Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2022/Programme/Submissions/Movement Strategy Grants Co-creation workshop

Movement Strategy Grants Co-creation workshop

Title of the submission
Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • workshop
Author(s) of the submission
  • Maciej Nadzikiewicz
  • Aida Akhmedova
  • Branimir Pipal

Wikimedia Foundation, Movement Strategy and Governance

  • Movement Strategy
  • Grants / community resources
Level of advancement (basic, medium, advanced)
  • Basic/medium (with a refresher at the start)

We would like to present the Wikimedia Central and Eastern European community with the possibility of applying for the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants (MSIG). Wikimedia Movement is growing. In recent years it has created a Movement Strategy that, with its Strategic Direction, is supposed to guide the movement to a sustainable future. To help with implementing the Strategy, Wikimedia Foundation has created a grants programme called “Movement Strategy Implementation Grants”. Movement Strategy Implementation Grants support projects that take the current state of a Movement Strategy Initiative and push it one step forward. This way, all initiatives are implemented collectively, one step at a time, from research and planning to development and launch. The projects supported by these grants can be big or small, but all of them must make a case to advance one initiative. Building on the years of Movement Strategy work, there are 10 recommendations, 45 initiatives, and 8 prioritized clusters (file). These require considerable planning for effective implementation. The Movement Strategy Implementation Grants provide the support you need for your implementation plans, projects, and activities that target specific initiatives.

Our goal is to bring community members from the CEE region together and work on brainstorming about potential grant proposals that will benefit their communities. We hope to see both those who are interested in applying for MSIG and have potential grant ideas as well as those who do not have much information on this possibility.

Abstract (up to 100 words)

Firstly, in a group of 10-15 people, we will give a presentation about the Movement Strategy and the Implementation Grants programme. Later, we will present several grant applications from the CEE region and run a discussion with the people present. We will ask them what they like about the proposal and what would they change about it to better suit their communities. As the final exercise, we would like to split the attendees into smaller groups (around 3-4 people) and give them several minutes to work on an example grant application that will later be presented to the whole group. The attendees will have a dedicated time to Q&A on each other's draft grant proposals and connect with each other for future collaboration.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?

Our proposal aims to introduce people to the idea of the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants. We also plan to help people with the process of co-creation and brainstorming, which allows small groups (even unknown before), to start creating something useful for the entire group and the community to which this group serves.

Special requirements

Projector and a screen, whiteboard, markers, post-it notes, paper and pens for attendees

Slides or further information

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