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Paper accepted and presented at the CES Conference 2015 at SciencesPo - Paris

News date: 
Thursday, 9 July, 2015

The value of Open Data for European Cohesion: accepted paper at 22nd Internatinal Conference of Europeanists CES Conference 2015

 "The value of open data for European Cohesion", a paper by Francesca De Chiara has been accepted at CES Conference 2015 in Paris. Th article has been approved for further publication. 

This is the panel we joined: Europe by Design – Panel 1: New Communication Technologies and the Construction of EU Spheres of Interaction

Read the abstract below:

Do open data produce observable, rather than just potential benefits for public policy? The paper aims at investigating how open data contributes to the broad aim of assessing the evidence on  European Cohesion policy, by exploring some open data initiatives, starting from the open EU-spending platform launched online by the Italian Government: OpenCoesione, a few years ago. The poor availability of sound evidence on the real impact of EU-funded projects at local level notably shows that open data portals just remain one aspect in facilitating access to and reuse of public sector information. The paper will analyse the role of the follow-the-money campaigns conducted by the open data movement in order to stimulate and improve the demand for transparency and accountability, and to what extent these parallel projects implemented on the ground, and developed around open data initiatives, can significantly contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of policy outcomes.