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From open data to digitization to sustainability

Open contracting has made great strides in Europe. The continent is leading in the green transition, and open contracting showed it can help. Starting October, EU member states will have to start sending data on all of their public procurement to the EU using a common, standardized format – eForms. If done well, this can provide the basis for a powerful digitally-driven procurement data architecture that enables competition, efficiency, public oversight, and stimulates innovation.

The Open Spending EU Coalition with around a dozen EU open government champions is growing as a leading voice promoting transparency of EU- and national government spending and beneficial ownership information, including the implementation and disbursement of funds through the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Read our stories to learn more about how open contracting is taking hold. Lithuania demonstrated how open data, technology and stakeholder engagement can drive a bold transition to green procurement. Italy’s national anti-corruption agency is showing how open contracting can help fight corruption at scale. And Albania improved the efficiency of its procurement complaint body and is now expanding its lessons to the Western Balkan region.

Open contracting stories

More than 50 countries and cities, from Albania to Finland, are pursuing open contracting reforms. It takes hard work, political will, technical skills, and sustained engagement. Explore stories from around the continent that show how open contracting is changing lives — from value for money to value for many.

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Karolis Granickas,
Head of Europe