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This is an annual overview of the activities and achievements set out by Shared Knowledge in the annual plan for 2019, spanning from March 1 2019 to December 31 2019. The report uniformly concludes the activities conducted in 2019.

Financial overview[edit]

You can also see our General financial report for 2019 (standard wiki-way) or simplified version on Google Sheets.

Aims set for the 2019 grant in general[edit]

Area Measures of success
General
  • to increase the quantity and improve the quality of free content;
  • to raise awareness of the Wikimedia movement;
  • to extend cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation and other affiliated organisations;
  • to extend cooperation with external institutions;
  • to raise awareness about knowledge in general;
  • to release a substantial amount of knowledge held by the Macedonian GLAM institutions;
  • to promote free knowledge in the country's educational system;
  • to increase the presence of the Wikimedia projects in the country's educational system;
  • to encourage participation on Wikimedia projects.
Administration
  • to implement the assumption of going concern;
  • to promote the work done within the organisation;
  • to establish efficient and effective organisational governance;
  • to establish efficient and effective volunteer management;
  • to establish efficient and effective process of reporting;
  • to reduce the gender gap in the organisation;
  • to extend cooperation with institutions and organisations.
Education
  • to introduce and increase the presence of the Wikimedia projects in the educational institutions;
  • to extend cooperation with educational institutions;
  • to promote the Wikimedia projects as useful educational tool;
  • to raise awareness about the benefits that the editing offers to the students;
  • to increase and improve the content on different topics;
  • to get access to materials that can be used for referencing.
Community
  • to increase activity on the Wikimedia projects;
  • to improve the quality of content;
  • to reach out to new potential editors.
Partnerships
  • to introduce and increase the presence of the Wikimedia projects in the GLAM institutions, other organizations and interest groups;
  • to extend cooperation with GLAM institutions, other organizations and interest groups;
  • to document country's natural and cultural heritage;
  • to document specific, valuable and unique knowledge and data;
  • to release and digitise materials from the libraries;

2019 activities[edit]

See: Annual plan 2019
  • Education Program
  • Wikiexpeditions
  • Veloexpeditions
  • Archaeoexpeditions
  • Geoexpeditions
  • Editing contests
  • Editing days
  • Editing weekends
  • Edit-a-thons
  • Photohunts
  • Photographic contests
  • Wikisketch Lessons
  • Wiki Scout
  • Wiki Translate
  • Exhibitions
  • GLAM
  • WIKILiga

Global metrics table[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # Total participants 348 of 403
(86.35%) X mark.svg Not achieved
Big portion of the participants were from the Community program, hence this program was covered by the Wikimedian grant.
2. # Number of newly registered users 273 of 291
(93.8%) X mark.svg Not achieved
Many of the newly registered were from the Education program, which was backed by a grant of the Macedonian Government in second half of the year.
3. # Number of content pages created or improved, across all Wikimedia projects 7.282 of 8.628
(84.3%) X mark.svg Not achieved
A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects.
4. # Uploaded photographs used in articles 1.716 of 3.346
(51.2%) X mark.svg Not achieved
The number of distinct photographs used in articles.
5. # Number of volunteer hours 12.539 of 11.364
(110.3%) Yes check.svg Over achieved
The number of hours spent by volunteers to support the organizational work.


2019 achievements[edit]

Project metrics

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation

Education Program

  • at least 235 participants;
  • at least 150 newly registered participants;
  • at least 540 content pages;
  • 163 participants included; X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 160 newly registered participants; Yes check.svg Achieved
  • 778 content pages. Yes check.svg Achieved
Many of the planned activities were backed by the Macedonian Government. The High School "Josip Broz Tito" of Skopje, "Goce Delčev" Primary School of Negotino and "Krume Kepeski" Primary School of Skopje were a collaborators of this program.

Edit-a-thons

  • at least 102 participants
  • at least 90 newly registered users
  • at least 388 created or improved content pages
  • 56 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 43 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 824 content pages Yes check.svg Achieved
The edit-a-thons were part of the collaboration with the Goette Institute based in Skopje, being was financed by them. The topics were about Germany in order to suit the collaboration and promotion of German culture that is part of the work of the Institute itself.

Editing competitions

  • at least 30 participants
  • at least 6 newly registered users
  • at least 840 content pages created or improved
  • 17 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 0 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 1,106 content pages Yes check.svg Achieved
Four editing competitions were organized trough out March-April, July, September-October, December.

Editing days

  • at least 13 participants
  • at least 3 newly registered users
  • at least 240 content pages created or improved
  • 8 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 0 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 172 content pages new or improved X mark.svg Not achieved
10 editing days were held.

Editing weekends

  • at least 13 participants
  • at least 3 newly registered users
  • at least 480 content pages created or improved
  • 10 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 0 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 456 content pages new or improved X mark.svg Not achieved
20 installments of this editing challenge were held.

Photohunts

  • at least 9 participants
  • at least 3 newly registered users
  • at least 294 images uploaded
  • at least 480 content pages created or improved
  • 2 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 0 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 24 images uploaded (83.33% used in articles; as of 17 March 2021) X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 29 content pages new or improved X mark.svg Not achieved
2 photohunts has been approved and conducted by two different Wikipedians since 2013.

Wiki Sketches

  • at least 75 participants
  • at least 72 newly registered users
  • at least 300 content pages created or improved
  • 10 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 8 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 46 content pages new or improved X mark.svg Not achieved
Project that started in 2018. It is about training and mentoring to people who want to use Wikipedia.

WikiTranslate

  • at least 8 participants
  • at least 5 participants
  • at least 16 content pages
  • 8 participants Yes check.svg Achieved
  • 6 participants Yes check.svg Achieved
  • 40 content pages Yes check.svg Achieved
A project where specifically made for using the Wikitranslate tool.

WikiScout

  • at least 30 participants
  • at least 25 newly registered users
  • at least 150 content pages covered
  • at least 100 uploaded images
  • 9 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 7 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 16 content pages X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 2 uploaded images X mark.svg Not achieved
A project that collaborated with a scouting and hiking organization that contributed on Wikipedia.

Wikiexpeditions

  • conducting 4 Wikiexpeditions
  • at least 5 participants
  • at least 1 newly registered user
  • at least 1,680 created or improved content pages
  • at least 960 uploaded photographs used in articles
  • 4 Wikiexpeditions conducted Yes check.svg Аchieved
  • 4 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 1 newly registered user Yes check.svg Аchieved
  • 2,136 new or improved content pages Yes check.svg Аchieved
  • 1,266 images uploaded and used Yes check.svg Аchieved
The four wikiexpeditions were conducted in April, June, August and in October.

Geoexpeditions

  • conducting 4 Geoexpeditions
  • at least 4 participants
  • at least 2 newly registered users
  • at least 600 created or improved content pages
  • at least 672 images uploaded
  • 4 Geoexpedtions conducted Yes check.svg Achieved
  • 5 participants Yes check.svg Аchieved
  • 4 newly registered user Yes check.svg Аchieved
  • 479 new or improved content pages X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 321 images uploaded X mark.svg Not achieved
Project about exploring and capturing the geographical features of the visited places.

Veloexpeditions

  • at least 4 participants
  • at least 2 newly registered users
  • at least 380 created or improved content pages
  • at least 240 images uploaded
  • 2 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 0 newly registered user X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 197 new or improved content pages X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 178 images uploaded X mark.svg Not achieved
Project about exploring and capturing the geographical and/or infrastructure features via bicycles.

Archaeoexpeditions

  • conducting 3 Archaeoexpeditions
  • at least 5 participants
  • at least 2 newly registered users
  • 360 created or improved content pages
  • 240 images uploaded
  • 3 Archaeoexpeditions conducted Yes check.svg Achieved
  • 4 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 1 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 168 new or improved articles X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 72 images uploaded X mark.svg Not achieved
Archaeology themed project that envisions to visit the archaeological sites through out Republic of Macedonia.

Photo competitions

  • 53 participants
  • 40 newly registered users
  • 800 uploaded images
  • 5 participants X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 3 newly registered users X mark.svg Not achieved
  • 102 uploaded images (5 used in articles) X mark.svg Not achieved
This years photo contest was titled "Astrophoto Contest" themed at the field of astronomy.
Overall assessment

Education Program

This program was characterized of being financed by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia for which funds have been approved for the project "Education through Wikipedia" by the Government Decision, Priority 5: Education Reforms and Investment in Innovation and Information Technology.

The activities of the project begun in November 2019 and December 2019 with the 3 conducted Wikipedia lessons in primary schools of "Krume Kepeski" in Skopje and "Goce Delčev" in the town of Negotino where 31 students have created 37 new articles. The students have also visited the local City Museum of Negotino, led by French professor Elizabeta Trpkovska with the purpose of collecting data and knowledge from the city museum, as well as to create photographs for sharing on Wikimedia Commons and on Wikipedia articles. At the Josip Broz Tito High School, a competition in editing was held that lasted the first half of school year. Five contestants competed and created a total of 165 articles.

Edit-a-thons

Organized through the collaboration with Goette Institute by the overall project called Wikiliga, four installments were established in 2019. The first one was titled "German Literature" held in March, the second was "German Film" in April, and the third and fourth were "German Music" and "Cultural Heritage of Germany", during May and June, respectively. All the editing events were held at the building of the Goette Institute.

A moment of all four events:

Editing competitions

Monthly editing challenges that are traditionally held every year in four editions. This challenge again proved to be a successful one. The titles of these contests were "CEE Spring 2019", "Countries of the World", "Automobiles" and "Handball".

Editing days

An editing event open for 24 hours, held ten times throughout the year. The most common topics were about sports, Macedonian archaeological sites, theater, time, kitchen utensils and apparatus.

Editing weekends

An editing event open for 48 hours, held twenty times throughout the year. The most common topics were about astronomy, architecture, sports, music, consumable products, history, geography.

Photohunts

Project in which certain person can suggest where to go and/or explore in order to photograph some sites or objects. Two photohunts has been carried this 2019. At this engagement, an experienced Wikipedian visited the Municipality of Debar in July. Two villages and the local Korab Waterfalls got covered by her. Then in August, the other Wikipedian visited the tourist town of Struga, capturing it's vintage architecture.

Wiki Sketches

At this quick and easy mentoring subprogram, we managed to reach to ten people. The lessons held in our office started in June and all the way to September. The titles of the covered articles were mostly related about communication, geography, history, NBA players, biology, video games, grammar, poetry.

WikiTranslate

A subprogram very close to Wikisketch lessons. This was a completely new project started for the very first time which aims to organize events with people with good knowledge and skills of other languages, professors, students etc., in order to create articles through translations. With the collaboration with the private foreign language school "Angel Ves" which they provided us with some space and volunteers, we managed to have translated and created articles from the English, French, Italian, Portugese, Spanish, and Russian Wikipedia in the period of April-July and October.

WikiScout

WikiScout is a project on Wikipedia in Macedonian in cooperation with the Scout Squadron (IPO) "Galeb", which aims to help and improve existing and create new articles about scouting, in Macedonian language edited by scouts and active users and editors involved in the project. At the same time, the project's goal is to introduce the scouts into the use and editing of Wikipedia and its accompanying projects such as the Wikimedia Commons for uploading and attaching images and videos and Wikidata, which, in addition to creating articles and scout-related content, the use of Wikipedia by editing content, adding pictures would help them and would continue to be used in their regular scouting activities and duties. On May 16, the project has started with the first training workshop at the Scout's Union of Macedonia where around 15 scouts have been introduced to the basics of Wikipedia through a presentation and then they have proceed to creating several articles through the translation tool and visual and coded editor as well as they have uploaded several images. The second part of the project has continued in mid-June where the participants will attend two-day camp with tents on an open air in Macedonia where they will gather information, pictures which were added as content on Wikipedia.

Images of the May presentation:

Wikiexpeditions

All four planned expeditions got realized. Those were: Region of Slavište (Northeast Republic of Macedonia) in late April, Municipality of Mogila in early June, Ohrid Region in August, and Municipality of Dolneni in October. The group of four men managed to upload 1,602 images, and to create 185 and improve 121 articles, significantly enriching the Macedonian Wikipedia. A total of 110 villages got covered by our crew and these rural settlement got images for the first time on Wikipedia.

Geoexpeditions

On March 31, the first geoexpedition of 2019 started, aimed to discover, visit, photograph and research of the geography and specific geographical features of Macedonia in its entire territory, for the fourth consecutive year of the Geoexpedition project of Macedonian Wikipedia. The team consisted of two men, one of them being a teacher in geography. That time, they have visited two very rare natural lakes of volcanic origin in the regions of Probištip and Kumanovo in the northeastern part of Macedonia. Besides taking photographs of the two lakes the group have gathered and measured information of the lakes and the villages in the surrounding in conversation with local inhabitants as well as visited the medieval Karpino monastery. The second was in the summer i.e. June. In that occasion, Baba Mountain (National Park Pelister) was visited and covered. Later in July was organized the third geo, this one in the mostwest of the country. That time, the popular Korab Mountain was visited. The fourth time in October, Kožuf Mountain got visited. This mountain is at the border shared with Greece. In November, numerous caves in the Region of Poreče (Municipality of Makedonski Brod).

Veloexpeditions

This 2019, our two men visited the northern Skopje region by bike. This location was chosen due to fairly near distance from the capital of Skopje and the easy road access. During this engagement they visited eleven villages in the Municipality of Čučer Sandevo and alongside many churches, and other landmarks.


Archaeoexpeditions

A successful three expeditions of this type were done. To be noted on the two archaeoexpeditions were organized with companionship of a university professor in archaeology and two of his students. The first installment has occured in mid April when the ancient Roman city of Audarist was visited. Next location within the first archaeo was the ruins of the Medieval town of Devol, located in the Municipality of Kavadarci. In May 31, our communitu coordinator visited the site called Davina Kula located in the western slopes of the Skopska Crna Gora. The third expedition was acomplished in October 20, when two men visited the Region of Poreče and traced the site Devini Kuli. Some minor engamenets were made when Skopje sites of Baderiana and Tauresium got photographed in March and October.

Photo competitions

One of the prized participants.

The photographic competition titled "Astrophoto contest" was made in collaboration with the "Skopje Astronomical Society" exclusively for images of various celestial bodies in space. When it comes to dates, this contest lasted from October 15 to November 15, on which 15 participants contributed in this monthly event. The prizing and placing of the competitors was decided by jury of three members which selected the top three images out of 102 uploaded photographs.

The top three photographs: