Crowdsourcing platforms

The practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. A new study concludes that online crowdsourcing strategies that induce large numbers of people to solve a task, such as locating far-flung items or alleviating world hunger, work best when financial incentives impel participants to enlist friends and acquaintances in the effort.


TYPE: Digital Event
Year: 2021-2022
Result: not from desktop research
Description: Europeana Crowdsourcing platform was applied, to invite citizens and enabling them to transcribe and enrich cultural heritage material from Europeana collections. Co-creation of a citizen engagement campaign through social media.
Link: Enrich Europeana

TYPE: Digital and Physical
Institution: University of Ioannina, Greece
Year: 2018-ongoing
Result: From desktop research
Description: Close cooperation between a CHO (Biennale of Western Balkans), a HEI (U of Ioannina) and many other communities of artists, innovators, experts and volunteers in various fields (design, art history, environment, textiles, agriculture, etc.) The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) presents interdisciplinary art and research that focus on cultural knowledge and practices identified as local, Indigenous, community, folk, traditional and living heritage. BoWB’s mission is to promote open knowledge, open technologies and the commons in the arts and cultural field, develop inclusive cultural participation and education, and build a cross-border mobility network strengthening cultural cooperation in Greece and the Balkans.
Link: Pluriverse