Founded in 2008 and seated in Munich, the association Digitales Forum Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V. (DiFMOE) pursues the target of digitising historical printed matter from multi-ethnical cultural landscapes of Eastern Europe – particularly those with (formerly) larger German or German-speaking populations – and to make them accessible to science and the interested public online. To this end, DiFMOE operates the central platform www.difmoe.eu and digital specialised libraries on the Eastern European Capitals of Culture.


The Digitales Forum cooperates with many libraries, archives, museums and scientific facilities in Germany, Latvia, Austria, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary in implementation of its projects and strives for continuous sensible expansion of the partnerships (for contact information, see the imprint).


The largest cooperation projects of the Digitales Forum to date include the digitalisation of the Pressburger Zeitung (together with the Hungarian National Library and the university library of Bratislava) and the Brünner Tagesbote (together with the Moravian state library in Brünn) as well as execution of the predecessor projects of the Wratislavia Digitalis – the Cassovia Digitalis, Riga Digitalis and Pilsna Digitalis for the European Capital of Culture years of Kaschau/Košice 2013, Riga/Rīga 2014 and Pilsen/Plzen 2015.