Coalition for open, fair, and accountable public spending in the EU

We aim to stop procurement funds siphoning off and we have a plan that will help.

The New Vision

Who we are?

We are a collaboration of non-government organisations and professionals working to ensure that public procurement is spent fairly, openly, efficiently, and creates the best value for money and best outcomes for Europeans.

We are working at the national and EU levels to advance the principles of openness in procurement within the EU. We advocate for stakeholder engagement and user-friendly, accessible information across the entire procurement process by European governments from the planning to the tender and award of contracts, to their delivery. We are Access Info Europe (Spain), ePaństwo Foundation (Poland), Funky Citizens (Romania), K-Monitor (Hungary), Open Contracting Partnership, Parliament Watch (Italy), Transparency International EU, Transparency International (Lithuania), Transparency International (Portugal). 

News

Analysis finds EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility spending at risk due to lack of transparency

Jun 14, 2021

Open Procurement EU Coalition analysed the transparency, reporting and accountability measures put in place to ensure open and accountable implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility national plans of 22 EU member states.

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Access Info Europe: 5 solutions for local governments to prevent and fight corruption

Apr 30, 2021

Access Info together with its partners in the pan-European project ACT! have presented a range of technical solutions for local governments to increase their levels of transparency and prevent any risk of corruption, covering the following areas: whistleblowing, access to information, open data in public procurement, transparency of meetings involving public officials and risk analysis.

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OCP: Buy open, buy fast: how open contracting helped Lithuania’s Coronavirus response

Apr 29, 2021

The move allowed the government, civil society and journalists to investigate spending and solve problems. Based on this success, Lithuania is now moving to put open data and open government at the heart of its new procurement reforms.

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Tools

Tenders Guru

Tenders Guru allows an insight into public procurement in Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Spain.
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Red Flags

The Red Flags tool automatically checks the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) and shows risky procurements.
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AskTheEU.org

AskTheEU.org enables citizens to send access to document requests directly to EU institutions.
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Covid-19 Explorer

The Explorer allows access to data and insights around Covid-19 related procurement from 9 countries - it constantly add...
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ManoValstybe

How much municipalities spend on media and how these media outlets relate to politicians? Insights from Lithuania.
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Transparencia

The platform looks at Covid-19 related procurement in Portugal.
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Defence Elvis

It allows creating networks of public spending on goods services used in defense in 28 EU countries. Filtering on countr...
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Libellula

Libellula allows an insight into how public funds are spent in Sicily
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Evidence

Openness can improve procurement in multiple ways, including more integrity, efficiency, a level playing field, and else. Read the compelling evidence.