[ok-scotland] Open data and EU Structural Funds

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Jun 30 13:50:19 UTC 2010

Great -- as I mentioned I have already started the ball rolling on an
EU version of WDMMG. Talking to NGOs in several countries, folks at EU
level, and elsewhere. Will try to encourage all interested parties to
take discussion to our public list. All project members are also on
the list:



On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Jonathan
> As discussed with you and Jo, I am planning a EU wide project to see how
> certain funding is spent
> While my initial priority was in the technology research sector, (I started
> inquiries one year ago on some projects) recently I have realised that
> massive amounts from structural funds
> seem to be untracked. According to my initial findings, in Scotland only 20%
> of the money allocate by the regional policy sector
> is accounted for, the rest is a massiv question mark
> That would make a good open data project 9get the data from the EU and track
> it down to the last penny, then look for patterns, weaknesses, possible
> improvements etc
> I would be interested in collaborating with OK foundation to get this
> started, but have not yet made the necessary contacts
> Can you put me in touch with david McCandless, (is this
> guy? InformationIsBeautiful AT Gmail), Liz, and anyone else who may be
> interested in contributing or helping to lead the project?
> I 'd like to keep an open page of all the correposndence, can I have a page
> on the OK Foundation website/blog/wiki to track these progress on this
> project
> and make sure that all communication is open, so that anyone can jump in
> anytime and get on board (there will be a lot of local  investigation to be
> done
> in the whole of Europe)
> Thanks a lot

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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