While European Union is not really a Swiss topic, Swiss wikimedians may be interested to be part if this great project!
Charles ___________________________________________________________ Charles ANDRES, Chief Science Officer "Wikimedia CH" – Association for the advancement of free knowledge – www.wikimedia.ch Skype: charles.andres.wmch IRC://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-ch Début du message transféré : > Expéditeur: Olaf Kosinsky <olaf.kosin...@gmail.com> > Date: 23 décembre 2013 00:03:19 UTC+1 > Destinataire: wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > Objet: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Invitation to Chapters and Photographers for the > European Parliament Project 2014 > Répondre à: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> > > Dear Chapters, > > this is a mail focused on chapters within the European Union but of course > support and participation of any chapter is welcome! > > == Preamble == > Some might have heard about the State Parliament Projects done in Germany > and Austria since 2009: > A bunch of Wikipedians and photographers meet politicians in the > parliament, shoot professional photos, discuss their Wikipedia articles > etc. This way hundreds of free licensed, high quality images have been > made, Wikipedia articles have been improved. In the latest project at > Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) we added videos, politicians give a short > introduction about themselves, their position and political focus in German > and in their mother tongue if different from German. > About 20 photographers were able to participate and processes how to work > with the parliament's administration, how to interact with the politicians, > how to efficiently take a lot of photos in a short time and with good > quality have been established. > > == Next Level: European Parliament == > Now we would like to take this to next level: After contacting the European > Parliament I was able to get their approval, the support by the parties and > a date! > Unfortunately the date is already in February, 3rd to 7th, as we have to > use the short time gap between budget deliberations and elections. MEPs > only travel to the EP when deliberations are ongoing but then they are also > busy with meetings, as soon as the election preperation starts there won't > be any time for our project within the next 6 months. > Anyway I am sure we can do that - the elections are also a great > opportunity to raise awareness on our material we have in Wikipedia and on > Commons. It is also an excellent opportunity to bring together volunteers > in doing our core work together, maybe we can transfer the idea of > Parliament Projects to other countries. Volunteers get the opportunity to > learn from each other - the EP is a very challenging project, having more > than 700 MEPs to be handled within a few days. And Wikipedia may improve > its articles, also by bringing together volunteers from different EU > countries. Many MEPs have their articles only in a few of the European > languages, some not even in their native language! > > == Your Chapter Involved == > We are looking forward to get volunteers from as many countries as possible > involved in this project. In order to be handle it we need approx. 35 > people to help. Obviously the german and austrian photographers are already > waiting for it, from past projects they already know what will go on. But > there is much more to it: We want your volunteers! > Imagine a project where we could bring together volunteers from all 24 > language communities in the EU - that is what we are trying! > > Therefore we ask you for a favour: > * please forward this invitation to your local community - you can point > them to our project page on Wikimedia Commons: > ** > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament > > * does your chapter provide travel support for those volunteers in your > country who want to participate? Please do so. Your chapter pays for the > transportation to / from Strasbourg and the accommodation (around 300 EUR > per person for all 6 nights), we take care of the rest (transportation > hotel - EP, catering etc.) > ** > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Participation > > * does your chapter have photographic equipment we might need? We could use > DSLRs, flash units, background systems, lenses... > ** > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Equipment > > * we would like to supply the volunteers with t-shirts or hoodies with > Wikipedia logo or similar - for a unified appearance and to make them > visible as volunteers and Wikimedians. Is your chapter (or the WMF?) > interested in providing 90 shirts / hoodies? (We planned 2 pc. per person > as they will be worn almost one week.) > ** > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Marketing > > * everyone who likes this project: state your support on the talk page of > our grant request to the WMF which should cover the general costs of the > project. By this grant request we make sure that each chapter only has to > handle local support and can stay within it's budgeted limits and area of > operation. > ** > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Olaf_Kosinsky/Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament > > Thanks for your attention and your support! We are confident that even with > the short time given we will be able to run an awesome project which will > have an impact in so many areas - Wikipedia, Commons, our volunteers, > chapter collaboration, outreach, reader experience... > > Regards, > > > Olaf Kosinsky > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>
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