[wdmmg-discuss] EU level version of WDMMG
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Thu Aug 5 15:04:25 BST 2010
Dear Jonathan, dear all,
This sounds like a great idea, as FTS currently is a bit difficult to work
Update (annually) is usually in June/July.
We could ask the guy working with this at EU Commission for advice if
I am gathering some experience on how to wob out the underlying contracts
etc, first stories are being worked on now.
Let's stay in touch about this.
PLEASE SEND ANY REPLY TO brigitte at alfter.dk. I am travelling and if you just
press "reply", your answer may end in eternal cyberspace.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Gray" <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
To: <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
Cc: "Where does my money go?" <wdmmg-discuss at lists.okfn.org>; "Brigitte
Alfter" <brig at mail.dk>; "Julian Todd" <goatchurch at gmail.com>; "Richard Pope"
<memespring at googlemail.com>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [wdmmg-discuss] EU level version of WDMMG
There are in fact several large sources of data available which we
could use. I spoke to Brigitte Alfter, an investigative journalist who
has worked extensively on European public funds (such as FarmSubsidy)
and she suggested the FTS:
The farm/fish funds are the biggest, followed by regional funds (EU
Cohension Funds, ...). Cohesion funds are (mostly?) available but not
in machine readable format. FTS should be either available by FOI
request for underlying database, or scraping.
Main first step -- I think -- is to gather core team interested in
building this, then start to do some basic scoping work, then put
together a 1-2 pager with a specific focus/audience. Started page for
Julian, Richard: would love your views on 'scrapability' of FTS data
from web interface.
All the best,
On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 9:37 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
> This looks really interesting Jonathan. The primary issue, looking at
> those CKAN packages, is that there is no data available ... Is this
> correct or have we just not looked yet?
> On 30 June 2010 15:58, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just a quick note to let everyone know that over the past few months I
>> have been talking to various people about building an EU level version
>> of WDMMG. In the first instance will be looking for partners
>> interested in finding, cleaning up and analysing data from EU funds.
>> E.g. Cohesion funds:
>> I will encourage folks interested in contributing to this to join this
>> list for now. I imagine traffic will be low volume. If traffic starts
>> to pick up, I suggest we can create a new list later -- if necessary!
>> Jonathan Gray
>> Community Coordinator
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