EnetCollect: Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques

Funding Source

European Commission


COST programme


March 2017 – April 2021 (48 months)


Open science,

Social innovation,

Digital skills,

Advanced technologies,

Software development,
Open access resource




The project focused on enhancing the production of learning materials to address the striking diversification of learner profiles due to the intensified migration flows motivated by educational, professional/economic or geopolitical circumstances. EnetCollect aimed at fostering language learning within and beyond Europe by mass-producing language learning content and language-related data, such as Natural Learning Processing (NLP) resources.


The Action addressed the major European challenge of fostering the language skills of all citizens regardless of their diversified social, educational, and linguistic backgrounds. EnetCollect focused on performing the groundwork to set into motion a Research and Innovation trend combining the well-established domain of Language Learning with recent and successful crowdsourcing approaches to unlock a crowdsourcing potential for all languages.


Key project outcomes


● Summary report on the state of the art of explicit crowdsourcing approaches.
● Design plans, implemented prototypes and related evaluation reports on implicit crowdsourcing for language learning material production.
● Ethical guidelines to build the grounds for the creation of templates and information sheets.
● Business guidelines to build the grounds for the creation of templates and relevant business model descriptions.