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Grant stage: grant completed
Grantee: Wikimedia Community of Republic of Srpska
Amount granted: 13,400 EUR + 1340 contingency = 14740 EUR (~$US16,000)
Funding period: 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Final report due: 30 July 2019

Application[edit]

Background[edit]

These two requests are required of first-time applicants. In future years, you can use reports to substitute for these requirements.

  1. Link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements in the past year.
    Educational program, GLAM program.
  2. Link to one learning story you have created or contributed to, that demonstrates how your organization documents and applies learning.
    Official presentation, blog, Website for photo competition.

Link to these documents only if you have them.

  1. Link to your organization's staffing plan. This organization is not requesting staff.
  2. Link to your annual plan. Wikimedia Community of Republic of Srpska/Annual plan, google drive
  3. Link to your strategic plan. Wikimedia Community of Republic of Srpska/Strategic plan 2017-2019, google drive

Please add your global metrics to this sheet. Contact APG staff if you need access. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_qZxJ7B9U_Eo6pMG55ox-zCHppM9-lubQm0jKI2tn6g/edit#gid=596622640

Programs[edit]

Educational program

Edu banner Wikimedia Community of Republic of Srpska.

The activities to be carried by the community in designated period and which are part of the educational program are related to the expansion of cooperation with educational institutions. Expansion of cooperation involves the inclusion of new institutions in partnerships and maintaining relationships with partners with which we have already established cooperation.

Editing workshop in Pale.

During the specified period, the community will focus on cooperation with faculties with which cooperation has been established in the past period. Also, on the basis of an earlier agreement, a gymnasium will be included in the edu activities of the community. Through organized activities - lectures and edit-a-thon students will be introduced to the culture of free knowledge. Also, the tendency will be to coordinate these events with the program which deals to bridging the gap, and as well, edit-a-thons will thematically focused towards topics that have little or no representation on the Wikimedia projects.

Editing Wikipedia workshop in Trebinje.

In addition to working on the creation of free content, community will work on education of teachers and professors and the general public on topics related to the Wikimedia movement and free knowledge. The main objective of these activities is to motivate and encourage participants to join the community and through their engagement contribute to the Wikimedia movement.

From 1 October 2018 to 1 March 2019

Goals:

  • partner relations establishment with new educational institutions;
  • further improving relations with institutions with which community already had cooperation;
  • inclusion of students with work on Wikimedia projects;
  • increasing number of content on Wikimedia projects (especially Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons);
  • increase in number of newly registered users originating from educational institutions;
  • inclusion of proffesors and teachers in cooperation and work on Wikimedia projects;
  • creating a network for cooperation with teachers and professors from edcuational institutions.


Measures of succes:

  • number of institutions we will work with: 5;
  • number of planned activities: 5;
  • number of participants-students: 60;
  • educational activities will be realized in terrirories of at least 3 regions inside Republic of Srpska;
  • at least 5 profesors will be included in cooperation on educational activities;
  • number of new or edited articles: 75;
  • number of pictures placed on Wikimedia Commons: 100.

GLAM program

Regarding GLAM activities, Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska will focus on expansion and advancement of current GLAM program through serie of activities within projects Trace of Soul and Wiki Ambassador.

Wiki Ambassador


Wiki Ambassador logo.

The Wiki ambassador in the Republic of Srpska is a project that implies the implementation of the Vikimedians and the Vikipedians in educational, GLAM or similar institutions in order to collect relevant data that is difficult to come by due to lack of literature on the Internet. During 2016, it was first realized in the Republic of Srpska, and on that occasion, 170 referenced articles were created in Serbian Wikipedia. Specifically, with this project, cooperation with two GLAM institutions are planned. A total of three delegates from the ranks of the Wikimedians of the Republic of Srpska would be delegated for this job.

Wiki Ambassador in Republic of Srpska, Višegrad

In one GLAM institution - the Institute for the Research of the History of Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in Banja Luka, the most important city in the Republic of Srpska, an ambassador would hold five editing workshops during five working days during which exclusively high quality articles would be created. Also, on that occasion, the ambassador would train staff to work on Wikipedia and to use the Wikimedia Commons. In addition, a part of the significant archive material on the history of Serbs in BiH would be released and placed on the Wikimedia Commons.

The second part of the activity would be realized at the Museum of Old Herzegovina in Foča. On that occasion, the ambassador, in addition to staff training, will hold two thematically focused editing workshops. By working with employees, quality articles would be written and, later on, they would be a link to QR codes, which would enrich the permanent exhibition of the Museum. In order to reduce the potential risks, a discussion was held with the representatives of the aforementioned institutions and an agreement was reached on potential cooperation in the said projects and in the stated manner.

Wiki Ambassador in Republic of Srpska, Pale.

The project will enrich the content of VM projects, especially sr. Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons with content relevant to cultural, historical and natural heritage, tourism and ecology, the history of Serbs in BiH, and the history of Herzegovina. A large number of grouped and ordered facts will give 90 new articles with a large number of data and references that testify to their reliability. The quality of articles and a great deal of data and facts is guaranteed by cooperation with the relevant institutions from the mentioned, relevant areas.


From 1 November 2018 to 1 March 2019

Goals:

  • expansions and improvement of GLAM programs in Republic of Srpska;
  • working with serious and very important partners as a positive reference for future activities and attracting new partners;
  • implementation of Wikimedia projects within GLAM institutions;
  • idea exchange and creation of common ground for future cooperation;
  • enriching Wikipedia with new content;
  • QR codes implementation.

Measures of success:

  • 7 editing workshops;
  • 2 new very important GLAM institutions involved in cooperation;
  • 5 new associates representing institutions;
  • 90 new articles;
  • 30 new users;
  • geographical coverage - inclusion of 1 new city and realization of activities in Banja Luka - the most important center;
  • 10 media announcements;
  • 30 participants;
  • 150 photographs;
  • 100 new followers on social networks.


Wiki Loves Republika Srpska - Trace of Soul photo-contests

Trace of Soul, Logo.

Trace of Soul 2017, Collage winners.
Trace of Soul 2017, Quality images.

Trace of Soul is a photo competition which is organized for the fourth time in the Republic of Srpska aimed at collecting photos of natural and cultural assets of the Republic of Srpska. After successful completion of last year's competition, within which 2398 photographs of natural and cultural-historical monuments from the Republic of Srpska, we wish, now traditionally, to organize the competition for the fourth time and to continue good practices towards the achievement of our goal. The project, in addition to the competition, includes supporting activities - an edit-a-thon and three photo-tours on the territory of three different geographical areas of Republic of Srpska where there have been no similar activities.


From 1 July to 31 October 2018

Goals:

  • increase the number free photos related to this monuments on Wikimedia Commons;
  • increase the number of articles related to this monuments on Wikipedia;
  • popularisation of Wikimedia’s mission and vision in Republica of Srpska;
  • expand the free knowledge idea;
  • attract new volunteers and community members.


Measures of succes:

  • 2000 photos;
  • 80 participants;
  • <10% photos will be used in Wikipedia in first 7 weeks after the competition;
  • 20 media coverage;
  • community will be stronger than now;
  • 30 new articles will be written or Improved.


Community activities

The community is the foundation and starting point for the implementation of the Wikimedia projects locally, hence it is essential that it work harmoniously and remains vigorous. In the coming period, community will take into account the motivation of members and the maintenance of positive communication in order to ensure the functionality of the community as a basic initiator. This will be an important prerequisite for the success of projects.


Local Conference


Wikimedia Start Republika Srpska 2018.
Wikimedia Start Republika Srpska 2018, Local Conference.
Wikimedia Start Republika Srpska 2018, GLAM.
Wikimedia Start Republika Srpska 2018, Part of participants.

During a specified period, a two-day local conference will be held that will include a minimum of 30 participants. The conference will bring together the Wikimedians and the Wikipedians who are part of the Wikimedia community of Republika Srpska and those who are not, but have taken part in some activities and supported the work of the community.

The purpose of the conference is to motivate participants to work more actively and to give them a sense of belonging to the community. In addition, the idea is to create a quality program in which to make advanced lectures, in addition to getting familiar with Wikimedia projects, so that everyone can find the right sphere of interest and acquire relevant knowledge and skills that they later use to the community. It is of utmost importance to the community that as many of its members are adequately trained to work in the community, because, as the community is expanding, the scope of work becomes bigger and it is very difficult to achieve good results while several people do everything. (from macro and micro planning, through implementation to submission of reports). Also, on the margins of the conference, meetings would be organized with participants to discuss future projects and future engagement of the participants.

From 1 February to 30 April 2019

Goals:

  • at least 1 local conference will be held in the designated period with at least 30 participants;
  • promote Wikipedia and emphasize its importance;
  • promote Wikimedia;
  • encourage new volunteers for participation in Wikimedia mission promotion;
  • Wikimedia and its projects promotion through conference participants’ introduction with guiding principles and most important achievements;
  • popularization of Wikipedia and its opportunities by highlighting its multidisciplinary nature for the target audience;
  • recruitment of new Wikipedia users and editors through introduction to Wikipedia environment and article management;
  • Wikimedia Commons popularization through group introduction to the project, its possibilities and importance;
  • target audience familiarization with CC licenses with accent on their importance;
  • Wikimedia community in Republic of Srpska capacity building through exchange of new ideas and shared activities on improvement and implementation of already planned project ideas in Republic of Srpska;
  • improvement of already existing Wikimedia community from Republic of Srpska members cooperation;
  • improvement of already attained capacities of Wikimedia community of Republic of Srpska through positive influence on enthusiasm of current members;
  • positive influence on general public in Republic of Srpska with aim to create a healthy foundation for future projects in our region where Wikimedia and its projects will be recognized as positive and meaningful.


Measures of success:

  • 30 participants;
  • 20 media announcements;
  • >5 new community members;
  • 50-100 Facebook followers/page likes;
  • at least 4 new collaborations between volunteers;
  • Stronger community;
  • >6 new users will become active members in next 3 months (active member is a member who will be active on some offline activities, who will leading online projects or will be an active editor on a Wiki project;
  • 2 agreements on new projects.


Wikipedia birthday celebration


Wikipedia birthday celebration 2018.
Wikipedia Day in Republic of Srpska, preparations.

During the specified period, a celebration of the Wikipedia birthday party will be organized in the city with the largest number of active Wikimedians and Wikipedians. The celebration will host representatives of partner institutions with whom cooperation has been achieved so far and which have provided support to the community. The activity will be thematically organized in the form of Wiki day, during which a suitable program will be realized.

From 1 November 2018 to 1 February 2019

Goals:

  • one day activities dedicated to Wikipedia, in form of a Wikipedia day;
  • promote Wikipedia and emphasize its importance;
  • promote Wikimedia;
  • target audience familiarization with CC licenses with accent on their importance;
  • stronger community.


Measures of succes:

  • 20 participants;
  • 15 media announcements;
  • >5 new community members;
  • at least 4 new collaborations with teachers/students;
  • at least 2 new collaborations between volunteers;
  • at least 2 new collaborations with representatives of GLAM institutions.


Competitions - Meet Srpska


Meet Srpska, logo.

In order to strengthen the link within the community and to establish a viable connection with the users and editors of the Wikimedia projects, as well as to establish cooperation with potential new partners, a competition will be organized in which the Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons will be focused.

Meet Srpska, Mount Ozren.
Monastery in Bijeljina.

Project Meet Srpska involves editing workshop 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. The project goal is increasing number of articles on Wikipedia, and increasing number of photos on Wikimedia Commons.

Meet Srpska is a project for third time organized in the Republic of Srpska. After the project was implemented for the second time, it exceeded all expectations in terms of achievement of objectives and attracted a large number of competitors, thus it has been recognized as a project of interest and will accordingly be organized for the third time.

From 1 October 2018 to 31 January 2019

Goals:

  • increasing quality content on Wikipedia regarding different topics related with Republic of Srpska;
  • increasing number of photos from Republic of Srpska;
  • promotion of Wikimedia and its projects;
  • gaining new users;
  • gaining and inclusion of new community members;
  • promotion of our community on the local level.


Measures of succes:

  • 10 new users;
  • 3 new community members;
  • 2 partners involved in activities (organizations or institutions);
  • 200 articles will be written or improved;
  • 200 photos;
  • 15 media releases;
  • 50 new followers on social networks;
  • <40 participants.


Gender gap - Wiki Women


Wiki Women Republic of Srpska logo.
Wiki Women Republic of Srpska, participating.
Wiki Women Republic of Srpska, Photo Tour.
Wiki Women, editing workshop.

Following the successful launch of the first Gender Gap program in the Republic of Srpska, in order to further contribute to overcoming the gender gap within the Wikimedia projects and in general, within the community at the local level, the community will continue to expand and upgrade the Gender Gap program in Republika Srpska. In particular, the existing activities will be improved in terms of involving new editors in terms of covering a wider geographic area. And this time, it will also be cautious to work through a smaller sample in order to reduce potential risks. In the already established program we will include editors from another city - a regional center. The community will work on gaining and establishing cooperation with local women's organizations. It would also contribute to the creation of initial conditions for achieving a longer-term goal - forming the Wiki Women group within the Wikimedia community of Republika Srpska.

The project includes 4 editing workshops in two cities in the Republic of Srpska, one editing marathon and one photo-tour. The workshops will be thematically focused on creating content that is poorly represented in Wikipedia, with a focus on women-related topics.

Based on the research and very successfully realized first female project in Republic of Srpska, the community recognized this project as a project of significance. Accordingly, in the coming period will be working on the development and upgrading of this project and the inclusion of as many female editors as possible. Also, the project is recognized in the local as well.

From 1 March to 1 May 2019

Goals:

  • formation of second group of women editors in Republic of Srpska;
  • upgrade of Gender gap program in Republic of Srpska;
  • gaining new partners;
  • enriching Wikipedia with content which are poorly represented on it;
  • bridging the gender gap;
  • expanding community - inclusion of new female members in work;
  • motivating of women to edit and work on Wikimedia projects;
  • establishing cooperation with women organizations.


Measures of success:

  • one project will contain 4 workshops;
  • at least 30 participants;
  • 20 new female participants;
  • 90 new articles;
  • one edit-a-thon;
  • 200 photographs uploaded on Wikimedia Commons;
  • 15 media announcements;
  • at least 4 partner women organizations;
  • activities in at least 2 cities in Republic of Srpska;
  • 1 photo tour;
  • at least one international partner.


Public activities


Photo Exhibition in Trebinje.
An interview.

The Community will work to spread the vision of an open knowledge through participation in various events, public lectures and participation in seminars in function of the lecturer. In addition, as before, the community will continue the good practice and maintain regular communication with the media through the organization of press conferences, sending press releases and participation in radio and TV shows. This will contribute to attracting new partners and potential members of the community and promote Wikimedia goals and projects in general.

1 Jul 2018 to 1 May 2019

Goals:

  • at least 2 public event;
  • regular cooperation with media regular cooperation with media;
  • promotion of open knowledge and mission and vision of Wikimedia;
  • promotion of Wikimedia and its projects;
  • gaining new partners;
  • attracting new users.


Measures of success:

  • 2 new partnerships;
  • 100 media announcements.

Staff[edit]

This organization is not requesting staff.

Budget and resource plan[edit]

Link to a detailed budget (that also includes a plan for raising the resources you need). Wikimedia Community of Republic of Srpska/Budget plan, google drive‎

Midpoint report[edit]

This is a brief report on the grantee's progress during the midpoint reporting period: 1 July - 31 December 2018.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

Here is the text you may use to add a story or link!

Blog Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska.

Progress[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program progress. This should including reporting against each of the SMART objectives from your proposal.

Education

The educational program of our community is intended for all educational-scientific institutions in the country (schools, faculties, institutes) and aims to spread the free and all available knowledge, as well as to raise awareness of its significance.

Editing workshop at the Law Faculty of the University of East Sarajevo.

At the beginning of 2018, the community realized the planned activities in the field of education program. In line with its strategic goals, the emphasis was on extending the program in terms of involving as many institutions as possible in the cooperation, expanding the territorial scope of activities and building the reputation of the community through cooperation with eminent state educational institutions. This trend has been continued.

  • Editing workshop at the Law Faculty of the University of East Sarajevo

In December, one editing workshop was held in cooperation with the Law Faculty of the University of East Sarajevo. On this occasion, students, through training for work, created the content on Wikipedia in Serbian language that is in correlation with their curriculum. Participation was taken by 8 students, and 10 articles were created. Cooperation with 4 faculties was planned and agreed in early 2019, after the completion of exam periods. We are pleased with the progress in the Edu sphere due to the fact that we have managed to establish cooperation with serious educational institutions that have recognized us as serious partners who can contribute to the improvement of the teaching process.


Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Edit-a-thons and workshops Cooperate with the 5 educational institutions
20%
During the indicated period, in 2018, cooperation was established with an educational institutions - the Law Faculty of the University of East Sarajevo.
Organize 5 workshops
20%
According to the plan, an editing workshops were held.
60 students participating
13.33%
Within two editing workshops, 8 students took part.
Activities will be realized on the territory of at least 3 regions inside Republic of Srpska
33.33%
Two editing workshops were realized in the area of Sarajevo region.
At least 5 professors will be included in cooperation on educational activities
20%
In total, an associate professor participated in the activities and provided assistance in the organization of workshops.
75 new or edited articles
13.33%
In total, 10 new articles were created during student training to work on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
100 photo upolad on Wikimedia Commons
10.00%
10 photos were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, created during the implementation of these activities.

GLAM

Wiki Loves Republika Srpska - Trace of Soul photo-contests

Trace of Soul - logo.

In the framework of the GLAM program, we, now traditionally, also implemented the 2018 Trace of Soul Project - a project that brings together WLM and WLE into one. This year the project was also well received by the participants and partners. Thanks to the previous good results and the campaign that has been running in the past three years, the Trace of the Soul project has almost become our trademark and project we are best recognized for in the local community. The realization of the project The Trace of Soul 2018 has run in three phases - preparatory part, realization, announcement of the results of the competition at the final ceremony - exhibitions of winning photographs.

  • Preparatory phase
Photo-tour Trebinje.

In the preparatory phase, we had to deal, in the first place, with the updating of the lists. We contacted the Republic Institute for the Protection of the Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of the Republic of Srpska and received relevant information on the status of certain monuments, as well as the information of new monument entries to the list of protected goods. In addition, with the requested information, we received a certificate of partnership as well as the full support of the Institute in the realization of our project. Based on the information obtained, our lists were updated both on the site and in Wikipedia. In addition, the coordinates of the monuments were added. In addition to updating the lists, the preparatory phase involved sending letters and communicating with preferred partners, as well as with the media. In addition, within the community, jobs were divided and everything was pre-defined - the dates of the accompanying activities (photo-tour and editing workshops), monuments that were not represented were identified, areas were mapped and photo-tours were specified. Also, it was necessary to send letters and requests to the priests in charge of certain parishes for permission to photograph certain monasteries and churches.

  • Project realization
Photo-tour Novi Grad Participants

The realization of the project itself meant monitoring the flow of the competition and providing technical support to the competitors where needed and the implementation of the accompanying activities - photo-tour and editing workshops.

    • Competition
Prize-giving ceremony - opening.
Prize-giving ceremony - speech by the President of the Jury.

The competition was open to participants from August 1 to September 30, 2018. During the contest 67 participants sent 2.161 photographs of protected natural and immovable cultural and historical goods of Republika Srpska. Additionally, it's important to note that this year saw remarkable progress in the quality of uploaded photos. According to our research, 50% of competitors were professional photographers, which is a significant improvement compared to the previous year, when this number was insignificant. Also, it is important to note that the photographers from other countries - Serbia and Slovenia, as well as photographers from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - took photographs for the competition.

    • Photo-tour

In order to promote the project and the Wikimedia Mission, a total of three photo tours were organized. Areas and monuments that are not represented at Wikimedia's site nor on the Internet, at all, were chosen by plan! Photo tours were realized in Trebinje, Gacko and Novi Grad, territorially dislocated areas, in cooperation with local Tourist Organizations. This year we have partnered with local photo clubs to ensure the participation of professional photographers in photo-tours. The result was more than positive! The clubs responded to the call, and the professionals took part in the photo-tours, and we received quality and visually-admirable photos!

In photo-tours, a total of 23 photographers took part. A total of 405 photographs were collected, of which 167 photographs of the monuments whose photographs were not available to the public. In addition to photo clubs, we are particularly proud of establishing cooperation with the Tourist Organization of the Republic of Srpska and Tourist Organization Trebinje, which in our country are considered as the most successful and most eminent tourist organizations.

    • Editing workshop

In addition to the photo-tour, one editing workshop in Gacko was realized as part of the project, in cooperation with the high school center "Pero Slijepcevic" Gacko. On that occasion, students of gymnasiums underwent training for work on Wikipedia, creating content related to the natural and cultural heritage of this area. Additionally, the created articles are illustrated by the accompanying photographs of the given monuments. A total of 28 articles has been written. In the activities participated a total of 12 students, of which 4 were female and 8 were male.

  • Photography exhibition

Finally, a ceremony was held within which the winners of the competition were announced and victorious photographs were presented. The winners were presented with awards, and the participants who entered the top 20 were awarded with comfort awards - promotional t-shirts. The exhibition was held in Trebinje in the Gallery of the Cultural Center Trebinje. At the request of the Cultural Center, the exhibition remained in the gallery for two weeks. During that time, more than 2.000 visitors saw an exhibition.

Top 10: Cultural heritage


Top 10: Natural heritage


Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Trace of Soul photo-contests 2000 photos
108.05%
Within the contest, 2.161 photographs of natural and immovable cultural and historical sights were uploaded.
80 participants
105.00%
There were 84 participants in the competition and the accompanying project activities.
<10% photos will be used in Wikipedia in first 7 weeks after the competition
100%
In total, at the time this report was made, 356 photographs have been used from the competition, which is 16.47%
20 media coverage
135.00%
27 publications in the media.
30 new articles will be written or Improved
90.00%
27 articles written in the editing workshop, supplemented 8 for the purposes of making QR codes used during photo exhibition.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Competitions - Meet Srpska

Meet Srpska logo.

Meet Srpska is a project primarily aimed at strengthening ties with the Wikipedian community. It is a project that has become recognizable and very important to us because of the many goals that we can achieve through its implementation. This year, in the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 January 2019, the project "Meet Srpska 2018", which included the competition on Serbian Wikipedia in creating content about Republic of Srpska for a month, also encompassed one editing workshop and one photo-tour.

  • Competition
Meet Srpska 2018 - edit-a-thon
Meet Srpska 2018 - training of new editors.

The competition part of the project was certainly a point of reference for this project. The competition was held in Wikipedia in the Serbian language, and at that time all the Wikimedia standards were respected for organizing such competitions: work pages were created in Wikipedia, templates for competitors and the jury were created, so that everything was transparent and easy to navigate. In addition, a parallel promotional campaign was conducted on the site and our social networks, as well as through communication with the media. During the competition, a total of 210 articles were created, and participation was taken by 48 contestants.

  • Edit-a-thon
Photo-tour Meet Srpska 2018 in Visegrad.

One of the accompanying project activities was the Edit-a-thon in the high school Ivo Andrić in Visegrad. On that occasion, gymnasium students who had previously undergone training for working on Wikimedia projects while attending elementary school, competed in writing articles on the Republic of Srpska in Wikipedia in Serbian. In addition, at the request of the school, the training of students who did not have previous experience in working on Wikipedia was also realized in parallel. A total of 27 articles has been created. In the activities participated 15 students, of which 3 male and 12 female.

  • Photo-tour

In December, another accompanying project activity was realized - a photo-tour in Visegrad. The event was realized in cooperation with the Višegrad Photo Club and the Višegrad City Gallery. On this occasion, 6 less represented and inaccessible monument sites were photographed on the territory of the municipality of Visegrad. In addition to the members of our community, photo-tours were taken by professional photographers. A total of 385 photos was collected.

  • International cooperation

In order to enrich our project, we established cooperation with two user groups - Wikimedia Community User Group Greece and Wikimedia Levant. In connection with the above, the editing workshop was organized by Wikimedia Levant at the University of Hashemite, within which students created contents related to the Republic of Srpska in the Arabian Wikipedia. In return, during the realization of Edu workshops, our community will pay attention to a number of content that will be translated from the Arabic language and placed on Serbian Wikipedia in the next quarter. Number of articles created created in Arabic was 12. During this time the Greek Wikipedia, a competition was organized in writing articles about the Republic of Srpska, and 17 articles in the Greek language were created. Also, is created 40 new wiki data descriptions/labels. In the spirit of equal partnership, in the next quarter, during the implementation of the Edu activity, our organization will pay attention to contents in the Greek language that will be translated into Serbian and posted on Wikipedia in Serbian.

In addition to the aforementioned partners, the project was supported by the “Prosvjeta” Serbian Educational and Cultural Society and by the editors of one of the more popular portals in BiH - Serbs in BiH - through epochs and fates.


Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Competitions - Meet Srpska 10 new users
120.00%
12 new accounts.
3 new community members
100%
3 new members joined the work of the community.
2 partners involved in activities (organizations or institutions)
200.00%
6 partners involved in activities.
200 articles will be written or improved
105.00%
210 articles created and supplemented.
200 photos
192.500%
385 photographs were uploaded.
15 media releases
106.67%
Total of 16 media posts.
50 new followers on social networks
74.00%
37 new followers on social networks.
<40 participants
120.00%
A total of 48 participants took part in activities.

Wikipedia birthday celebration

Wikipedia Day 2019 in Republic of Srpska - birthday cake.

On January 15, 2019, in East Sarajevo, the Wikipedia birthday was organized by the Wikimedia community of Republic of Srpska. In addition to the members of the community, the ceremony was attended by representatives of the institutions from the area of ​​East Sarajevo with which we had realized cooperation - professors and assistants from the faculties with whom we cooperated, as well as representatives of GLAM institutions. In addition to thematic conversations in the pleasant atmosphere, we have agreed on the future cooperation and our relations with the representatives of the mentioned institutions have been strengthened. This was a very productive meeting!

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wikipedia Day 2019 20 participants
85.00%
A total of 17 participants.
15 media announcements
66.67%

A total of 10 media posts.

>5 new community members
100%
5 members joined the community.
at least 4 new collaborations with teachers/students
100%
Agreed cooperation with 4 teachers.
at least 2 new collaborations between volunteers;
100%
2 new collaborations between volunteers.
>at least 2 new collaborations with representatives of GLAM institutions
100%
2 new collaborations with representatives of GLAM institutions.

Public activities

Representatives of media.
Communication with photographers BiH.

Public event participation

  • Days of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Photography

The Wikimedia community of the Republic of Srpska took part in the prestigious event - Days of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Photography held in Trebinje. On that occasion, all photographers from Bosnia and Herzegovina who attended the conference were introduced with the Wikimedia projects and the GLAM program with emphasis on photo projects. Also, a constructive meeting was held regarding a proposal for a joint initiative on changing the Law on Freedom of Panorama, currently still in force in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conclusions were positive, and in this regard, in the following period, we plan to deal more seriously with the topic. Changing the said law would have a positive impact on the improvement of our GLAM program as well as the increase in the number of photo projects we could organize in this case.

  • Participation in international events

The community strives to take part in international events in order to strengthen partnerships with the Wikimedia chapters and in order to acquire new knowledge and skills. During 2018, our organization took part in two international conferences - the Wikimedia Annual Conference in Berlin and the CEE meeting in Lviv. At the CEE Conference, we took a more active part in the lecture part of the conference. Our representative gave a lecture on Building an affiliate from scratch: Experiences of Wikimedia Community of the Republic of Srpska.

Media and reporting
During the designated period, during the project implementation, the community regularly notified the public about their activities through communication with the media through the site, the blog, mailing lists and social networks (Facebook, Twiter, *Instagram, YouTube).

Within the specified time frame, community activities were promoted through 69 media posts (electronic and print media, radio and TV shows). Each activity has sparked public and media attention, which is a sign that the Community has succeeded in building a proper reputation in the country in three years of operation and secured its place on the media scene.


Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Public activities participation in at least 2 public event
50%
Part in the event - Days of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Photography.
100 media announcements.
69.00%
During the indicated period related to the implementation of activities approved by the APG grant, the community had 69 appearances in the media.

Meetings

In order to maintain positive relationships in the community, in addition to regular online meetings held during micro-planning and project realization, 3 local live meetings were held. Meetings were held in 3 cities in the Republic of Srpska with local Wikimedians and Wikipedians who are active members of the community. The topics of the meetings were focused on plans to improve community work, exchange ideas related to new projects and their implementation.

Spending[edit]

Please report your organization's total spending during the reporting period, or link to a financial document showing your total spending. EUR 5.265,00 ($ 6.027,37)

Here is where your spending notes/explanations are.

Spending report by December 31, 2018

Final report[edit]

This is the final report for your grant, describing your outcomes from the period 15 January - 30 June 2019.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

Traditional Serbian woman folk costume.

During the indicated period our community has confronted numerous challenges. Besides the implementation of QR codes in "Old Herzegovina Museum" trough Wiki ambassador and other projects, we would like to underline this year's project Wiki Women in Republic of Srpska which justified our expectations. We have held two editing workshop in two cities in the Republic of Srpska and connected woman editor in a group that takes a part in edit-a-throne. Realization of this project means a lot for us because of the support of old and new partners and the response of females. We would like to highlight support from Rogatica municipality and public library Trebinje. 30 women take part in this project. During training and during the marathon was written 119 new articles. Beside named activities, the photo tour has been realized in cooperation with the association that fosters tradition and makes traditional clothes. Photo-club that we cooperated with, has taken photos of models dressed in traditional clothes, and the photos have been set on Wikimedia Commons. Value of these photographs is that they are rare on Wikimedia Commons and on the internet generally.

Learning story[edit]

Please link to one learning story that shows how your organization documents lessons learned and adapts its programs accordingly.

We archive all our activities on our site, blog, on the special page on Serbian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

Results[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program results. You should report on each of the objectives you included in your Simple APG application.

Education

Edu Wiki Višegrad Gymnasium "Ivo Andrić".

Within the educational program, during the designated period, five editing workshops were held with students from the most important state faculties and students of the Gymnasium. The workshops were held at the following faculties: Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of East Sarajevo], Faculty of Economics University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Law University of East Sarajevo and Faculty of Philosophy University of East Sarajevo. One workshop was held in Visegrad Gymnasium "Ivo Andrić".

Participants in the workshops were students 57 of them. Regarding articles 68 new articles were created while 5 were expanded or updated.

The realization of this program was accompanied by international cooperation. A workshop was held at Hashemite University of Jordan during which articles regarding natural, cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Srpska in the Arabic Wikipedia were created, while our students created articles on Jordan on Serbian Wikipedia.

12 articles in Serbian and 12 in Arabic Wikipedia were written.


Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Edit-a-thons and workshops Cooperate with the 5 educational institutions
100%
During the indicated period cooperation was established with 5 educational institutions.
Organize 5 workshops
100%
According to the plan, 5 editing workshops were held.
60 students participating
96.67%
Within 5 editing workshops, 58 students took part.
Activities will be realized on the territory of at least 3 regions inside Republic of Srpska
100%
Activities were implemented in three regional centers.
At least 5 professors will be included in cooperation on educational activities
100%
In total, 5 associate professor participated in the activities and provided assistance in the organization of workshops.
73 new or edited articles
97.33%
In total, 73 articles were created or edited (68+5) during student training to work on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
100 photo upolad on Wikimedia Commons
86.00%
86 photos were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, created during the implementation of these activities.

GLAM

Wiki Ambassador

Editing workshop.
Wiki Ambassador in Banja Luka.
Wiki Ambassador at the Museum of Old Herzegovina in Foča - QRPedia
Part of the permanent exhibition of the Museum.
Museum of Old Herzegovina - QR code scan.

During the specified period, the Community has significantly expanded and improved the GLAM program in the Republic of Srpska through the Wiki ambassador project in the Republic of Srpska. Cooperation with the Republic Center for Research of War, War Crimes and Searching for Missing Persons has been established. Cooperation was established the Museum of Old Herzegovina as well. In addition to good cooperation with local partners, the community was supported by individuals and representatives of wiki organizations during the implementation of projects within our GLAM program. The project was implemented in 2 cities - the regional centers of the Republic of Srpska - Banja Luka and Foča.

  • Wiki Ambassador in Banja Luka

In cooperation with the Republic Center for Research of War, War Crimes and Search for Missing Persons, 5 editing workshops were held during which employees have undergone training for work on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. On that occasion, high-quality articles were posted on Wikipedia. The significance of this collaboration and project itself is very high for both us and users of Serbian Wikipedia due to the release of otherwise inaccessible content.

The project was attended by 10 editors - three female and 7 male. 51 articles were created. More than 200 images were added to the Wikimedia Commons.

  • Wiki Ambassador at the Museum of Old Herzegovina in Foča

Along with the realization of activities in Banja Luka, the second Wiki Ambassador accomplished the goals set by the project during activities in the Museum of Old Herzegovina. Two editing workshops and three working visits to the Museum were organized.

During editing workshops, through the creation of articles about Foča and Old Herzegovina, the staff of the Museum and interested representatives of various institutions in Foca, have undergone training for work on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and QRpedia. Participants were at the same time acquainted with the Wikimedia Movement and the goals it seeks to achieve. After the workshops, our Wiki Ambassador visited the Museum of Old Herzegovina three times and in cooperation with the employees worked on creating articles that were not present on Wikipedia. Work on supplementing and expanding certain articles with relevant material and literature provided by the Serbian Central Library "Prosvjeta" Foča, as well as the Tourist Organization of the Municipality of Foča was also done.

Special time was dedicated to the introduction of new technologies into the Museum. For the creation of QR codes, necessary preparations were made: 4 permanent exhibitions from the Museum and the Foča City Theater were photographed. Photos were placed on Wikimedia Commons. After that, they were used to illustrate and supplement articles on Wikipedia. In particular, it is necessary to emphasize that during the creation of articles for the needs of QR-codes we had the support of Wikipedia editors in other languages ​​and representatives of certain Wikimedia organizations. Thus our articles have been translated into several languages ​​- Bahasa Melayu, English, Հայերեն, Macedonian, Russian and Ukrainian. After connecting articles via interlingual connections, the articles are linked with the QR codes that were printed and placed in the Museum of Old Herzegovina, on the permanent exhibitions. Also, the Museum has set up our logo as well as the logo of Wikipedia next to the exhibits, with the indication that the presence of QR codes is the result of cooperation with our community, which for us, besides everything else, is a great promotion. The codes were officially presented during the international cultural event Night of the Museums.

There were 10 participants in the activities - 5 men and 5 women. A total of 31 new articles were created, 14 articles completed, 150 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and 14 QR codes were made.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wiki Ambassador 7 editing workshops
100%
7 editing workshops were held.
2 new very important GLAM institutions involved in cooperation
100%
Ostvarana the planned cooperation with partners: Museum of Old Herzegovina in Foča and Republic Center for Research of War, War Crimes and Search for Missing Persons.
<5 new associates representing institutions
100%
The project was attended by the representatives of five different educational and cultural institutions.
90 new articles
101.11%
It was created 91 new article.
20 new users
100%
Participation has taken 20 new editors.
geographical coverage - inclusion of 1 new city and realization of activities in Banja Luka - the most important center
100%
Two regions and two cities.
10 media announcements
100%
30 participants
100%
Total was attended by 30 editors.
150 photographs
100%
100 new followers on social networks
97%
Total 97 followers on social networks.

Community activities

Local Conference

Wikimedia Start Republic of Srpska 2019 - interview with participants (with English translation).
Wiki workshop.
Practical work - project planning.
Photo tour.
Organizational team.

In order to gather the Wikimedians of the Republic of Srpska, in April 2019 the annual conference of the Wikimedia community of the Republic of Srpska was held for two days. The event was held at Jahorina. The organizational team worked on the preparation of the event for two months, focusing, in particular, on creating a quality program that would provide information to the heterogeneous group of participants and activities that are in accordance with their interests. We believe we have succeeded in doing so.

Besides the active members of the Wikimedia community of the Republic of Srpska, the participants of the conference were representatives of the GLAM and Edu institutions.

The event organization covered three phases: the preparatory, the implementation phase, and the evaluation phase.

  • Preparation phase

After the formation of the organizational team, in accordance with the members' interest, a preparatory phase was initiated and included the following activities:

  • selecting the appropriate location
  • selecting adequate space
  • preparing and sending letters
  • regulating accommodation
  • regulating meals
  • preparation of promotional material
  • creating a web page
  • preparation of application form
  • preparing press releases
  • communication with the media
  • communication with participants
  • selection of thematic areas for the program
  • Preparing a call for lecturers
  • communication with lecturers
  • production of brochures, accreditations and promotional materials
  • preparing symbolic gifts
  • meetings of the organizational team
  • work with volunteers.

Work on the preparation of such an event is always a challenge, regardless of previous experience. This year was no different. Apart from the organization of event elements that are mentioned, the organizational team showed a high degree of creativity and commitment to work, so the listed activities were carried out without problems and within the agreed time.

At this stage, among other things, we were especially concerned with the development of the program. Along with the public advertisement of the call for participation, the team also prepared a call for lecturers. Prior to the public announcement, we defined the thematic areas and several levels of knowledge, in accordance with the target group of participants, and then invoked a public call through the media, the site, and social networks. In addition, the call is, as a matter of fact, addressed to Wikipedia editors in the languages ​​of neighboring countries - via a call on Wikipedia village pumps. The response was satisfactory. After that, the program and certain lecturers were created.

  • Realization phase

The implementation phase, in addition to good preparation, required good cooperation between the organizational team and the volunteers. Jobs were divided and everyone knew his task. After the arrival of the participants, we started with the realization of program activities. On the first day, students had the opportunity, in addition to the theoretical part of the lecture, to participate in the Wikipedia editing workshops and workshops focused on the design of a project that would aim to collect and disseminate free knowledge. It is especially important to point out that one lecture was dedicated to the technical side of Wikipedia - wiki codes. The lecture was delivered by the representatives of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering from East Sarajevo, who gave support to the event. Considering the burden on the participants, after the lectures, entertaining activities for participants were prepared - Wiki quiz of knowledge and photo-tour on Jahorina.

  • Evaluation phase

The evaluation phase involved summarizing the results of events by the organizational team. During the meeting, conclusions about the realized goals of the conference were made. In addition to the goals foreseen by the project, additional goals have been achieved that represent a special kind of satisfaction for our team. Upon the conclusion of the conference, the cooperation with the most important library in the Republic of Srpska - the National and University Library of the Republic of Srpska, whose representatives were participants of the event, was agreed.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Local Conference 30 participants
100%
The conference included 30 participants.
20 media announcements
100%
We had 20 media reports.
>5 new community members
100%
6 people have joined the community.
50-100 Facebook followers/page likes
100%
76 interactions with pages on facebook.
at least 4 new collaborations between volunteers
100%
Agreed future cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering students and teachers of high school.
stronger community
100%
Community bonds are strengthened thanks to the live contact.
>6 new users will become active members in next 3 months
100%
7 volunteers continued cooperation and was active in the specified period.
2 agreements on new projects
100%
They agreed to the cooperation with an library and an educational institution.


Gender gap - Wiki Women

Wiki Women Rogatica.
Wiki Women - traditional women's wear.
Wiki Women Republic of Srpska 2019 - Photo-tour.
Photo-Tour.
Wiki Women Republic of Srpska 2019 - certificate.

In 2019, our community continued its Gender Gap program, which was widely accepted in the previous period. During the specified period we worked on the expansion and improvement of the program through the project Wiki Women in the Republic of Srpska, which has justified our expectations this time as well.

Wiki Women in the Republic of Srpska 2019

Wiki Women in the Republic of Srpska 2019 is a project of the Wikimedia community of the Republic of Srpska aimed at overcoming gender differences in Wikimedia projects. The project encompasses a series of activities related to the work on Wikimedia projects with women in the territory of the two towns of the Republic of Srpska - Trebinje and Rogatica. In addition, project activities were focused on the treatment of less represented topics, primarily women topics and then others. Within the project, four workshops, one edit-a-thon and one photo tour were realized. The activities were carried out in two towns of the Republic of Srpska - Trebinje and Rogatica.

  • Wiki Women in Trebinje

Two editing workshops and one edit-a-thon were held in Trebinje in cooperation with the National Library of Trebinje. Participants of these activities were women who underwent training for work on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Commons and then participated in the writing of articles during the realization of the edit-a-thon. The number of participants from Trebinje was 6. A total of 34 articles has been written during these activities.

  • Wiki Women in Rogatica

Parallel to activities in Trebinje, the same activities were held in Rogatica - two editing workshops, one edit-a-thon and one photo tour. The activities were realized at the High School "27th January" in Rogatica. Participation in the activities was 24 women. During the workshops and edit-a-thon, participants created 85 new and expanded 6 of already existing articles.

Upon completion of the competition, the jury evaluated the articles, and the winners of the marathon were announced. The three most diligent ladies were awarded with symbolic prizes.

  • Photo-tour

In addition to editing workshops and edit-a-thon, a photo-tour was held in Rogatica. The activity was realized in cooperation with the Women's Association “Snop”, Gučevo and the Višegrad Photo Club. Members of the Women's Association “Snop”, who are engaged in fostering folk tradition and creation of authentic clothes, have prepared traditional folk costumes of this area that were presented by their models. Professional photographers from Visegrad photographed the models and placed the created photos on Wikimedia Commons. The photographs were used to illustrate the corresponding articles in Wikipedia.

Project was supported by the following 10 partners:
  • National Library of Trebinje
  • National Library “Dr. Ljubo Mihić” Trebinje
  • High School Center “27th January” Rogatica
  • Municipality of Rogatica
  • Women’s Association “Snop”
  • Lumber Camp “Sjemeć” Rogatica
  • Serbian educational and cultural society “Prosvjeta” Višegrad
  • Association of women suffering and treated with breast cancer “Aska” Višegrad
  • Višegrad City Gallery - Photo-club Višegrad
  • Association of businesswomen 16, Višegrad.

Thanks to this project, 119 new articles were created while 6 already existing articles were expanded. 123 valuable photographs of traditional Serbian apparel from the Romanija region were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The project was also followed by media through 17 media announcements, two radio broadcasts and one broadcast on national television.


Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wiki Women in the Republic of Srpska 2019 one project will contain 4 workshops
100%
4 editing workshops were held.
at least 30 participants
100%
20 new female participants
105.00%
21 new female participants.
90 new articles
132.22%
It was created 119 new article.
one edit-a-thon
100%
200 photographs uploaded on Wikimedia Commons
110.50%
221 photographs uploaded on Wikimedia Commons.
15 media announcements
113.33%
17 media announcements.
at least 4 partner women organizations
100%
activities in at least 2 cities in Republic of Srpska
100%
Activities in 2 cities in Republic of Srpska - Trebinje and Rogatica.
1 photo tour
100%
1 photo tour.

Public activities

Night of the Museums

Night of Museums - exhibition and presentation of QR codes at the Museum of Old Hrcegovina.

The annual work plan of our community outlined participation in two public events. In addition to participating in the cultural event “Days of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Photography”, our community took part in one of the most prestigious events in the world of culture in the Republic of Srpska - in the Night of the Museums. Within the above-mentioned event, in cooperation with the Museum of Old Herzegovina, an exhibition of photographs from Trace of Soul project held 2017 and 2018 was prepared. On that occasion, the Museum presented the results of cooperation with our organization to the visitors, together with the QR codes that were placed on museum exhibits. These QR codes were created during the project Wiki ambassador in RS. The event caused great attention of the public and the media that followed the event.

Media and reporting

Interview.

During the designated period, during the project implementation, the community regularly notified the public about their activities through communication with the media through the site, the blog, mailing lists and social networks (Facebook, Twiter, *Instagram, YouTube).

Within the specified time frame, community activities were promoted through 120 media posts (electronic and print media, radio and TV shows). Each activity has sparked public and media attention, which is a sign that the Community has succeeded in building a proper reputation in the country in three years of operation and secured its place in the media scene.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Public activities participation in at least 2 public event
100%
Part in the event - Days of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Photography and cultural event the Night of the Museums.
100 media announcements.
120.00%
During the indicated period related to the implementation of activities approved by the APG grant, the community had 120 appearances in the media.

Meetings

In order to maintain positive relationships in the community, in addition to regular online meetings held during micro-planning and project realization, 5 local live meetings were held. Meetings were held in 5 cities in the Republic of Srpska with local Wikimedians and Wikipedians who are active members of the community. The topics of the meetings were focused on plans to improve community work, exchange ideas related to new projects and their implementation.

Spending[edit]

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period.

Total Spent: EUR 14.067,00 ($15.695,40)