Coalition for open, fair, and accountable public spending in the EU

We aim to stop public funds siphoning off and we have a plan that will help.

Why Open Spending?

Campaigns

We are working at the national and EU levels to advance principles of openness in spending of public funds, procurement, and company ownership within the EU. See what campaigns we are running and find out more about our activities and the state of open spending in the EU and Member States.
EU Open Data

In addition to tracking individual contracts or expenses, we, but also government officials, would like to be able to look at a big picture – analyse trends, competition levels, quality of servi…

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Company Ownership

There is a lack of transparency in both beneficial and company ownership data across the EU. This severely impedes proper due diligence of suppliers that win public contracts, therefore creating an en…

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EU Recovery Transparency

We are advocating for increasing the transparency of spending from the Recovery and Resilience Facility. RRF is a historic intervention by the EU, with €672.5 billion being given out to Member State…

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Who we are

We are a collaboration of civic activists, journalists and professionals working to ensure that government spending is done fairly, openly, efficiently, and creates the best value for money and best outcomes for Europe. We are working at the national and EU levels to advance the principles of openness in spending of funds, procurement, and company ownership within the EU.
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József Péter Martin

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Antonio Greco

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Tim Goedhart-Vos

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Mihaly Fazekas

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Francesco Saija

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Krzysztof Izdebski

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Karolis Granickas

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Sandor Lederer

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Luigi Reggi

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Oriana Ivković Novokmet

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Nina Trček

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Manuel Garcia

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Daniel Arosa Otero

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Karina Carvalho

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Adriana Homolova

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Helen Darbishire

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Elena Calistru

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Stefanos Loukopoulos

See which organizations are already working with us to increase the transparency of the EU public spending.

News

Find out more about the Coalition and its members’ activities and the state of open spending in the EU and Member States.
Mid-Term RRF Evaluation Report Is Published!

The European Commission published its Recovery and Resilience Facility Mid-term Evaluation Report on…

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Another year in the life of the EU Open Spending Coalition

It is a tradition to take stock of the activities you have carried out over the past year. We, too, …

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Report. How much do we know about RRF final recipients?

EU countries are legally obligated to publish information about 100 finalrecipients receiving the hi…

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Meeting with the Moldovan Public Procurement Monitoring Coalition

The accession of new countries to the European Union brings with it many challenges. Among them, for…

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What New Things Are Our Members Doing? Update for October.

Welcome to our monthly review of our members’ activities. What did they do over the summer and…

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European Auditors Call for Greater Transparency of the RRF Spending

The European Court of Auditors has issued another report on Recovery Funds. It has highlighted probl…

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Latest Resources

Check out our resources which include tools, evidence and best practices on the transparency of public spending
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Tool

Corruption Cost Tracker

The Corruption Cost Tracker enables policymakers and stakeholders to address corruption risks in public procurement. It is an interactive online tool, with dashboards for Corruption Risk Analysis, Spe…
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Evidence

How Open is Public Procurement Data in the EU? Coalition’s new study.

Public procurement counts for 14% of the EU’s GDP. Businesses, especially SMEs,seek lower barriers to participation, governments need more efficiency, and citizens want the best services, works, and…
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Best Practices

Tracking corruption in procurement. Best practice from Atlatszo

Hungarian-based Atlatszo has prepared an interesting analysis based on public procurement data. Thanks to this they brought the evidence that there is one company winning almost every bid they entered…
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