Wikimania 2016 bids/Esino Lario/Stakeholders

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Stakeholder Interest Resources Possible benefit
Wikimedia movement
  • Getting together.
  • Collaborate.
  • Having time to develop projects further.
  • Comfortable, enjoyable and affordable experience.
  • Interest and commitment in the Wikimedia projects and open content.
  • Involvement in the organization and participation in the event.
  • Decision related to Wikimania and volunteer support to it.
  • A new format for Wikimania. A change, innovation and challenge.
  • An event focused on the community, human-scale (versus the urban-scale), inevitable proximity and collaborative atmosphere.
  • An affordable event; enjoyable landscape, attractive Lake Como; possibility to visit Expo Milan 2015; proximity to Milan, Lombardy Region and Switzerland.
Wikimania Jury
  • Selecting the best location for Wikimania.
  • Checking feasibility and affordability.
  • Meeting the bid criteria and come to consensus (does the 5th pillar can be taken into consideration?)
  • Reviews the bid criteria.
  • Considers options, evaluates and takes the decision.
  • Involves members who have previous experience in organizing Wikimania, have attended many Wikimania and are actively involved in the movement.
  • Makes questions to investigate all aspects of the organization, logistics and challenges which can be used to further develop the proposal.
  • Contributes to produce a more detailed proposal and verifies information.
  • Supporting a new idea.
  • Experimenting a different format for Wikimania which can open the way to new working directions and which can contribute to ideas and proposal for Wikimania beyond this event.
  • Ensuring that movement resources are used to concretely advance the Wikimedia mission, not just for a party for wikimedians at the expense of donors.
Previous organizers of Wikimania
  • Active in the Wikimedia movement.
  • Experience.
  • Hints.
  • Ideas and proposals to implement Wikimania.
  • Possibility of sharing invoices, purchase orders, documents very valuable to reduce work and getting a sense of reasonable choices.
  • Making sure Wikimania relies on their experience.
  • Making sure the projects builds up and do not waste their work.
Wikimedia Italia
  • Supporting free knowledge and the Wikimedia projects in particular in Italy.
  • Long-term collaborations and impact on open knowledge in Italy.
  • Support to its volunteers and the Wikimedia movement.
  • Experience in managing a conference in Italy.
  • Chapter engaged and active in the Wikimania movement at an international level.
  • Good relationships with like-minded organizations, some very relevant potential sponsors, public administrations and cultural institutions in Italy.
  • Good press contacts.
  • Wikimania in Italy.
  • Reinforcement of the relationships with like-minded organizations, public administrations and cultural institutions in Italy.
  • Relevant opportunity for Wikimedia Italy members to attend the gathering and experience for the volunteers involved.
  • Strengthening the communication of Wikimedia Italia with its direct role in hosting Wikimania and the Wikimedia movement.
  • Wikimedia Italia would be the promoter of the initiative.
Esino Lario city council
  • Supporting the territory and the community.
  • Showing their commitment and great results.
  • Improving the quality of life of the people living in Esino Lario.
  • Facilitating tourism.
  • Fostering a positive reputation of Esino Lario.
  • Supporting the organizations of events.
  • Coordinating the work of associations and volunteers.
  • Ownerships of a series of buildings and open spaces.
  • Tourist office and support in renting flats already active.
  • The administration is made of volunteers committed to support the territory and the community.
  • People with different skills, networks and roles within the territory.
  • Access to maps and documents.
  • Increased visibility for Esino Lario and the name of Esino Lario associated to Wikipedia and what the Wikimedia movement represents (technology, collaborative work, knowledge, innovation).
  • Relevant use of public buildings and spaces.
  • Improvement of public buildings used for the community.
  • The City Council could be co-promoter of the event.
Ecomuseo delle Grigne (with associations and operators of Esino Lario)
  • Preserve, document and foster the territorial cultural heritage, intangible heritage and landscape.
  • Active involvement of the community.
  • Quality of life.
  • Knowledge of the territory.
  • Wide team of heterogeneous people with different skills, networks and roles within the territory.
  • Experience in organizing conferences and events (not only in Esino Lario).
  • Active engagement in the production of the event.
  • The success of being part of creating an ambitious project.
  • The pride of hosting an international conference related to technology, collaborative work, knowledge, innovation.
  • The experience of working together as a community and as part of the Wikimedia movement.
  • The involvement of your people.
  • Increased visibility for Esino Lario and the name of Esino Lario associated to Wikipedia and what the Wikimedia movement represents.
  • The Ecomuseo delle Grigne would be co-promoter of the event.
Varenna city council
  • The municipalities of Esino Lario, Varenna, Lierna and Perledo are becoming one municipality.
  • Existing synergy with Esino Lario.
  • International conference site (important conferences about physics and public administration).
  • Villa Cipressi (located in Varenna and mainly owned by the city council).
  • Villa Monastero (located in Varenna, owned by Provincia di Lecco).
  • Accommodation.
  • Railway station (asking if the space can host a welcome room, space where to storage luggage while visiting Varenna; and a WIP – Wikimedian important people – room).
  • Tourist and information office.
  • Being part of the event and its communication.
  • Hosting part of the guests.
Perledo city council
  • The municipalities of Esino Lario, Varenna, Lierna and Perledo are becoming one municipality.
  • Existing synergy with Esino Lario.
  • Accommodation.
  • Being part of the event and its communication.
  • Hosting part of the guests.
Lierna city council
  • The municipalities of Esino Lario, Varenna, Lierna and Perledo are becoming one municipality.
  • Existing synergy with Esino Lario.
  • Accommodation.
  • Being part of the event and its communication.
  • Hosting part of the guests.
Regione Lombardia
  • Esino Lario is located in Regione Lombardia.
  • It is organizing in 2015 the Expo in Milan.
  • It has a strategic touristic focus for Lake Como.
  • The Ecomuseo delle Grigne is an ecomuseum recognized by Regione Lombardia.
  • Possible financial support.
  • Possible support to improve tourist receptivity and public buildings.
  • Support to its territorial development.
  • Richer programme for Expo Milan 2015.
Provincia di Lecco
  • Esino Lario is located in the Province of Lecco.
  • They manage the networks in the Province of Lecco (libraries, museums...).
  • They support the local transport in the province.
  • They own Villa Monastero in Varenna and other sites.
  • They have access to data and expertise in events.
  • Existing synergy with Esino Lario. The Province of Lecco was one of the main partners of the project "Vestire i paesaggi".
  • Villa Monastero in Varenna is owned by the Province of Lecco.
Comunità Montana della Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d'Esino e Riviera
  • Esino Lario is a member of the Comunità Montana della Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d'Esino e Riviera.
  • The Comunità Montana della Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d'Esino e Riviera coordinates the activities of the Parco Regionale della Grigna Settentrionale.
  • They coordinate a network of municipalities and territories.
  • They have experience in events and logistics. They can support us in making the plan and checking its feasibility.
  • They manage the Parco Regionale della Grigna Settentrionale.
  • They have links with experts, local organizations and companies.
  • Existing synergy with Esino Lario.
  • Support to a municipality of the Comunità montana and its territorial development.
  • Supporting the territorial development of their area.
Parco Regionale della Grigna Settentrionale
  • Parco Regionale della Grigna Settentrionale is a regional park.
  • Esino Lario is the only municipality located entirely in the Parco Regionale della Grigna Settentrionale.
  • It is coordinated by the Comunità Montana della Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d'Esino e Riviera.
  • Organization of excursions.
  • Organization of workshops for children.
  • Support to a municipality of the park and its territorial development.
  • Supporting the territorial development of their area.
  • Larger audience of the park activities and programmes.
  • Being part of the event and its communication.
Fondazione Cariplo
  • Support to cultural and territorial projects.
  • Specifically interest in territorial development created with partnerships.
  • Philanthropic organization.
  • Co-fundings (around 50%).
Fondazione della Provincia di Lecco
  • Support to volunteer organizations mainly in the Province of Lecco.
  • Support to services (social and community welfare).
  • Philanthropic organization.
  • Co-fundings (50-70%).
  • Participation in a larger project.
  • Consistency in the support to Esino Lario.
  • Support to a project that is both social and cultural, with an innovative approach.
Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio Center)
  • Focus on Revalue Ecosystems (global vision and impact).
  • Support to international gathering capable of triggering policy and decision making.
  • Digital jobs Africa
  • Hosting international conferences and scholars at the Rockefeller Foundation Center.
  • Supporting conferences related to the programs of the Rockefeller Foundation Center.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center.
  • Support to projects/conferences related to the Rockefeller Foundation program.
  • Prestigious and beautiful site on Lake Como just in front of Varenna-Esino Lario.
  • Conference space for around 23 people (meals and accommodation supported by the Rockefeller Foundation).
  • In case of guests coming from the so-called Global South it is possible to apply for fundings to cover their travel expenses).
  • Support to an initiative that is in the area of Bellagio but international in its vision. Letter of support of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center.
  • Interest in pilot projects that can be replicated globally.
  • A conference could be proposed (related for example to the use of ICT in small isolated area).
  • It is possible to apply for a more specialistic international conference hosted at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, but it needs to be a specific project for only 23 people.
  • Extending our program of activities with an international and global conference on a specific theme.
  • The guests of the specialistic international conference hosted at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center could attend Wikimania (an opportunity to invite other relevant international thinkers) but this is not a normal procedure for Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center conferences (it is necessary to check if it is possible).
Wikimedia CH
  • Supporting projects and initiatives in Switzerland.
  • Interest and experience in supporting broader and international projects.
  • Program and activities related to the Alps.
  • Esino Lario is close to Lugano.
  • Possible involvement in organizing the conference.
  • Synergy in particular with Ticino.
  • Co-organization of Wikimania.
  • Synergy with activities related to the Alps.
  • Event very close to Switzerland.
  • Nice new collaboration between two chapters in organizing Wikimania.
Wikimedia Foundation 5-year strategic priorities of
  • stabilize infrastructures
  • increase participation
  • Improve content quality
  • increase reach
  • encourage innovation (including organize meetings and events and "create community spaces dedicated to the exploration of new ideas")
  • Financial support to Wikimania.
  • Helping in organizing the event.
  • Helping the planning team secure sponsorships.
  • Support in activating its network of institutions and potential sponsors (?).
  • Contributing to the organization of the event (suggestions, remarks, communication).
  • Participating in the event.
  • Opportunity to meet with Wikimedia Foundation staff for the conference planning team, after being awarded the bid (before meeting them, get a clear idea of what you want from the staff).
  • Experimenting a new format for Wikimania which could open a new working approach for conferences and events.
  • Showing that the impact of the event is beneficial also for a territory and goes beyond the event on the middle and long-term.
  • The organization of Wikimania contributes to articles, images and georefericated data of the territory (this is the approach we are currently using with also planned event in the territory).
  • Several women in the organizational team; enjoying Lake Como; the proximity to George Clooney :).
Creative Commons Italia
  • Supporting free knowledge in particular in Italy.
  • Focus on open government and open data.
  • Like-minded organization.
  • Supporting pilot initiatives which can be replicated in Italy.
  • Involving volunteers in presentations and in "telling about CC licenses".
  • Member of the international Creative Commons network.
  • Network of lawyers and experts.
  • Possibility of involving them in training sessions.
  • Technical support related to licenses, suggestions, ideas for the conference program.
  • Involvement in the project.
  • Synergy with Wikimedia (already established and with good results)
  • Creative Commons Italia partner of the conference.
Interreg programme
  • European grant programme (new programme 2014).
  • Supporting transnational projects related to the Alps.
  • Emphasis on tourism, development of mountain territories and on access to digital resources and connectivity.
  • Financial support.
  • Project application in partnership with different countries.
  • They are already supporting the project The Alps on Wikipedia.
  • Develop further content on the Alps, documenting what has been already produced in the frame of the programme and synergy between countries.
Alpine Space Programme
  • European grant programme (new programme 2014).
  • Supporting transnational projects related to the Alps.
  • Emphasis on access to digital resources and connectivity in mountain territories.
  • Pilot projects.
  • Financial support.
  • Project application in partnership with different countries.
  • Develop content on the Alps, documenting what has been already produced in the frame of the programme and synergy between countries.
Politecnico di Milano - Polo di Lecco
  • Based in Lecco.
  • Faculty of Engineering.
  • Projects in the territory.
  • Students and potential volunteers.
  • Students and teachers who might contribute to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.
  • Presentation related to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.
  • Upload on the Wikimedia projects of background documentation related to their projects/research areas.
Camera di Commercio di Lecco
  • Supports operators/companies in Lecco area.
  • Possibile financial support.
  • Links with local networks.
  • Partner or supporter of the conference.
  • Associating their work to Wikipedia, technology and innovation.
Camera di Commercio di Milano
  • Supports operators/companies in Milan area.
  • It has supported innovative projects such as Meet the Media Guru in Milan.
  • Possibile financial support.
  • Links with local networks.
  • Partner or supporter of the conference.
  • Associating their work to Wikipedia, technology and innovation.
Camera di Commercio di Como
  • Supports operators/companies in Como area.
  • Possibile financial support.
  • Links with local networks.
  • Partner or supporter of the conference.
  • Associating their work to Wikipedia, technology and innovation.
Sistema bibliotecario della Provincia di Lecco (network of libraries)
  • Network of libraries and librarians.
  • Promotes cultural initiatives.
  • Good system to involve local GLAMs.
  • Good system to disseminate information.
  • Possibile involvement of librarians and library in activities related to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.
  • Enriching its cultural programme.
  • New skills for librarians and the audience of libraries.
  • Partnership with Wikimania in developing territorial activities.
Sistema museale della Provincia di Lecco (network of museums)
  • Network of local museums.
  • Promotes cultural initiatives and publications.
  • Good system to involve local GLAMs.
  • Possibile involvement of museums in activities related to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects (promoting Wiki Loves Monuments).
  • Enriching its cultural programme.
  • New skills for people working in museums.
  • Contribution to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects with their content.
  • Partnership with Wikimania in developing territorial activities.
  • Press pass (Wikipedians press pass) for all museums: permission to take photos and release them in cc by-sa, free access...
Lago Fiere
  • Exhibitions and congress centre.
  • Network of local operators.
  • Calendar of events involving local operators (tourism, cultural institutions, companies)
  • Possibile synergy to inform local operators/companies about Wikipedia and how they can contribute by releasing content.


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