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Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece

Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece is an independent non-profit organization serving as part of the Wikimedia Movement in Hellas (Greece).

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Bylaws: Goals, Means and ActionsEdit

as accepted and suggested for corrections by WMF Affiliations Committee on September 16, 2016:

  1. The Association has the following goals:
    1. 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.
    2. To promote and organize volunteering and charity that relates to the goal above.
  2. The Association would fulfill its goals through:
    1. Supporting the development, accumulation and preservation of projects based on wiki technology, such as projects which allow collaborative writing and publishing free encyclopaedic content.
    2. Supporting the publication and delivery of the aformentioned projects content via the Internet on the basis of "Free Cultural Works" licenses (works or expressions that can be freely studied, implemented, copied and / or modified by anyone, and for any purpose).
    3. Promoting and supporting actions (e.g. events, meetings, conferences, collaborations and partnerships with organizations, public presentations, competitions, etc.), assistance and education in general, for the use of the online projects of Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikiquote, Wikivoyage, Wikinews, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikispecies and other foreign languages and equivalent projects launched and maintained by Wikimedia Foundation Inc., hereinafter referred to as “Wiki projects", with the main focus, on the one hand, in the content written in the Greek language and on the other hand in the content of the foreign-language projects that have Greek thematology.
    4. The harmonious contribution, coexistence and participation of Wiki projects, like Wikipedia, to the overall educational process in accordance with the established "UNESCO principles for Education in the 21st century."
    5. Assisting and facilitating art galleries, libraries, archives and museums in Greece on the free sharing of their content via the Wiki projects.
    6. Promoting principles, programs and actions of voluntary financial contributions (donors) in Greece and abroad.
    7. The promotion of volunteering and contributions related to actions associated to Wiki projects in the Greek Territory.
    8. The establishment of a sound relationship with the Greek society, in order to serve the public good by providing aid specifically and in general to groups of Greek society, so as to engage those groups in participation and contribution in programs and actions related to the Wiki projects as well as the most appropriate access to free knowledge.
    9. The organization of educational programs, collaborations, meetings and contact between people involved in Wiki projects in the Greek Territory and internationally.
    10. The development of a healthy, stable and ever-expanding community of individuals involved in the Wiki projects, far from any kind of discrimination.
    11. The production of educational discourses and software tools to assist and enhance the use and teaching of Wiki projects.
    12. The issuing of all kinds of printed, electronic journals and bulletins and actions through internet and social media.
    13. The printing and distribution of souvenirs and useful objects for the benefit of the Association's objectives.
    14. The collection of donations for the benefit of the Association's objectives.
    15. Any other activity that promotes the objectives of the Association.

GovernanceEdit

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

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

NewsEdit

Main page (link, including history)
  • On May 11 2019, WCSAG had board elections by its members, in Athens (Greece). The board was elected successfully and on May 18 the roles of the board were assigned.

PlanningEdit

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

2018Edit

Planning was to engage in Humanities and Social Needs

2017Edit

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

Recognized as Wikimedia affiliate (user group)Edit

2016Edit

Planning was to become part of Wikimedia Movement

Founders' systematic activity planning before recognitionEdit

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.

ReportingEdit

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

2019Edit

Finances overviewEdit
  • Previous balance: 20,00 €
Actions overviewEdit
  • Wikipedia School seminar/workshop to Theology University students
  • Wikipedia School seminar/workshop/GLAM project to Library University students
  • Wikipedia School for gymnasium students
  • Wikipedia School for school students with disabilities

2018Edit

Finances overviewEdit
  • Previous balance: 43,36 €
  • Income: 808,00 €
  • Expenses: 764,64 €
  • Balance: 20,00 €
Actions overviewEdit
  • 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)

2017Edit

Finances overviewEdit
  • Income: 808,00 €
  • Expenses: 764,64 €
  • Balance: 43,36 €
Actions overviewEdit
  • 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

2016Edit

Actions overviewEdit
  • 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 recognitionEdit

2015Edit

Actions overviewEdit
  • 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

2014Edit

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

2012 - 2013Edit

Actions overviewEdit

2011Edit

Contact informationEdit

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.

JoinedEdit

ResolutionsEdit