Sunday 9 May 2010

CAP consultations & accessible data

I've noted before that the consultations for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are under way.

On the website of the European Commission, you can are already find 564 contributions (7 May 2010) to these consultations, although they are running for another month.

However, as usual, the data is not easily accessible and so I have extracted the data and put them into a public table with name, organisation, country of the contributor and link to the individual contribution (no guarantee for correctness!).

If you have a Google account, you can export the data as a CSV-file, e.g. to build a map with contributions from individual countries. With an account, you can also comment on the data, e.g. if you know that certain contributors receive farmsubsidy money.

It should be the task of the institutions to make this kind of stuff accessible themselves, but well, until they learn, we will have to do it...