Nota: This is a computer-translated version of Relatórios/Anual/2021, provided for readers' convenience. It is not a legal document. Please refer to the original.
This report focuses on the activities of Wikimedia Portugal from 1 January to 31 December 2021.
The Pandemic of COVID-19 continued to substantially limit the realization of events planned for 2021, in particular the international conference Wikidata Days 2020 which was successively postponed. The uncertainty regarding the course of the epidemiological curve, and the measures that would be adopted by the government, and the serious disruption to the normal life of members and potential participants in activities, made it impossible to plan face-to-face activities during the course of this year. Nevertheless, it was still possible to successfully carry out the Wiki Loves Earth and Wiki Loves Monuments photo contests, in addition to participating in some occasional online conferences and events.
This year was also marked by the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia, in particular Wikipedia in Portuguese, with several notes in the press and the Wiki-Lusophony Party (a celebration organized by affiliates and other Portuguese-speaking groups of Wikimedians).
Community Capacity Building[editar]
Given the pandemic context, and since the in-person Wikidata Days 2020 conference had been successively postponed, a series of online capacity building and community sessions were organised which we called Wikidata Days Sessions. Each session had a different theme, based on the set of Wikidata items that were to be worked on. Three sessions were held, with around 10-15 participants each.
The first edition of the WikidataDays Sessions took place on 11 April and was dedicated to culture. Having as a work base a list of Portuguese authors that entered the public domain on January 1st 2021, the data in Wikidata and Wikipedia was updated, some information errors were corrected, and the sources of information that could be used were analysed. Experienced Wikidata editors and experts in the intricacies of the free data endpoints of the National Library participated. The topic was introduced by info/author/marado/ Marcos Marado], president of en:ANSOL, which has been elaborating, on Wikipedia, lists of Portuguese authors in public domain each year (2019, 2020], [[[:w:pt:List of Portuguese authors entering public domain in 2021|2021]], 2022]). The session was also attended by WMPT associates Paulo Perneta, and Miguel Mimoso Correia, the latter also from the National Library of Portugal.
- Notes taken during the session: etherpad
- List of Portuguese authors entering the public domain in 2021 (on the Portuguese Wikipedia)
- Session report
- The video of the session are available on YouTube (link)
The second session took place on April 25 and was dedicated to democracy and political parties in Portugal. Using as a working basis a listing of all political parties founded and extinct in Portugal, the data in Wikidata and Wikipedia was updated. It was presented and moderated by WMPT associate André Barbosa. At least 48 items about political parties were changed by about 10 participants, and the average quality (from 1 to 5) of the items that changed (at least of those for which the quality had been calculated before the session) went up from 2.7 to 3. Quality was measured using the Item Quality Evaluator tool with the query 
The third session took place on 27 June. July is the month to photograph our natural spaces, submitting them to the Wiki Loves Earth, but for that month to start in the best way, we updated the data regarding the protected natural spaces in the Portuguese territory. It was presented and moderated by André Barbosa.
20 Years of Wikipedia[editar]
Wikimedia Portugal has participated in events celebrating the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia, particularly the Lusophone Wikipedia. Together with other affiliates and Portuguese-speaking organizations, the meta:Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia was organized
- João Tomé. Dinheiro Vivo. Podcast Made in Tech Wikipedia, 20 years. How it works in Portuguese, who edits it, what sources it uses and who it serves]
Attracting new contributors[editar]
==== Photo contests
Wiki Loves Earth in Portugal was organised by Wikimedia Portugal, for the fourth time after the 2015, 2019 and 2020 editions. Prizes for the contest worth 1000€ were funded through wiki Foundation grant (500€ for 1st place, 300€ for 2nd place, 100€ for 3rd place). The evaluation of the photos was carried out by a jury composed by José Teixeira (CIIMAR / University of Porto), Jorge Nunes (Nature Photographer) and David Francisco (Nature Photographer).
In total, 106 participants uploaded 3321 images, the national stage being the 5th with more images submitted compared to the participations in other countries. The vast majority (82%) of participants uploaded their first photo to Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia's open multimedia repository.
The best photos from Portugal were also evaluated by an international jury together with the finalists from all the participating countries. O vencedor do primeiro prémio internacional na categoria "Paisagens" foi "Praia do Abano at Sunset.jpg" fotografada por Luís Afonso. A foto Montejunto Por do Sol.jpg venceu também o 5º prémio na categoria "Human Rights and Environment".
- Vencedores de Portugal
Mais detalhes no blog da WMPT.
- Recorte de imprensa
Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) é uma competição fotográfica anual realizada durante o Outono e organizada por membros da comunidade Wikimedia em todo o mundo. Os participantes tiram fotografias dos vários monumentos e sítios históricos da sua região, carregando-as depois no Wikimedia Commons. The contest aims to raise the visibility of the built heritage of the participating countries by encouraging people to record them photographically and to publish these images under a free license, so that they can be used not only on Wikipedia, but anywhere and by anyone. 8757 photos of built, archaeological and natural heritage in Portugal were uploaded by 36 participants, being the 6th country by number of photos in competition globally.
The three best photos as well as the participant who competed with photos of the greatest number of different monuments were awarded prizes totalling 1000 euros, funded through grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.
- Bridge D. Luís 2.jpg
- Estrela Basilica 2.jpg
- Bridge25abril jmc.jpg
- South and Southeast Railway and River Station lines.jpg
Railway complex in Barreiro
- Santa Justa Elevator - 2021.jpg
More details at WMPT blog.
Activities in the Autonomous Region of Madeira[editar]
The Autonomous Region of Madeira is an outermost region of the European Union, geographically part of the African continent, and politically part of Europe, sharing with the other peripheral regions the challenges of a distant location disconnected from the centres of power, and a set of its own specificities derived from its historical and geographical uniqueness. It is located in the Atlantic island region of Macaronesia, formed by the Portuguese archipelagos of Madeira and Azores, the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands, and the independent island country of Cape Verde, the last three located in Africa.
The region has several active Wikimedians, with at least three of them actively linked to the Wikimedia movement: Paulo Perneta (WMPT, CLEPUL-Madeira, ADEGI, Presença Feminina), Carlos Barradas (WMPT, CLEPUL-Madeira, ADEGI, director of the CLA of the Universidade Aberta) and Nuno Caldeira (OpenStreetMap).
The strategy of dissemination and expansion of the Wikimedia movement at a regional level has been based primarily on the cultural and educational plans, with special care to include spaces and realities outside Funchal, aiming to counter the historical trend of a macro-nephalous island in which almost everything happens in the capital. Special attention has been given to inclusion and diversity at the level of gender equality and minorities, in particular African expatriates and, lately, the local Jewish community, currently being formed.
The strategy also aims to establish close contact with Wikimedians of the other three regions of the Macaronesian space, in order to exchange experiences and establish synergies that can contribute to increase the visibility of knowledge about this historical and geographical region in Wikimedia projects and, above all, involve its inhabitants in building this knowledge.
Partnerships are currently active with:
- Centro de Literaturas e Culturas Lusófonas e Europeias da Universidade de Lisboa (CLEPUL) - Polo Madeira (University of Madeira).
- Associação para o Desenvolvimento dos Estudos Globais e Insulares - ADEGI (CLEPUL)
- Local Learning Centre of the Open University in Madeira, in Câmara de Lobos (Dr. Carlos Barradas)
- Associação Presença Feminina
- Arquipelagos Image Bank (Prof. Rui Carita)
- Swedish Embassy Consulate in Funchal (Dr. Nuno Faria Paulino)
Besides these, we maintain contact with the following entities, by virtue of past partnerships or contacts made:
- Funchal City Hall
- Machico City Hall
- Funchal Natural History Museum
- Madeira Military Museum
- Higher Institute of Administration and Languages - ISAL
- University of Madeira
- Primary School for the 2nd and 3rd Cycles Dr. Eduardo Brazão de Castro
- Lombo do Guiné Primary School (Calheta)
- John dos Passos Cultural Centre (Ponta do Sol)
- Embassy of the United States of America
- Local Jewish Community, in formation
This report also includes the 2020 activities, which were not present in that year's report. Despite the contingencies and restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the region maintained activities as far as possible:
- March 2020 - Exhibition "Gender Equal World, inaugurated on 2 March 2020 in the Town Hall of Funchal. The exhibition, containing 15 portraits by the Swedish portrait photographer Anette Brolenius of 15 personalities who stood out in the fight for gender equality, aiming to promote this ideal, was made in partnership with the Swedish Embassy and the Swedish Institute, ADEGI and the Municipality of Funchal. Within the scope of the exhibition, two editing marathons on the activists portrayed were held at the premises of Funchal City Hall, one with students from the Elementary School of the 2nd and 3rd Cycles Dr. Eduardo Brazão de Castro, on the 3rd of March, and another with senior citizens from the Barreirinha Gymnasium, on the 6th of the same month.
- March-June 2020 - Programme with students of the "Practices in Cultural Studies" curricular unit of the Degree in Cultural Studies, taught by Prof. Celina Martins. It involved a first approach to the inclusion and curation of the collection of the Museu Militar da Madeira, and the creation of entries on Madeiran writers by the students.
- From March 2020: GLAM with the Madeira Military Museum (Prof. Rui Carita) - placement in the Commons of the museum's collection, and its curatorship
- August 2020 - Madeira Regional Government Youth in Training Programme: A trainee from the Tower's school was allocated to ADEGI, who after receiving training in Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata developed a significant work of inclusion and expansion of entries, images and data related to relevant cultural figures in the region in Wikimedia projects, particularly regarding the Roadmap of the Women of Funchal, then under development by ADEGI.
- October 2020: Roteiro das Mulheres do Funchal, developed by ADEGI with funding from the municipality of Funchal, launched on 24 October 2020. All images researched and produced under this route with a free license or in the public domain were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, or used those already there, which thus served as the main source for the iconography of the route, with gain on both sides. Entries of the personalities and institutions addressed were also developed, and the mapping of data in both Wikidata and OpenStreetMap was improved. Finally, the accompanying digital map has been built on top of OpenStreetMap, using the umap platform, and is available under a free licence.
- September 17, 2021: (Des)Informação e Literacia Mediática na Madeira, promoted by ADEGI , at Centro Cultural John dos Passos, with the support of the Embassy of the United States in Portugal, and in partnership with Wikimedia Portugal, Sindicato dos Jornalistas, and Universidade Aberta, with the aim of raising awareness among the public in general, and the educational community in particular, to the problem of disinformation and fake news, and to improve the digital and media literacy skills of the participants. In the conference was presented the oral communication Media Literacy and Wikimedia by Anna Mazgal (Wikimedia Deutschland) and Paulo Perneta (ADEGI/Wikimedia Portugal). Attendance was quite restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the conference was fully recorded, for later placement in Commons under free license (under treatment).
- October 2021: Visit to the Natural History Museum of Funchal with its curator, biologist José Manuel Biscoito, being photographed and uploaded in Commons not only the collection exposed to the public, but also a large part of the museum's spaces, both those open to the public and those usually reserved, being in perspective a closer future collaboration.
- October 2021: Beginning of GLAM with the Banco de Imagens Arquipelagos, maintained by Prof. Rui Carita, military officer and retired professor from the University of Madeira, with authorization to place the collections produced by several researchers and contributors connected to that media library under a free license (CC-BY-SA 4.0), approved and certified by the Wikimedia Volunteer Response Team.
- October 2021: Beginning of GLAM with the Arquipelagos Image Bank, maintained by Prof. Rui Carita, military officer and retired professor from the University of Madeira, with authorization for placing the collections of own production of several researchers and contributors connected to that media library under free license (CC-BY-SA 4.0), approved and certified by the Wikimedia Volunteer Response Team.
- October 2021: Inauguration of the travelling exhibition Gender Equal World at Eduardo Brazão de Castro Secondary School, in partnership with the Swedish Embassy and ADEGI. In that scope, a class on citizenship , usually in charge of teacher Márcio Capelo, and with the special participation of Paulo perneta, was dedicated to Wikimedia projects, in the scope of their contribution to the promotion of gender equality, covering in particular the toponymic disparities between genders in the city of Funchal, and how that reality can be perceived, apprehended and worked through Wikimedia.
- November 5, 2021: Class identical to the previous one for an adult public, mainly female, in the São Gonçalo educational pole of the same school, in charge of the same teacher and wikimedist.
- 121 articles created so far in the scope of the partnership with ADEGI and CLEPUL-Madeira, implying their continuous revision and eventual certification by researchers and professors linked to the partner entities.
Participation in international events[editar]
With the pandemic still affecting travel and the organization of events, members of Wikimedia Portugal have participated in online events organized by the Wikimedia Movement.
- Wikimedia Strategy 2030
- Transition / Prioritization European Regional Event February 2021]
- Organisation of a Wikipedia editing session with the Portuguese Association of Evolutionary Biology, in celebration of en:Darwin's Day: 
- Open class, Faculty of Letters, University of Oporto
- Webinar "Frente Cultural da Língua Portuguesa
- Webinar CIIMAR on Scholia 
- PhasAGE Workshop, I3S, University of Porto: Wikipedia as a platform for scientific outreach
- Wikimarathon Catalan Language and Culture (8 November): Instagram
In 2021 4 new members were registered, a low figure probably resulting from the low activity motivated by the pandemic situation. The new members were gained as a result of collaborations. The number of effective associates still reached 68, a figure higher than the number of associates in 2017. Recall that the number of full members had decreased in 2018 due to the suspension of members who did not update their details to include address information.
The association's external communication took place mainly through the mailing list, and social media channels Twitter (https://twitter.com/wikimediapt), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WikimediaPortugal) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/wikimediapt/). In addition, we use the official Telegram group https://t.me/wikimedia_pt, which has about 90 participants, where we communicate in real time about ongoing activities that may interest the Wikimedia community in Portugal, and ask questions about participation in Wikimedia projects.
The association's funds during the year have been obtained through Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation, and donations. The money from these grants has a specific use, and cannot be used for other purposes not listed in the grant requests without permission. In the following table you will find a breakdown of the 2021 grants. Due to the pandemic, the Wikidata Days 2020, already postponed from the previous year could not be held. The amount received for the Wikidata Days 2020 was deducted from the amount received under the Wikimedia Community Fund for 2022.
|WLE||1680 €||1000 €||680 €||Allocated to Wiki Loves Earth Exhibit Tour|
|Wiki Loves Earth Exhibit Tour||1650 €||0 €||1650 €||Expenditure to be executed in 2022|
|Wiki Loves Monuments]]||1000 €||0 €||1000 €||Expenditure to be executed in 2022|
|Legal support||306 €||306 €||0 €|
|Total||4636 €||1306 €||3330 €|
About Wikimedia Portugal[editar]
Wikimedia Portugal]] (WMPT), officially Associação Wikimedia Portugal, is a private and independent non-profit association that supports the activities of the Wikimedia movement in Portugal. Its aim is to contribute to the general dissemination of knowledge and culture by encouraging the collection and creation of content free of restrictions on use, modification and distribution, and by disseminating that content.
It promotes and supports the projects of the non-profit organisation Wikimedia Foundation, based in the United States of America, with emphasis on Portuguese language projects. It establishes and maintains exchanges and relations with other public and private entities, national and foreign, especially from Portuguese-speaking countries and Portuguese communities abroad. Although recognized as a "chapter" by the Wikimedia Foundation, it is legally independent from it, and has no editorial control over the content of the projects hosted by it.
Most of its members are in Portuguese territory, mainly in the North of Portugal, but with several active members in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, and the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The board of the WMPT consists of three members: president, secretary and treasurer. There are also órgãos da associação the Fiscal Council and the General Assembly.