User:Deni/CPCI/Grant Application draft

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The Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative/Organization 1
Establish consistent project management for the initial initiatives of the Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative.
targetCroatian Wikipedia, Bosnian Wikipedia, Serbian Wikipedia, Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia.
start dateJuly 1st
start year2023
end dateDecember 31st
end year2023
budget (local currency)320.000,00 RSD
budget (USD)3.000,00 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusFiscal sponsor: Wikimedia Republika Srpska
organization (if applicable)• The Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative
website (if applicable)Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

Initiative 26: Regional and thematic hubs

The Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative aims to strengthen ties between the Wikipedia communities that speak the Serbo-Croatian language, namely,,, and

The members of the initiative regularly gather to discuss efforts to increase cross-projects collaboration and avoid redundancy. However, due to the group working on a voluntary basis and around day-to-day obligations, it has not been possible to kick-start certain aims due to the sustained effort required for the administrative work.

A specific initiative that the group has discussed in length is organizing edit-a-thons that take place at the same time across the projects and will end with the resulting articles being copied to the other target projects. As such, the groups effort will achieve:

  • Collaboration between users of the different projects in writing articles to be published on all target projects
  • Familiarization of local editors with users on other projects, creating a collegial bond across projects
  • Creation of collaborative articles resulting in greater neutrality
  • Lowering the amount of redundant work across projects

If this grant application is approved, it will allow the initiative to compensate a wiki user to act as a project manager for the group, allowing the above initiatives to be realized, which will in turn create a strong bond between the communities.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
The project is intended to begin in either Q2 or Q3 of Gregorian calendar year 2022 and continue for 6 months.
Where will your project activities be happening?
Mainly on the target projects:
  • Croatian Wikipedia
  • Bosnian Wikipedia
  • Serbian Wikipedia
  • Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia
And on the Strategy Forum and in the meetings and communication of the Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
Among the members of the Cross-Project Collaboration Initiative, each community is, despite there being no rules enforcing of limiting that, represented by at least one regular editor and one administrator from each target project.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
The war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s divided people who both share cultures and their language. There are still ghosts and wound lingering from this, and both current and recent examples exist of this preventing collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the encyclopedian spirit. Specifically the disinformation that the Croatian project was haunted by for over 10 years, and rumor says that there are signs that the same situation if slowly building on the Serbian Project.
The projects have in the last couple of year seen the rise of new editors and administrators share the belief that we are stronger united, and as such this is a unique position to bring our communities closer, to strengthen education across the region, inspire and create a foundation for old wounds and hatred to heal.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?
Not to our knowledge.

Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • ...

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting):


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_) to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


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