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The online portal is a crowdsourcing and citizen sciene project to transcribe, enrich, annotate historical documents from the Europeana-Portal.

The idea behind is to enrich digitised heritage material, and improve the material, allowing the contents to be read, searched and used. By enriching and improving the transcribers are competing with each other. was developed from 2018 to 2020 in the EnrichEuropeana project

Further improvement is in the making in the EnrichEuropeana+ a> which started in 2021, and combines human expertise with artificial intelligence to make historical documents from the 19th century accessible.
In 2021, the EnrichEuropeanaPlus project began to update the Transcribathon platform with advanced handwriting recognition technology Transkribus, developed by READ-COOP. At the end of 2022, the new platform was launched.

The project is a Europeana Generic Services Project and is co-funded by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

The project partner are:

  1. Austrian Institute of Technology – Österreich
  2. Stichting Europeana –  Niederlande
  3. Facts & Files
  4. Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk – Polen
  5. Read-Coop SCE – Österreich
  6. The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars and the other members of Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin – Irland
  7. Dublin City Council – Irland
  8. Uniwersytet Wrocławski – Polen
  9. State Archives in Zagreb – Kroatien



Prototype 2016

The transcription tool Transcribe e1914-1918 was developed by Facts & Files and Olaf Baldini  as a prototype for Europeana 1914-1918. The developement was funded by the Bundesbeauftragte für Kultur und Medien (BKM). For the documents on the tool was updated, and presented at the Europeana Network Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Riga on November 7, 2016. See for further information on the Transcribathon in Riga here.