Brussels DIGIWHIST Workshop “Big data on public procurement”

Venue: Conference room, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

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The main goal of the DIGIWHIST is the systematic collection, structuring, analysis, and broad dissemination of information on public procurement in all EU, and some neighbouring, countries.

To achieve its main goal, DIGIWHIST created the Opentender.euportal, that gathers the available data on public procurement at national level for 35 jurisdictions (28 EU member states, Armenia, Norway, the European Commission, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, and Georgia). Beyond the possibility of download the databases, the portal will also include some indicators of transparency and administrative quality.

What is the goal of the workshop?

The goals of this workshop will be:

  • to introduce the large amounts of public procurement data unlocked by;
  • to explore ways through which it can be use in improving transparency in public administrations.

The workshop includes also user feedback by end-users (e.g. public officials, journalists, developers and civil society). Participants will have the chance:

  • to improve their knowledge on transparency and public procurement data;
  • to work with big data on public procurement;
  • to create a network among different experts on anti-corruption and transparency.

How is the workshop organised?

  • 09.45-10.00: Participants registration
  • 10.00-10.45: Presentation of DIGIWHIST
    • DIGIWHIST goals, data type and their collection, cleaning and sharing
    • Red flags of inefficiency and opacity
    • Presentation of
  • 10:45-11.30: How to use
    • Participants will be guided through the use of the portal: download, analysis and evaluation of the public procurement data on the portal. The data can be used for simple analysis or analysis of specific cases.
  • 11.30-12.00: Evaluation phase and workshop closure

The contact persons are Prof. Francesco Calderoni ( and Martina Rotondi (

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