Researching innovators and initiatives that are opening up EU government

The purpose of this research project was to identify what is already happening to build greater accountability, transparency, and participation at an EU level and to provide recommendations for how this work might be better supported. You can see a fuller definition and examples of what is meant by open government and governance here.


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We were commissioned by the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) and built upon prior research which explored the experiences of Estonia, Romania, and the United Kingdom in the implementation of the Open Government Partnership. These two pieces of work have now been combined into a single report shared below. This report contains the outputs of the research and our recommendations for how EU governance can be opened up, and the existing work here better supported.

Developing a Model for Open Government in the EU (PDF published November 2017)

We have also created a shorter version summarising our findings and recommendations:

Open Government and the EU: From Commitments to Actions – Summary and recommendations (PDF published October 2017)

If you have any questions about this research, or our work on open government and the European Union, please contact Michelle on

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