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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.
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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)

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 507,50

FUNDACION CIUDADANA CIVIO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 136 922,50

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL LIAISON OFFICE TO THE EUROPEAN UNION AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 154 437,50

OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION DEUTSCHLAND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 431 487,25

VYSOKA SKOLA EKONOMICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 295 755

JOURNALISM++

France

EU Contribution

€ 175 486,50

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 355 502,50

OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION GREECE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 402 430

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645833

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 056 208,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 981 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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