EU-FAR - EU Funds by Area Results

EU-FAR - EU Funds by Area Results

October 2022 – April 2023

The key objective of the EU FAR project is to stimulate development of granular open data on EU funding. In doing so, the work will be conducted for Romania by providing open data aligned with the FAIR movement (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability). Information publicly displayed by the project is focused on the EU funds absorbed by local governments in Romania (LAU 2 level). The project will cover available data for the entire programming period of 2014-2020.

The activities involve a mix of policy analysis and dissemination work targeting relevant stakeholders at various levels: local, county, regional, national and EU levels. A special focus will be placed on rural areas. Deliverables include open database, policy briefs, conference paper, presentations and an open-access academic article. The processing and public display of data will make use of Research Data Alliance (RDA) outputs. The project’s deliverables will be disseminated with the support of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) services and products. The project team envisages a sustainability plan to ensure further uptake of project’s outputs at a larger scale.

This project is supported by the Research Data Alliance (RDA) through RDA Open Call for Cross Disciplinary Science Adoption Grants #1, part of the EOSC Future project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101017536.

All project’s materials are available on Zenodo

Project’s Results

  1. EU FAR database – Zenodo and description of database of EU Funds absorbed by Romanian Municipalities 2016-2021

EU FAR database indexed in:

  • CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archive), prin ČSDA (Czech Social Data Archive),
  • DANS Data Station Social Sciences and Humanities
  • RoHub
  • Harvard Dataverse
  • Open Science Framework –
  • Virtual Library of Sociology –
  1. Article and conference presentations
  • Spatial patterns of EU funds absorption in Romanian rural municipalities,
  • The Richer and the Poorer facing EU funds in Romania: the case of white spots,
  • Alike, but Not in the Same League: Rural Municipalities and EU Funds in Romania,
  • EU FAR Project – EU Funds by Area Results: RIQL Workshop Presentation, February 28th, 2023,
  1. Project’s Maps and Policy Brief
  • Maps in EU FAR – EU Funds by Area Results Project,
  • EU FAR – Addressing territorial disparities in EU funds absorption. Policy brief,
  1. Newsletters and other materials
  • EOSC in practice story: Collaborative Knowledge Sharing: a case study on EU FAR project,
  • EU FAR Newsletter April, 2023,
  • EU FAR Newsletter December, 2022,
  • EOSC and EOSC Future Open Call Programme,
  • EU FAR Project: animation presentation,
  • EU FAR Project: Leaflet EN,

Project team: Anca Monica Marin (Project Coordinator)

Technical Experts: Eugen Glăvan, Alin Chiș and Bogdan Corad.

RIQL coordinator(s): Anca Monica Marin, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania

Research team RIQL: Eugen Glăvan

Period: October 2022 – April 2023 

Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Key words: EU funds; localities; open science; Romania.

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