Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece/Governance

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Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece - organization chart

Board of Directors

  • President: Emmanouil Kefalas
  • Vice-president: Christos Nasios
  • General Secretary: Grigoria Frissa
  • Special Secretary: Aggelos Sioros
  • Treasurer: Ioannis Papaioannou
  • Member 1: Anastasios Paliouras
  • Member 2: Georgios Papamitsos


Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
Field training expertise (over 1000 hours from 2014 to 2017) No wiki admins within the group Legal entity that can participate well in partnerships Sustainability due to voluntary only offer of services
Innovative tools for editing Wikipedia - capacity for knowledge equity Managed by volunteers with limited time resources Part of humanities ecosystem (way of thinking, orientation, recognition) Possibly vulnerable to antagonistic practices
Expertise in special groups of people (elementary students, senior citizens etc.) - capacity for knowledge equity Not yet adequate number of field trainers of trainers, for very large scale of activities
Focus on skills and life skills, thus fusing with Education

2019, May 18[edit]

Assembly of the elected board

2019, May 11[edit]

Elections for new board

2018, October 2[edit]

  • Follow Wikimedia organizational best practices and in particular numbers:
    • Publish annual plans within 30-60 days of the beginning of the year that include goals and planned program activities. Best practice includes developing a high-level budget, planned sources of revenue, and an assessment of risks.
    • Publish financial reports within 90 days of the end of the fiscal year.
    • Publish activity reports every 90 days.
    • Publish information on any major agreement at least annually.
    • Publish information of any major donation at least annually.
    • Publish minutes of Board meetings within 30 days and other organizational activities promptly (with best practice to report no later than 30 days after the session).

2018, September 13[edit]

  • Replacement of a board member (voluntary withdrawal)

Board of Directors

  1. President: Emmanouil Kefalas
  2. Vice-president: Christos Nasios
  3. General Secretary: Dimitrios Sotirakopoulos
  4. Special Secretary: Vassileios Manimanis
  5. Treasurer: Dimitra Krigka
  6. Member 1: Georgios Trapalis
  7. Member 2: Ploutarxos Pastras
  • Change on Strategy: support for paid staff (manager role), upscale actions

2018, August 24[edit]

  • Started a bank account

2018, Aug 6[edit]

  • Agree on peacefully coexistence with WM Affiliates

2018, July 19[edit]

  • Set of a communication channel for Wikimedia Affiliation needs

2018, March 27[edit]

  • Exchange of roles between board members

Board of Directors

  1. President: Emmanouil Kefalas
  2. Vice-president: Christos Nasios
  3. General Secretary: Dimitrios Sotirakopoulos
  4. Special Secretary: Vassileios Manimanis
  5. Treasurer: Dimitra Krigka
  6. Member 1: Menelaos Gkikas
  7. Member 2: Georgios Trapalis

2017, May 13[edit]

  • Elections for Board of Directors and Audit Committee

Board of Directors

  1. President: Emmanouil Kefalas
  2. Vice-president: Christos Nasios
  3. General Secretary: Dimitra Krigka
  4. Special Secretary: Vassileios Manimanis
  5. Treasurer: Dimitrios Sotirakopoulos
  6. Member 1: Menelaos Gkikas
  7. Member 2: Georgios Trapalis

Audit Committtee

  1. Vassileios Chasapis
  2. Aggeliki Metallinou
  3. Georgios Papoulias

2017, April 6[edit]

  • Final legal recognition of W.C.S.A.G.
  • Received Tax Id to start operating as an Association
  • Started (rent) office in headquarters

2017, March 3[edit]

  • Initial legal recognition of Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece

2016, November 20[edit]

  • Constitution of the Acssociation was signed by its founding members and temporary board.

2016, July 11 until September 16[edit]

  • July 11: bylaws and aproximately translated bylaws were sent for review to WMF in order to become a legal entity.
  • September 16: we received feedback for our bylaws as a user group but also as a legal entity.

2016, June 2[edit]

  • Trademark permission agreement was signed between WCSAG and WMF, for using the Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece and the Σύλλογος Σχολείων Κοινότητας Βικιπαίδειας Ελλάδαςlogos.

2016, April 12[edit]

2016, February 16[edit]

  • Applied for a user group. All criteria were met but the name requested. A series of names were all rejected, but the final.