Project Objectives

 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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