Main thread for the Hack Day topics.
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HACK DAY topics
Farm subsidies link // discussion
The European Union spends around €59 billion a year on farm subsidies. A fresh overview of the subsidies for the last year will be available on the 31st of May. Let's harvest!
EU Tenders | Elvis link // discussion
Help us parse the EU public tender data up until 1993 and explore the networks of government and companies. Public spending is fun!
EU sanctions link // discussion
Sanctions are a popular tool of foreign policy. The EU and its member states uses a variety of embargoes and visa restrictions to signal its anger at certain foreign governments. However, the way the lists of sanctioned persons or companies is not public.
EIB data link // discussion
Let's extract the number of resettled people, households and pollution facts from the EIB Environmental Social Sheets to find how often this bank fails its mission of alleviating poverty in the developing world. Other useful documents are Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and
Resettlement Actions Plan (RAP).
Structural and Cohesion funds link // discussion
One of the biggest and more complex funds are the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). 454 billion euro has been allocated to the five funds that comprise the European Structural and Investment Funds.
MEP Profiler link // discussion
By now the only way to get a quick profile of a MEP is his/her Group affiliation and national party, which is clearly insufficient. Since MEPs are getting involved on many committees, reports, questions... in the EP, I propose to design a method which provides a quick profile of them the result being something like: "MEP 'X' is 40% energy, 20% transportation, 30% human rights, 10% economy"
Geolocating Panama Papers link // discussion
PanamaPapers database has been published. Addresses can be geolocated (convert addresses to latitude/longitude coordinates), then printed on a map. Geolocation has already been started using GoogleMaps API. Would you like to bring more ideas of what could be done?
Pre-accession link // discussion
Competition cases link // discussion
Tax & VAT link // discussion