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Sociology Research


Lawrence King and Mihaly Fazekas are the principal investigators of this project, funded by EC Horizon 2020 (Innovation Action) and running from January 2015 to December 2017.  Increasing both transparency and efficiency of public spending in the age of austerity presents formidable challenges for European societies. Innovative, open data tools hold the key to simultaneously meet both. The key objective of the proposed project is to combine the provision of data on public spending in the area of public procurement with actionable governance indicators and a monitoring procedure facilitating whistleblowing and thus strengthening accountability and transparency of public administrations.