What can I find on this site?
The names of the beneficiaries of billions worth of grants and other forms of support, awarded (in budgetary terms: "committed") by the Commission every year, either directly or through executive agencies set up to help it run EU funded programmes. As of the year 2009, the site also contains procurement contracts and other administrative expenditure of the Commission, excluding staff costs. The detailed information on executive agencies' administrative expenditure is provided on their websites (see "EU agencies").
This information is separate fromon behalf of the Commission.
Data for any given year is not published until the following year.
What details will I see?
and (where available):
You can download the data in "csv", "xls" or "xml" format and process it by using any data-processing software.
What should I be aware of?
In certain cases, some parts of the information displayed on a particular grant or contract may be masked, e.g. for security reasons.
In the case of multiple beneficiaries of the same grant or other support scheme, the system will list all of them, providing the amounts per beneficiary, if this information is available.
The basic requirement for the Commission to publish this information on beneficiaries of EU funds is given in Article 30(3) of the financial regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities:
"The Commission shall make available, in an appropriate manner, information on the beneficiaries of funds deriving from the budget held by it when the budget is implemented on a centralised basis and directly by its departments, and information on the beneficiaries of funds as provided by the entities to which budget implementation tasks are delegated under other modes of management.
This information shall be made available with due observance of the requirements of confidentiality, in particular the protection of personal data as laid down in Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (1) and Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (2), and of the requirements of security, taking into account the specificities of each management mode referred to in Article 53 and where applicable in conformity with the relevant sector-specific rules."
Articles 90(1) and 110(2) of the Financial Regulation and the relative implementing rules give further information on how the requirements of confidentiality and security affect publication.
Go to the Financial Regulation