It is the general objective of the project to “contribute to the development of transparency in the sector by supporting understanding of its complexities, identifying the present state-of-the-art, learning from experiences, making stakeholders aware, specifying deficiencies and research needs, and formulating a research framework for facilitating future research initiatives”.
This general objective is captured in the following four concrete and verifiable project objectives:
- Identification of the state-of-the art on transparency knowledge and understanding:
This objective will be served by a compendium on the state-of-the-art on present knowledge and understanding of transparency needs, transparency solutions, and transparency potentials as derived from research and best practice experiences.
- Identification of deficiencies in stakeholder transparency and needs for future research initiatives:
This objective will be served by a strategic research agenda based on a research framework for the identification of transparency deficiencies, research needs, and research priorities.
- Providing transparency uptake support:
This objective will be served by the specification of a ‘blueprint’ information backbone scheme (representing an agreement on information exchange between system providers regarding technology and content) that could support the development of a European communication network and facilitate interaction between existing and developing transparency initiatives.
- Developing transparency awareness:
This objective will be served by the establishment of a transparency platform and dedicated dissemination initiatives with stakeholders on a European scale