Wikimedia CH/Micro Grant/Travel expenses for Wikimedia CEE Spring 2017

Please provide the following information for your micro-grant request:

Your Username: Balabinrm

Your Country of residence: Switzerland

Amount requested: 650 CHF (as on 02.07) that includes:
Hotel = 310 CHF (was lucky to reserve one of the very last rooms)
Travel (Flight) = 230 CHF
Fee = 100 EUR

Planned activity: To take part in Wikimedia CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Meeting 2017 that will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from September 22nd until September 25th 2017. The deadline for self-funded registration is July 15, 2017, 23:59:59 (CEST). The grant could cover a good part of my travel expenses while I can bear the rest.

People involved
(e.g. How many people can benefit from the micro grant you request): me, Central and Eastern European Wikipedia community, app. 65 participants of the meeting and Wikimedia CH. My plan is to convince the organisers to include articles about Switzerland, Lichtenstein, South Tyrol, and Trentino (connected to CEE) to the next year competition Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018 - since Austria is already there.

Please explain what influence your activity will have on Wikimedia Projects
(e.g. quantitative: number of new pictures uploaded to commons, no of new articles created / qualitative: strengthen the community of german-speaking wikipedia authors etc,): I have participated in RU-section of Wikimedia CEE Spring 2017 competition and have written/translated 181 articles (many from DE-wiki)... but there were two people who created 362 articles each. I beieve that I could represent Wikimedia CH during the meeting: I speak Russian as my native language, English - as business/professional, plus some basic German, Ukranian and Serbian. If I succeed, many Switzerland-related articles will become available for CEE audience next year.

Please provide links to your contributions after your project or activity ended:
Please provide the links to the categories on Wikimedia Commons, to the articles on Wikipedia or any other contributions on Wikimedia projects:

Important: AFTER having submitted your request, please write an eMail to with your contact details (at least: Name, Surname, Email address)



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