Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece

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Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece is an independent non-profit organization serving as part of the Wikimedia Movement in Hellas (Greece). The purpose of the Association is to equate everyone's chances to reach, interact with, and share knowledge, both general and specific in the fields of science, culture, education and art, as well as to promote and organize volunteering and charity related to the aformentioned purpose. Reaching two years of existance as a legal entity, WCSAG escalates activites in 2018, aiming to mutiply its impact by ten times in 2019, by developing and using innovative writing tools in Wikipedia.

Objectives[edit]

  • Promote use of Wikimedia projects by people in Greece
  • Help and assist people in Greece learn how to edit Wikimedia projects
  • Fuse Wikipedia and Education following UNESCO principles for Education in the 21st century
  • Promote freeing up and donating content, as an attitude, in Greece
  • Help and assist G.L.A.M. in Greece free up and share their content
  • Promote Wikimedia related voluntarism in Greece
  • Build healthy relationship with hellenic society by serving public good
    • Help special groups of hellenic society contribute to Wikimedia projects
    • Increase reach to free knowledge where needed in Greece
  • Organize in-person gatherings of Wikimedians in Greece
  • Develop a healthy Wikimedia Community in Greece, also fighting gender gap

Target activities[edit]

  • Run Wikipedia Schools in more and more cities in Greece (long / short courses)
  • Assist GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) with training workshops
  • Try to phase-in Wiki Clubs for secondary education students
  • Promote and assist Wikipedia contributing at universities
  • Produce education material for Wikimedia project editing
  • Build tools for assisting teaching of Wikimedia projects
  • Collaborate with organizations in favor of the public benefit in Greece
  • Hold edit contests for Wikimedia content in Greece

Governance[edit]

Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece - organization chart
Main page (link)

Board of Directors

  • President: Emmanouil Kefalas
  • Vice-president: Christos Nasios
  • General Secretary: Dimitrios Sotirakopoulos
  • Special Secretary: Vassileios Manimanis
  • Treasurer: Dimitra Krigka
  • Member 1: Georgios Trapalis
  • Member 2: Ploutarxos Pastras

News[edit]

Main page (link, including history)
  • On September 2018 the Board of Directors decided to scale-up activities and a change in the organization chart in order to include paid staff to assist in management.

Planning[edit]

Although annual planning, as of recognition date, starts in April 12, 2016, planning is organized in calendar years, similarly to reporting.

In legal status (non-profit association)[edit]

2018[edit]

Planning was to engage in Humanities and Social Needs

2017[edit]

Planning was to be recognizable within Humanities and Social Needs sector ecosystem

Recognized as Wikimedia affiliate (user group)[edit]

2016[edit]

Planning was to become part of Wikimedia Movement

Founders' systematic activity planning before recognition[edit]

Planning included only activities, in the early years.

  • During 2012-2013, the first pilot for systematic training to Wikipedia showed the need for at least once a week sessions.
  • The plan for such systematic courses had been worked until Spring 2014 when Municipality of Kaisariani, in Athens, hosted Wikipedia School for adults.
  • After working on Wikipedia School pilot, planning was set for a better infrastructure to support Wikipedia School and the idea was finally funded by WMF.
  • After 2 years of running Wikipedia School courses, the need was obvious for forming a Wikimedia User Group. The decesion was to form a nonprofit association.

Reporting[edit]

Although annual reports, as of recognition date, start in April 12, 2016, the reporting is organized in calendar years, to correctly include financial reports.

In legal status (non-profit association)[edit]

2018[edit]

Finances overview[edit]
  • Sole expense: 40 €/month for office rent
Actions overview[edit]
  • Wikipedia School for adults
  • Wikipedia School for gymnasium students
  • Wikipedia School for secondary education professors
  • Wikipedia School in University students
  • Wikipedia School for adults over internet
  • Wikipedia School for senior citizens
  • Mentoring to experienced wikipedians
  • Innovative tool for article creation based on article templates
  • Speakers in 1 international conference
  • Participation in voluntarism festival (kiosk)

2017[edit]

Finances overview[edit]
  • Income: 808,00 €
  • Expenses: 764,64 €
  • Balance: 43,36 €
Actions overview[edit]
  • Wikipedia School for adults
  • Wikipedia School for elementary school students
  • Wikipedia School for gymnasium students
  • Wikipedia School for lyceum students
  • Wikipedia School for secondary education professors
  • Wikipedia School for adults over internet
  • Wikipedia School for senior citizens
  • Mentoring to experienced wikipedians
  • Corellation of Wikipedia editing with vocational guidance (2-day conference and workshop for educators)
  • Participation in voluntarism festival (kiosk & workshop)
  • Speakers in 2 international conferences
  • Speakers in 3 local conferences
  • Presenters in ngo fair
  • Award for Education (voluntarism festival)

Recognized as Wikimedia affiliate (user group)[edit]

2016[edit]

Actions overview[edit]
  • Wikitherapy
  • Wikipedia School for adults
  • Wikipedia School for gymnasium students
  • Wikipedia School for secondary education professors
  • Paper on the education innovation of life skills built on wikipedia editors
  • Training seminars to university students
  • Training seminars to Academy of Athens
  • Anti-bullying editathon
  • Speakers in anti-bullying international conference
  • Hosted in NGO incubator
  • Corellation of Wikipedia editor's developed life skills with vocational guidance (1 day conference to educators)
  • Two months Wikipedia School seminar to educators, hosted by the Ministry of Education
  • 8-10% of new articles in el.wikipedia came from trainees of Wikipedia School

Founders' systematic activity before recognition[edit]

2015[edit]

Actions overview[edit]
  • Wikipedia School for adults
  • Wikipedia School for gymnasium students
  • Wikipedia School for secondary education professors
  • Innovative tool for articles prepare in user space, for new editors
  • Wikipedia Festival

2014[edit]

Actions overview[edit]
  • Systematic training for adults, 4 or 3 times/week + onwiki behavioral training (Wikipedia School)
  • School program for gymnasium students

2012 - 2013[edit]

Actions overview[edit]

2011[edit]

Contact information[edit]

Web page  : https://wikipedia-school.gr
Web page  : http://www.wikiclub.gr
Facebook  : wikipedia.school
Facebook  : wikipedia.schools
Skype     : wikipedia.school
Instagram : wikipedia.school
email     : info@wikipedia-school.gr

Please also use the current wikipage's talk page to contact WCSAG publicly.

Joined[edit]

Resolutions[edit]

Recognition of Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece