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Financial Transparency Platform for the Public Sector

Objective

OpenBudgets.eu will provide an open-source software framework and accompanying Software-As-A-Service (SAAS) platform for supporting financial transparency, thus enhancing accountability within public sectors, and as a result preventing corruption. A key challenge addressed by OpenBudgets.eu is to provide a multi-stakeholder framework which is scalable, easy-to-use, flexible and attractive. The core objectives of OpenBudgets.eu project are:
* A semantic data model, which will be used to integrate all relevant budget and transaction data, giving a pre-defined structure to the input data. This will enable the integration of data from different public sectors at different levels. This integration can then be exploited by comparing different datasets.
* A library of visualisation tools with a user-friendly interface, which will enable stakeholders to visualise available data in different granularity and in different modalities (spatial, temporal, administrative). These tools will enable the scrutiny of data under different lenses, enabling stakeholders to explore any relevant budget allocation.
* A library of data mining and comparative analysis tools. This library will enable the aggregation of existing data in order to obtain new outcomes and discover trends and patterns, and potentially forecasting budget measures.
* A feedback and citizen engagement interface which enables users to discuss and give feed-back on the provided data, for example, suggesting different priorities for budgeting, or discussing a particular transaction.
The OpenBudgets.eu open-source framework and portal will integrate these components into a comprehensive portal. The framework will be deployed as a software-as-a-service for thousands of public administrations and millions of citizens.
We will apply the project concept to three large-scale pilot scenarios in the domains participatory budgeting, data journalism and corruption prevention.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/corruption
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining
  • /social sciences/media and communications/journalism

Call for proposal

H2020-INSO-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 793 471,25

Participants (8)

OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 507,50
Address
86-90 Paul Street
EC2A 4NE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIUDADANA CIVIO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 136 922,50
Address
Paseo San Francisco De Sales 29 Planta 7 Puerta B
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL LIAISON OFFICE TO THE EUROPEAN UNION AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 154 437,50
Address
Rue De L'industrie 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION DEUTSCHLAND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 487,25
Address
Schlesische Strasse 6
10997 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYSOKA SKOLA EKONOMICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 295 755
Address
W Churchill Square 4
130 67 Praha 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOURNALISM++
France
EU contribution
€ 175 486,50
Address
Rue Des Vertus 21
75003 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 502,50
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION GREECE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 402 430
Address
Semelis 1
54352 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other