[Wikimedia-l] WG: Invitation to Chapters and Photographers for the European Parliament Project 2014

Manuel Schneider manuel.schneider at wikimedia.ch
Fri Jan 3 19:18:05 UTC 2014

Hi Geni,

Am 03.01.2014 18:19, schrieb geni:
> On 3 January 2014 16:22, Olaf Kosinsky <olaf.kosinsky at gmail.com> wrote:


>> * has you chapter already decided about supporting volunteers participating
>> in this project?
> Sending people to Brussels and Strasbourg for reasons other than to lobby
> on IP issues is not a good use of WMF donors money.

that is your opinion, so are you already a member of the EU policy
advocacy group?


> You want 766 photos
> total. Find one person in Brussels (not Strasbourg even the majority of
> MEPs accept that Strasbourg is a bad idea at this point) and give them
> whatever support they need to get the photos.

a) the minimum is 1,000

b) the EP has invited us to Strasbourg (not Brussels) as that is the
place where the MEPs will be available for us

c) one person is not enough, according to various calculations you need
about 45 people to deal with all those MEPs in a short time (remember
they are only available in a short timeframe, after the deliberations)
This calculation has been done by people who are more experienced than
me with this, as they already did 15 such projects since 2009:
...and by the way, this project does exactly this: Get enough people at
the time and place where all the MEPs are and get them what they need.

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