2018 – 2019
This was an update to a study of 2016/ 2017 (also led by Roderick Ackermann). The update found that the accessibility and quality of European Commission data on grant funding had improved significantly since 2010. There had also been positive developments since 2016, and further developments were planned. However, there were still significant constraints that prevented meaningful analysis of grant funding data, and which must undermine policy formulation and monitoring. There was still a need for a more systematic approach to the communication of EU grant-funded activities to enhance EU visibility, and strengthen transparency and accountability.