15 Sep 2017

Openbudgets.eu Tools: Data Wranglers

The OpenBudgets.eu platform offers several applications that are tailored to the needs of data wranglers and domain experts. Complex data mining algorithms are accompanied by state-of-the-art linked data tools that cover large aspects of the complexities involved in the work within the Resource Description Framework (RDF).

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15 Sep 2017

Openbudgets.eu Tools: Journalists

The OpenBudgets.eu platform offers several applications that are tailored to the needs of journalists. From ready-to-use massive databases containing budget and spending data to inspiring instances of invdstigative journalism in the field of fiscal corruption, valuable resources are available. This is an overview of the available tools and their function.

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14 Sep 2017

Openbudgets.eu Tools: Administrations

The OpenBudgets.eu platform offers several applications that are tailored to the needs of administrations and public officials. From easy-to-use budget visualisations to performance comparisons between cities and participatory budgeting mechanisms, a wide spectrum is available. This is an overview of the available tools and their function.

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7 Jul 2017

Storyhunt: Uncover the EU - The Workshops

OpenBudgets.eu and Datenschule organised the Story Hunt this spring: a program for Journalists, Activists, NGOs, Designers, and Coders to dive into EU financial flows. The program was based on the previous work of subsidystories.eu; the data collection project brining together all EU subsidy data. StoryHunt encouraged the participants to take a closer look at the data and find stories and leads. The program consisted of two parts: a workshop series and a weekend long data dive. This blogpost reviews the workshop sessions, our weekend recap can be found here.

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31 May 2017

Budgets & bluebells in Brussels: Springtime in the European Parliament

It is that time of year again here in Brussels. As predictable as the bluebells blooming in les bois bordering the city, the Parliament will be voting once again this week on its annual financial discharge report. And, once again, MEPs will be debating and voting on whether their own allowances will be given any transparency or accountability.

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23 Apr 2017

Making European Subsidy Data Open

One month after releasing subsidystories.eu, a joint project with Open Knowledge International, we have some great news to share. Due to the extensive outreach of our platform and the data quality report we published, new datasets have been directly sent to us by several administrations. We have recently added new data for Austria, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, first Romanian data recently arrived and should be available in the near future.

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