Cohesion Open Data Platform
The Cohesion Open Data Platform by the European Commission presents aggregated information and promotes transparency on how funds are being used by the European Commission to support EU regions in their economic reforms.
It provides open data on hundreds of national, regional and interregional programmes with detailed information on cohesion policy, finances (planned and implemented), EU payments made to the Member States and agreed targets.
In the past (2014-2020), the platform has proven to be very valuable in promoting transparency regarding finances (budget and expenditure). This is why this October the platform was extended to present the 2021-2027 period and adopted programmes.
This new version of the platform provides data from 150 adopted cohesion policy programmes covering more than EUR 110 billion in EU financing. These are presented on the main platform with pages and interactive charts to best showcase the data by theme, country and fund.
In addition to this, the updated platform relies on an interactive data story to present the EUR 308 billion made available under the Investment for Jobs and Growth (IJG) goal from 22 adopted Partnership Agreements. This represents 83% of the available cohesion policy budget.
The platform is a living page as a few of the agreements are yet to be adopted. The information is daily updated with details on the adopted programmes. The full investment picture is expected to be available by early 2023, once all programmes are formalised.
Along with Cohesion Open Data Platform, data.europa.eu also contributes to promoting data transparency on the EU budget and cohesion policy. Data.europa.eu has an extensive open data source, with more than 57 000 datasets on cohesion policy. Most recently, a data story related to the topic of cohesion policy and linked open data was also published.
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