What is the problem?
Transparency International EU has identified political corruption as one of the core problems of European democracies and the EU Institutions. A lack of transparency in decision-making, conflicts of interest and undue influence by lobbyists as some of the major challenges for our political systems.
What are we doing?
EU Integrity Watch is a central hub of online tools that allow citizens, journalists and civil society to monitor the integrity of decisions made by politicians in the EU. For this purpose, data that is often scattered and difficult to access is collected, harmonised and made easily available. The platform allows citizens to search, rank and filter the information in an intuitive way.
The website currently contains information on the outside incomes and activities of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), revolving door cases in the EU institutions and data on meetings between the European Commission and lobby organisations.
The technology behind the platform was developed by the New York Times in order to make complex datasets accessible to a wider audience. In line with the principles of open software and open date, all datasets are also available for download.