects): 10
    • others (partners, friends, interested people, occasional editors): 4
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event: 2


Please note the following:

  • the number of scholarships is an estimate; according to actual prices and demand, we might move money between scholarship categories
  • the scholarships include transportation and 1 hotel night with breakfast; all other expenses are to be paid by the participants
  • goodies will include diplomas for 5, 10 and 15 years on Wikipedia, and some stickers, pins etc.
  • due to our lack of experience in organizing such events and the variable number of guests, we have also included a 5% "reserve fund". We will do our best not no need it, in which case we will request the ammount to be reassigned to our other projects
Item Count Ammount per unit Total ammount
Scholarships from Romania 3 $100 $300
Scholarships from Moldova 3 $100 $300
General scholarships 4 $200 $800
Location rent 1 $200 $200
Goodies 1 $100 $100
Drinks 20 $10 $200
Reserve fund 1 $100 $100


  • Endorse. Activity will help promoting Wikimedia projects within the cultural and scientific communities from Romania and Moldova. Macreanu Iulian (talk) 17:17, 6 April 2018 (UTC)