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13.12.2010 / News - EU Level

Where do the EU Structural Funds go?

An openly database was developed and released, which serves as a search engine for Europe wide projects financed by EU Structural Funds.

„Europe's hidden billions: tracking the EU structural funds“ is a collaboration between the Financial Times and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.  Within this  collaboration an openly database was developed and released, which serves as a search engine for Europe wide projects financed by EU Structural Funds. The search function provides the opportunity to enter a key word depending on what kind of project the user is searching for.  The benefit of this website is a list of EU funded projects with specific focal points. The data was costly collected and as part of the European Transparency Initiative, the Commission has - in the current funding round - for the first time mandated that a list of beneficiaries should be published. The Commission maintains two portal websites through which the lists of beneficiaries can be accessed: the Directorate General for Regional Policy and the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. By entering the keyword “Biodiversity” for example into the search function 30 projects are made available, which release information about the country, region, beneficiary, project, description, the estimated EU funding and the fund as well as a link to the data source e.g. authority homepage.
Visit the homepage and search for projects using the following link:
eufunds.ftdata.co.uk/index.html