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Open Budgets

Providing tools for policy-makers, citizens, NGOs, and journalists to increase EU budget transparency and accountability.

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Status
ongoing
Start date
July 2015
Website
openbudgets.eu
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Openness and transparency can act as a disincentive to corruption in public spending. The current lack of open budget and expenditure data makes it impossible for citizens to get a comprehensive overview on how EU funds are being spent.

OpenBudgets.eu aims to bring more transparency and accountability to EU budgets and public spending by providing a one-stop-shop platform for EU budget and spending data. In cooperation with EU policy makers we will not only increase the transparency of the EU budget but also ensure that data is available in an open format. This will allow citizens, civil society organisations, journalists and policy makers to scrutinise budget allocations and expenditure to reduce the possibility of corruption.

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Slovenia Ranks Highest in ESIF Data Quality Index

Today, OpenBudgets.eu presents the European Structural Funds Data Quality Index. Slovenia ranks highest, based on high data quality and high accessibility and usability of its portal. Denmark comes in second, they provide outstanding data quality in...
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European Investment Bank: From words to action

For the past years, the EIB has hosted an annual conference for civil society organisations, where the latter can air their concerns and be heard directly by EIB staff and members of the EIB governing bodies, engage in a dialogue and get direct...

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The project is run by a consortium of civil society organisations, including the Fraunhofer Institute, Open Knowledge Deutschland, Open Knowledge Foundation and Journalism++

Want to know more? Get in touch

Nicholas Aiossa

Policy Officer – Misuse of EU Funds; Whistleblowing
naiossa@transparency.org