Kick-off meeting TACOD in Venice, January 2014

Screenshot 2014-05-28 16.01.18Blomeyer & Sanz launched a new project titled: ‘Towards an European Strategy to Reduce Corruption by Enhancing the Use of Open Data’. The work will take place from January 2014 to April 2015 and will explore the potential use of open data as an anti-corruption tool.

TACOD is funded by the European Commission (DG HOME) and aims to advance the understanding of the necessary preconditions for transparency and reduce corruption by enhancing the capacity of target groups to prevent corruption by using open data. In order to do so, we will:

  • develop strategic tools and assessment techniques to monitor the potential impact and actual use of open data and open government data for the prevention and detection of corruption in four EU Member States (Austria, Italy, Spain, UK)
  • produce a policy paper for the European Commission to support the use of open data for anti-corruption activities
  • raise awareness and enhance capacities among civil society and the media about the potential use of open data to prevent corruption.

Our partners in the project are:

  • Research Centre on Security and Crime (RISSC) – leader
  • Transparency International Italy
  • Transparency International UK
  • Centre for the Study of Governance and Transparency, Kellogg College, Oxford University
  • Nottingham University
  • Institut für Konfliktforschung

More information will follow.