Project grants/Wikipedia for Peace World Pride Madrid

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Project Title (If applicable)
Wikipedia at World Pride Madrid
Proposed by
Earlyspatz for the travel funds for Joel Mitchell to attend the event
Are you currently a member of Wikimedia UK?

Project description[edit | edit source]

Briefly describe the issue or problem that motivates this application. What needs are you meeting?
This would concern travel funds of 80 Euros for flights from Eidhoven (where Joel is currently studying) to Madrid and back.
Describe project activities. What will you use the funding to do?
The project takes place under the umbrella of Wikipedia for Peace. We are going to write articles on lgbt people and acitivsts. We are also going to take picture of the World Pride which is one of the most important events world wide concerning lgbt rights. We are also going to attend the human rights summit on lgbt rights and take photos of the activists present to upload them to commons. The article list and further information can be found on the event page.
Describe your plan for evaluating this project. How will you measure success? What types of things will you measure (e.g. content, participants)?
We have registered the event on outreach dashboard. Furthermore the results can be found on the results page of the event.
Identify key people involved in this project. How will or could the wider Wikimedian community be involved?
Ruben Ojeda from Wikimedia Spain is co-organizing. I've already co-organized a lot of similar events (Saskia Ehlers- Username: Earlyspatz). Furthermore there are several members of Wikimedia Spain attending.
If applicable, identify partnering organisations for this project (not essential)
probably COGAM and also World Pride

If you feel that there is more information that could be for example resources needed, how successes can be measured, and how it fits in with the aims of Wikimedia and Wikimedia UK. Please note that these answers don't have to be definite now, and can be expanded on in conversation with the programme team.

What targets have you set? What will you measure?
30 articles and 20 portrait photos of activists, also in general pictures of the event
What contribution will the project make to our strategic goals?
The goal is to connect the community internationally. It is also a goal to connect people that are active in political activism with the wiki community. Joel is very active politically so I think it would be an enrichment to gain him as a member or a contact for the community.
Who will be recording/measuring the project metrics, and writing up a project report?
I (Saskia Ehlers) and Ruben Ojeda
What staff support is being requested?
None whatsoever
How can you get other volunteers involved? What roles could they have?
We've already gathered international participants that are politically active in the lgbt environment and member from Wikimedia Spain. We want an exchange there and we want everyone to actively contribute to Wikiprojects at least during the event but hopefully also afterwards.
What meeting or other space is needed?
Are other resources needed (such as computers, books, camera equipment, food, contacts, infrastructure)? How will they be sourced?
If any partner organisations have been identified, have they been contacted and are they committed?
Everyone is very committed. Wikimedia Spain is helping a great deal. COGAM will also support us and is already supporting us (for example with free access to the human rights summit).
Does this project require more extensive funding? What would any WMUK funds be used for?
Not necessarily. If you would like to contribute more, you're welcome. But this application is only for travel funding of 80 Euros.
Are external funds needed that we can apply for? If so where will they be sought?
Are there any resources that you can contribute? Such as equipment.
No. Equipment is already coming from Wikimedia Germany and Wikimedia Spain.

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