Study of the transparency of European Structural Funds: new data and an OpenCoesione brief for #OpenGovWeek

For Open Government Week, OpenCoesione has published new data from the Survey of the transparency of European Structural Funds. The study, based on a survey of websites and website portals, explored the various approaches to publishing lists of beneficiaries and of operations financed throughout Europe with the help of European Structural Funds and related national co-financing.

The data was gathered each year from 2010 to 2015 for the 2007-2013 programming cycle and twice each year for the following programming cycle.

With today’s publication, the most recent two observation years, for 2017 and 2019, are now online, thereby shifting focus, for the first time, on the 2014-2020 programming cycle and introducing a number of changes in approach.

Publication of this new open data is accompanied by publication of OpenCoesione Brief No. 40, which provides an initial analysis of developments in terms of transparency in the use of European Structural Funds within the Member States and presents the changes introduced with observation of the 2014-2020 programming cycle.