ABSTRACT: In this contribution the preparation of event-ready entanglement in polarised photons by means of entanglement swapping is studied. This protocol makes use of Gaussian photon-sources. Since the states resulting from this protocol are equivalent to those obtained by mixing two photons in a 50:50 beam splitter, the nature of the emerging entanglement is controversial. Several methods to enhance the fidelity of the outgoing state are studied. It is found that at least quantum non-demolition measurements or a quantum computer of some kind is needed to create event-ready entanglement with entanglement swapping.