Grants:APG/Proposals/2020-2021 round 1/Wikimedia Czech Republic/Progress report form

Purpose of the reportEdit

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing grant metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Metrics and results overview - all programsEdit

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Grant Metrics. We understand not all Grant or grantee-defined Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome/results achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Grant Metrics.

METRIC AND RESULTS OVERVIEW A. Multimedia & Community Programs B. EDUcational Programs C. Wikidata/Tech Programs Explanation
1. number of total participants 114 534 30 Multimedia: Taking and uploading pictures for Mediagrant and We Photograph Czechia (WPC) programs: In the first half of 2021 8 photographers were involved in both projects (7 of them are active in Mediagrant, 8 are adding pictures within WPC). For the community program we organized 5 online events run for one month and were referring international WikiGap 2021 campaign, we invited different target groups: students and seniors. The total number of Wikigap participants reached 71 people. In June we organized an editaton on climate change, Wikiklima, again hosted online. It gathered 8 participants and we plan to continue this activity. Describe monument contest attracted 27 members.

EDU: After an experience with the covid year, we lowered our expectations towards the year 2021. So even though the 1/2 of 2021 was for us still restricted, we managed to organise a high number of online-based educational events, which resulted in the current number.

Wikidata/Tech: We have stable volunteers group.

2. number of newly registered users 28 262 0 Multimedia: Taking pictures in programs Mediagrant and WPC attracted 2 new participants. There was a postponement of wide promotion of the WPC program and so far 1 new user joined the program. Newcomers represented 21 of WikiGap participants. During the contest Describe the Monument we had 5 newly registered participants.

EDU: What is there to say? We are positively surprised with two facts - the overall number is way above the number expected for the entire year 2021 (170), and what is even more important is that the ratio between the total number of participants and those newly registered is 49%, almost half of the participants are newly registered users. That is not a situation as of previous years, where we had a 1/3 ration.

Wikidata/Tech: We cannot simply count new editors.

3. number of content pages created or improved, across all Wikimedia projects 5157 1932 404507 Multimedia: Mediagrant and We Photograph Czechia allowed to cca 5074 content pages was created or edited (Nr. consists of new or edited WP, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons pages.), which is not an overwhelming number in regard to lockdown for almost 5 months. 20,000 is the total goal for 2021.

Community programs: 641 new content was created or edited (3,000 content pages is the goal for 2021).

GLAM partnership: Thanks to the Glam wiki-residency program, 74 articles have been created or improved.

EDU: Higher score than expected and already above planned goal for the entire year (1200). We organised extra courses on Commons for seniors and there were some more courses for experienced senior editors and as well slightly more courses registered in Students write Wikipedia.

Wikidata/Tech: There were 29 new external identifiers created and 379702 items connected in this context. We have 112 external identifiers related to the Czech republic at all. Our community is continuously working on connections to databases (16000 new connections with our strategic partner National library of the Czech Republic). We are improving measurement of our work.

4. Number of active GLAM cooperations 6 26 5 Multimedia: From 2021, GLAM is getting more space in our country, so we are changing the definition of cooperation. We are making a new distinction between Collaboration and GLAM Partnerships. We consider a GLAM Partnership to be a collaboration with a GLAM institution that aims to augment existing Wikimedia project's content with new information and resources. There are 6 actual active GLAM partnerships this year. Most of them have been established this year.

EDU: We had altogether 25 co-operations in 1/2 2021. Many cooperations are on hold due pandemic restrictions and the fact that we mostly organise znline/virtual events and none of the residential cooperations is taking place at the moment.

Namely, we cooperated with following partners:

- high schools(4x): GPJP, BiGy, SPŠS Olomouc, Gymnázium Josefa Ressela Chrudim

- NGOs(4x): PostBellum, Goethe Institut, Samet na školách Elpida

- regional networks and structures, local action groups(4x): MAP P12, MAS středočeský kraj (3x)

- libraries(2x): NK, MKP

- universities (5x): UPOL, TUL, VŠCHT, NPÚ, UK (faculties: ETF, PedF, 1LF, PřF, FSV)

- foundations/donors(2x): Lush, Veolia, OSF

- professional networks/guilds/initiatives/others (4x): GEG, Digikoalice, SKIP, wikiskripta

Wikidata/Tech: We have a strategic partner National Library and we are looking for another one. Other cooperations are small and based on volunteer work.

5. Number of events 6 44 0 Multimedia (and Community): We ran 6 online edit-a-thons and 2 contests (Wikiklima is still ongoing).

EDU: 40 educational events and pieces of training (38 across all our programmes + 2 collaborative actions students’ Wikigap and Seniors’ Wikigap editatons co-organised with community programme), in absolute numbers we would get much higher since every basic training in Seniors programme consist of 6 lectures, some other pieces of training it differs.

1 lecturers training, 3 regular lecturers EDU meet-ups (monthly online catch up).

A significant number of individual networking meetings (with university teachers, and other stakeholders) - not counted in the overall number.

Several events are now already in planning or/and got postponed, these are as well not counted in.

Looking at it, we must admit the online times of covid brought some positive aspects to our work. We are able to deliver more sessions with less effort, and we are reachable across the country.

Wikidata/Tech: Actually without events

OTHER PROGRAM METRICː A. Multimedia & Community Programs B. EDUcational Programs C. Wikidata/Tech Programs
6. Bytes added (EDU) 2993951 EDU: measuring bytes added from all educational events organised by Wikimedia or in cooperation, except wikiclubs/Wiki-advice, since Wiki Education Dashboard is not use to measure wikiclubs/Wiki-advice.
7. New (regional/local) cooperations established (EDU) 9 EDU: We set a goal as following - will be seeking to establish: 2 new libraries (Seniors programme) in less covered regions, 2 new university cooperations (Students programme), 2 schools piloting Teach (with) Wiki programme, 1 new strategic field cooperation (such as educational ngo etc.)

At the moment we have 1 new partnership with OSF foundation - exchange of expertise and possible collaboration on a future project on media literacy education in libraries across the country (target group users 50+).

We started a cooperation with the Prague Innovative Institute and Prague municipality which possibly will result in a rather significant educational project for Prague (high)school teachers and students.

We have 2 new universities involved in the Students write Wikipedia programme (TUL Liberec, VŠCHT Prague).

Foreseen are two new/refreshed cooperations in Libraries at Polička (Pardubice reg. district) and Břeclav(South Moravia).

Regarding Teach with Wiki, we have instead schooled new cooperations with local action groups (MAS/MAP) who are providing further education and networking among teachers in given regions. At the moment it is 4 of them, with one we already are delivering the activities.

8. We Photograph Czechia: Number of newly illustrated Wikidata items 2131 To illustrate Wikidata items is the main purpose of We Photograph Czechia. A chart below shows our photographers added their pictures to 4,627 Wikidata items which exceeded the mid-term goal of 1,000.
9. Number of gained and on Commons uploaded files within the GLAM cooperation 35 In the first half of the year, we managed to record 17 test digitalization within the GLAM partnership with Hradec Králové and another 18 digitalization within the regional cooperation with a smaller museum in Bechyně. We expect another massive upload in the second half of the year.
10. Number of GLAM files used on Wikipedia (Total files used) 17 All 17 digitals recorded within the GLAM partnership with Hradec Králové were used.
11. Number of GLAM institutions, that response to our contact 13 We regularly contact Czech institutions. This number represents nr. of institutions that responded (regardless of their interest).

Telling your program stories - all programsEdit

Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.

Wikimedia Czech Republic works in 2020 through three programsː

A. Multimedia & Community Programs, B. EDUcational Programs and C. Wikidata/Tech Programs.
All three programs are cross-cutting by three main scopes: Diversity, Capacity Building and Partnerships. Diversity mainly from the scope of gender and age.
We are be focused on this target groupsː newcomers in general, seniors / librarians, minors & students / teachers, women and experts.

A. Multimedia & Community Programs

Multimedia & Community Programs: Programs are focused on the building of diverse community and partnerships. These activities often go hand in hand.

  • We continue our work on supporting community activities - whether content creation or community-generated activities. This year, because of the global pandemic restrictions, we had to adjust our activities to online form. We still have as one of the main goals to attract diverse newcomers and new members to the active community through organizing events - like editathons, contests etc. We train to maintan the diversity of topics, which we cover by creating the program.
  • We plan to focus more on supporting the experienced or “offline” community within their traditional activities in the second part of the year - due to COVID restriction it was not possible earlier. Thanks to extended fund for all Individual Community Projects, they can be organized independently by the engaged community members.
  • Within Multimedia programs, we are more focused on developing step by step cooperation with experts and partner organizations within.
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From 2021, GLAM is getting more space within our chapter (we have freed up more staff capacity), so we are changing the definition of cooperation. We are making a new distinction between Collaboration and GLAM Partnerships. We consider a GLAM Partnership to be a collaboration with a GLAM institution that aims to augment existing Wikimedia projects content with new information and resources. We then consider a Collaboration to be any mutually beneficial collaboration with a diverse set of entities. We consider most of the cooperations we have established in the past years to be Collaborations. For example: U.S. Embassy, American center, Embassy of Sweden, Czech Women Lobby, etc.

In the first half of 2021, we focused on a specific GLAM partnership - the GLAM Residency Program, which we see as a long-term collaboration between the GLAM institution and the Wiki-resident. We consider the GLAM Residency Program to be the most promising version of the GLAM Partnership, as it promises a multi-level and long-term collaboration that entails both expanding and improving the quality of Wikipedia articles, uploading digitals on Wikimedia Commons, and new entries for Wikidata. On the basis of the first such program we were able to conclude last year with a large regional institution, the Museum od Eastern Bohemia in Hradec Králové, and with our experienced wiki-resident, we wrote a manual for Wiki-residents and decided to approach institutions that might be suitable candidates for the residential GLAM program. We found that the most appropriate way to approach GLAM institutions was through conference presentations, so we attended two conferences and one was even organized based on our initiative. On the basis of these conferences, we managed to approach the Regional Museum in Mikulov, the State Regional Archive in Prague, the Theatre and Film Department of the Municipal Library in Prague and Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences for a GLAM Partnership. We are currently negotiating the scope and content of each partnership. In most cases, however, it will be specifically about the GLAM Residency Programme.

- Thanks to a large test collaboration with Museum od Eastern Bohemia in Hradec Králové, we are gradually discovering new levels of cooperation that could benefit both Wikimedia projects and cultural institutions, and we are putting together a new offer of cooperation with Wikidata. All this is possible mainly thanks to the cooperation with our verified wiki-resident Lukáš Nekolný, who also served as wiki-resident at the Prague Zoo. Currently in Hradec Králové we have finished the phase of editing the wikipedia page and we are working on uploading the digitized images from the photo archive. We are also collaborating with wikidata on this project, as we will need to link the institutional database with Wikidata entries. So far, thanks to the wiki-residency, we have managed to create and improve 73 articles and upload 17 photos (manually). The uploading of the other digitals will be automated.

- Thanks to the conference we initiated together with the SIBMAS association, we managed to approach the Municipal Library for cooperation. Specifically, the theatre and film department. We are currently negotiating the form of cooperation.

- Also at the conference (but this time at the conference Modernization of museums organized in Slovakia), we managed to approach the Regional Museum in Mikulov, which wants to cooperate with us mainly in the area of Wiki-data. The cooperation was set up as a Wiki-residency and the Wiki-resident was an experienced Wikipedian and also an employee of the museum. The plan is to upload a database of famous people from Mikulov and link them to Wiki-data entries. Currently, we have managed to create a new Wikipedia article related to the museum and set up a Commons category for uploading.

- The same conference paper that impressed the Regional Museum in Mikulov was also addressed by the Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, which wants to establish a wiki-residency cooperation with us regarding the uploading of the Academic Encyclopedia of Czech History to Wikipedia and the corresponding entries to Wikidata. A staff member of the Academy has been selected as a resident and is now awaiting training.

- We have trained new wiki-residents at the Prague Zoo, with whom we have been working for more than a year, and we are waiting for more new contributions.

- We have also approached the State Regional Archive in Prague with whom we will be testing a volunteer collaboration managed by an experienced wiki-resident. The State Regional Archive in Prague has a rich collection of genealogy of noble families. This collection in particular will be the subject of collaboration with the wiki-resident and volunteers. The coordinator of volunteers in the institution will be the head of the volunteer unit in the archives. Volunteers will receive both local, in-house training, training in Wikipedia editing, and training in wiki-residency.


Non-photographers (in majority Editors)Edit
- Capacity building of active membersEdit

We continue to work closely with our existing community thanks to the Individual Community Projects Individual Community Projects, due to COVID we had to postpone all of the planned activities, but we have discussed it we are hoping to run 3 of them during autumn 2021 (Wikiexpedice - Wikiexpedition, Editaton Volary no. 2 and Wikimesto - Wikitown - the last one is to be decided). Our active members organized the fourth edition of a contest Describe a Monument 'Describe a Monument, which every year gains more interest within the community. 27 people took part in it creating 159 articles, 5 out of them were newly registered. In terms of the project management, the contest was well planned, with an interesting website, activities to motivate other members and well-defined PR activities.

The events planned by the community (Volary II and Wikimesto), were postponed due to growing restrictions and lockdown.

- Newcomers & advanced usersEdit

As a local chapter, we joined the international online campaign and together with our long-standing partners (US and Swedish Embassy), we organized a month long editing campaign WikiGap 2021. For the first time we had to adjust to the global pandemic situation and plan the whole campaign in the digital space. We organized 5 edit-a-thons in total: two open two public, one for seniors who graduated from our Wiki courses, one for the WMCZ team, and one from students from High School in Brno.

We have decided to continue our projects related to Climate change. We announced a Wikiklima contest and opened it with an ediat-a-thon, which was a part of the countrywide conference Tyden pro klima (a Week for climate). Due to a late promotion and online format we had only 8 participants. We plan to organize one more event by the end of the contest, which lasts until 31st of August 2021.

We had to postpone the Duhovy editaton (Rainbow edit-a-thon) dedicated to LGBT community scheduled for the end of June 2021 because we had a very little interest. We plan to contact some of the local organizations, which care for human and minorities rights and organize an event together in the fall.

We started to promote our contest for local photographers, Czech Wiki Photo 2021 however, we plan to intensify the communication after holidays. We are working on an exhibition to show the results from Czech Wiki Photo 2020.

Offline events
Offline events and their attendees in years - 1-6 2021Edit

We had to cancel all of the activities planned for the first part of 2021 year because of the state restrictions and lockdown. If the situation allows, we would like to organize some of them in the second half of the year.


Our activity We Photograph Czechia has some active members, who are interested in its development. Some of our experienced photographers continue in being engaged in it and it effectively allows new images to be uploaded on WikiCommons and influence growth in Wikidata items - which is one of the purposes of it (see the chart).

We Photograph Czechia in years - until 1-6 2021

We renewed the group of mentors and invited two of our active members to take ownership over the project. Our plan is to reinforce the communication through FB group, which is easy to reach for newcomers and use Wikimedia internal channels, thanks to which we would like to engage our active members. We also plan to run a campaign by publishing a banner - displayed on the Czech Wikipedia, which can drew attention to this program on a large scale.

The third year of our competition Czech Wiki Photo is being organized and we hope to receive at least as many pictures as last year (in 2020 we gained 83 pictures).


We are constantly working on minor legal issues related to Wikimedia projects and its community.
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In the first half of 2021, we focused intensively on the implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market into Czech legislative. We were one of the stakeholders and had sent our statements to the Czech Ministry of Culture. We actively alerted our politicians to the problems the Directive could bring about in terms of internet freedom. Unfortunately, the directive was still passed by the government without modification. We are currently working to highlight this problem and are trying to intensively contact those in charge in Parliament and the Senate.

B. EDUcational Programs

EDUcational Programs: Within the EDUcational Programs, are focused on newcomers, local development and sustainability.

In the previous period, we have created a team of lecturers that allows us to reach our goals on this field and cover topics related to Wikimedia-project contribution. Within the EDUcational Program, we are keeping the main target groups, that should bring the diversity into the community on the one hand and help us sharing the main target - become the “essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge”. New circumstances were challenging but we were able to offer most of our activities in an online space. That brought new experiences and extended the offer of our activities.

  • In the framework of the activity for seniors, we are more focused on more targeted and long-term support for librarians across the country, so the libraries can form local courses for seniors - and share this know-how sustainably and locally.
  • Other target group - teachers - allow us to reach the minors and students in general. Program Students write Wikipedia (for university and high school teachers) and Teach (with) Wiki (high and primary school teachers) are both focused on spreading the idea of free knowledge between young people. We want to create the conditions, where we can work with our cooperative teachers in the long term scope.
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Seniors Write Wikipedia coursesEdit

Regarding the fact that we work with vulnerable target group throughout the pandemic only online, it has been a more than successful ride for the 1/2 of 2021.  

All the activities delivered happen online and we are counting 6 courses for beginners (6 lessons each, sometimes orientation session on beginning was added to cope with virtual aspects of training), 3 advance courses (6lessons each), 2 volumes of new training module on commons (2 lessons each, short crash course style). New commons for seniors course was an exciting update to our portfolio and there was high interest in the alumni community to sign up, so we quickly pulled another volume after the pilot one.

We are looking forward to creating some more new modules like that, now we are looking at Wikidata for seniors as the next theme. It shows great engagement possibilities for our current alumni.

7 lecturers from the trainers pool have been involved in delivering the courses and 2 of them are our senior female lecturers, where we are especially proud of them. It was definitely a great learning path as well for them to become comfortable and supportive in the virtual space as educators. 

Online Wikiclub > Wiki-adviceEdit

Through the lockdown period we continued with an online version of Wikiclub; that is accessible from anywhere in the country during scheduled time slots (typically Wednesday afternoon). It is possible to pre-book consultation with an experienced Wikipedian, for that we use Whereby meeting rooms which do not require further registration in order to access.

They remain our additional support measure and have been offered as complementary service to all our newcomers, participants, across the edu programmes. During the spring we decided to rename it to “Wikiporadna” (= Wiki-advice) in order to target the service better and make a clear difference between classic Wikiclubs.

Other complementary & development community activities in Seniors‘ programmeEdit

- Alumni club – founded in 2020, open call for alumni to join this group of active peers to help us during promotion events, be the storytellers sharing their experience in media and co-lecture senior activities. We continue with seeking new ideas on how to get alumni involved - currently mainly in getting involved in editatons and other campaigns of WMCZ.

- Regular newsletters during covid for the community

Cooperation with Libraries and training & support to librariansEdit
  1. consultation with National Library and OSF (Open Society Fund) on their new project “Libraries as guides in 21st century” - considering to use Wikiversity as their knowledge hub.
  2. 1Lib1Ref is back - we are again involved in that campaign and hoping to make more of it in upcoming years
  3. Week of Libraries with Wikimedia 2020 - the theme has been regional schooling-  connected to heritage of Jan Amos Komensky - the campaign continued though spring 2021
  4. The spring volume of librarian courses in cooperation with the National Library took place online. This time we hosted not only librarians but also a few teachers from universities and future wiki-rezidents. In that regard the Librarian courses are a versatile offer in our portfolio.
  5. 3 basic Wikipedia online courses for librarians in cooperation with MLP (Municipal Library Prague) took place in May.
  6. Private tailor made lecture for librarian team at Prague 2 branch of Prague Municipality Library - organised on demand, they then got involved in our campaigns and we keep in closer touch.

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University coursesEdit

- 9 university courses took place in 1/2 of 2021. The rest of the activities have been workshops at high-schools or other events.

Online afternoon tea for teachersEdit

In June we organised an online meet up of involved teachers, the attendance was nice, we had a good mixture of long-term involved folks and few newcomers. We are already planning another meet up in October and training on using Dashboard in September.

Cooperation with Memory of Nation, autumn festival Velvet at schoolsEdit

Cooperation with Post Bellum (Memory of Nation) which documents the memories of witnesses of the important historical phenomenon of the 20th century and tries to pass these stories on to the broader public. This cooperation continued - we delivered some workshops still after new year and we are already discussing the outline of autumn 2021.

Thanks to this offer we started a cooperation with Prague based gymnasium GPJP, where we worked with 90 students. The cooperation was evaluated positively and will further continue in 2021.

Training for coordinators of Stories of our neighboursEdit
Stories of Our Neighbours is an educational project of Post Bellum’s for pupils ranging from the ages of 13-15 years old. Under the supervision of their teachers and with the support of coordinator, they are to interview a witness, record their life story, digitise photographs, scour archives, and ultimately create a radio, television, or written news report.

There will also be a new option to turn the story into a new article on Wikipedia after evaluating the encyclopaedic significance of the witness or some related event or period phenomenon to that person.

Debate Your IssueEdit

Was an Erasmus + project, that aims to help young people between 18 and 25 years to better understand the current European affairs, not to be afraid to express themselves on socio-political issues or to stand for their own opinions. In January we delivered for the group all-day online workshop on Wikipedia for the participants; not only about its editing, but also a bit about the importance of fact checking and fake news. During the workshop, participants also expanded and improved controversial articles on the Czech Wikipedia, such as antifeminism, homosexuality, anti-globalisation and the anti-system party.


Regular newsletters during covid for the community around Students write Wikipedia, special editions about online possibilites for education etc.

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Programme Teach (with) Wiki is different from the two other programs mentioned above. Since it is not primarily focusing on developing content at Wikipedia, but rather at positive first experiences when using Wiki, understanding what OER means and how it can function etc. different metrics should be applied. Lately we face this multifaceted process where our two programs Students Write Wikipedia and Teach (With) Wiki are often functioning complementary or are as well very often overlapping with some of the specific actions and when it comes to PR. Looking at projects such as “Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom” we can see it is a general trend in the Wikimedia world.

Many points described already at Students Write Wikipedia would at least partially apply for reporting about Teach (with) Wiki.

Plan was to be present at several regional conferences and educational events across the country with our programme contribution, those have been already postponed from 2020. Yet we faced another lockdown in spring 2021 and events keep on changing their dates. Keep calm and carry on with patience and waiting is currently the strategy.

MAP and MAS (Local Action Groups and Local Action Plans for education) as a new partner structure we can cooperate with. These structures/ platforms are providing further education and networking among teachers in given regions. At the moment it is 4 of them, with one we already are delivering the activities - seminar and session for teachers, with the other ones we are in process of setting up the agenda in upcoming months.

“I am teaching/ learning (though) Wikipedia” - We started a cooperation with the Prague Innovative Institute and Prague municipality which possibly will result in a rather significant educational project for Prague (high)school teachers and students. Currently we are waiting for approval.

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Lecturers’ teamEdit
  • Further development and support of the lecturers' team is essential in order to cover the rising demand of (not only) senior courses.
  • In March we organised lecturers’ meet up, in an online setting. This time we had two training parts - “How to prepare and organise materials for participants” and “Interactivity in online space”.
  • Lecturers have been actively involved in many of your activities including strategic planning etc. - the wider team of external cooperators which is diverse itself is a key for our work. The exchange of good practise and peer support between them is something that we try to regularly support.

Edu up-dates - regular monthly calls with lecturers and edu team in order to keep each other up-dated, active, involved. Something we created during the pandemic and it became our regular good practise since then.

  • described already in senior programme
Erasmus+ KA2 application: WikicraftEdit

Inspired by last year's exchange between the affiliates we started to discuss the option of relocation/transfer of MOOC Wikibridges to several other (mostly) European countries. In the end it was mainly us and WMPL implementing that into our workplans. In the spring 2021 we decided to use the unique opportunity of the new programme period of Erasmus+ and to apply for the Strategic partnership (KA2) project together with WM Poland,  WM Sweden and WM Slovakia. We initiated the partnership and a good part of the foreseen outputs of this cooperation, WM Sweden submitted the application to their national agency. The foreseen activities and outputs are MOOC courses, Dashboard based low threshold e-learnings, research on working with community and patrolers, educational and promotional videos. All of these will be produced in 4 national languages + English in some cases. The partnership established will probably in some way continue despite the project could be rejected at the first tryout.


Advisory groups for Senior and Students programmes - advisory groups have been there but with the new strategic plan passed we are now in process of revision and reestablishment of the two groups for educational programmes. The approach we take is clarity and transparency of the functionality of the groups, clear assignment for the volunteering members and philosophy behind “if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”. We hope to relaunch these bodies soon and let them meet at least once before the end of the year.

Online will remain an essential part of our education programming - we have learnt a lot and gained a lot and it opens a new world of possibilities. However, offline residential activities are still something we are looking forward to having back.

Capacity and competence building within the pool of lecturers - the investment into our pool members and slowly challenging them into new methodologies, running online sessions etc. is paying back. There is a time for everybody to take their own challenge. We are becoming a truly learning community. We benefit a lot from close touch with Martin Urbanec who is involved in the Growth team and therefore our lecturers usually are familiar with newly implemented features.

Interdependence of the WMCZ programmes - learning of 2020 continues. We organised even more activities in coherence. Good example is two targeted Wikigap editatons for students and for seniors.

It is still good to be part of the international community - resulting in a long-term strategic project with 3 other chapters in Europe (mentioned above). Fingers crossed we get the extra funding!

C. Wikidata/Tech Programs

Wikidata/Tech Programs: Wikidata/Tech is the 3rd program of our chapter, focusing on a growing community of tech-savvy volunteers and Wikidata enthusiasts.

  • The first goal is to continue serving as a contact point for important Czech institutions which are considering donating data to Wikidata. A list of Wikidata-related FAQs for institutions compiled/crowdsourced in a previous period definitely helps. We will also call a community meeting to define key data areas (because we have reached a point where we cannot give attention to all institutions asking for collaboration).
  • The second goal is to continue collaboration with two or three high-profile organisations - especially with National Library of the Czech Republic, where we run a joint grant project to turn their authority database into a wikibase.
  • The third goal encompasses all educational activities in the Wikidata program. This can be divided into 1) regular workshops (mostly for newbies) organized more centrally and 2) smaller hands-on events specializing on a specific tool or technical issue, which are usually community-organized and decentralized.

I. Wikidata outreach to institutionsEdit

We have stable increase of new connected items, because our technical community is stable. We are looking for new databases and we are connecting to them. There were cooperation with to import photos to Commons after connecting database to Wikidata. This is nice example of complex cooperation in Wikidata and Commons together.

We are working on improving of statistics counting in this work to improve better reporting and know what we are doing exactly.

II. Wikidata collaboration with high-profile organizationsEdit

We have stable cooperation with National Library of the Czech Republic and Theatre Institute of the Czech Republic and we are looking for new institution.

There are some activities to cooperate with GLAM program to deliver content in Wikidata and Commons form at once.

III. Wikidata community supportEdit

We have strong communication in Facebook CS Wikidata group.

We are improving WikiProject Czech Republic page (new table for strategic partnership with projects, improving local cooperation table).

Revenues received during this six-month periodEdit

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

  • Important note
    • the anticipated column may list revenues anticipated for the whole year instead of only the 6 months. Please make sure that this the time period clear in the table.
    • In the explanation column, always mention relevant information about the numbers: what period they refer to etc.

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
WMF APG 2021 CZK 2,998,804,83 574,897.88 570,600.67 N/A N/A 1,145,498.55 136,385,64 52,097.27
US Embassy 2019/21 CZK 111,090.00 13,760.30 - - - 13,760.30 5,052.38 625.82 the rest of spending was in 2019 and 2020, grant until the end of January
US Embassy 2021/22 CZK 102,665.00 23,150.58 34,400.00 N/A N/A 57,550.58 4,669.20 2617.40
TOTAL CZK 3,212,559.83 611,808.76 605,000.67 N/A N/A 1,216,809.43 146,107.22 55,340.49

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

Spending during this six-month periodEdit

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

  • Important note
    • Budget can be the budget for the whole year (and thus the percentage will reflect the half year and should be around 50%, or the half year, in which case the % should be around 100%. Please make that clear in the table.
    • In the explanation column, always mention relevant information about the numbers: what period they refer to.

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Multimedia & Community Programs CZK 195,000.00 11,230.95 2,950.5 N/A N/A 14,181.45 8,868.60 644.97 7,27% most of the expenditure is planned for the second half of the year
EDUcational Programs CZK 128,000.00 8,400.00 28,150.00 N/A N/A 36,550.00 5,821.44 1,662.29 28,55%
Wikidata/Tech Programs CZK 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 N/A N/A 0.00 682.20 0.00 0,00% most of the expenditure is planned for the second half of the year
Staff CZK 2,308,600.00 509,324.00 476,649.50 N/A N/A 985,973.50 104,995.13 44,842.07 42,71%
Operations (excludes staff and programs) CZK 352,204.83 45,942.93 62,850.67 N/A N/A 108,793.60 16,018.28 4,947.93 30,89%
Operating reserves CZK 0.00 0.00 0.00 N/A N/A 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00%
TOTAL CZK 2,998,804.83 574,897.88 570,600.67 N/A N/A 1,145,498.55 136,385.64 52,097.27 38,20%

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Is your organization compliant with the terms outlined in the grant agreement?Edit

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • YES

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • YES


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Klára Joklová (WMCZ) (talk) 21:06, 30 July 2021 (UTC)


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