This fact sheet is part of IRM Week: A Year in Review. Throughout the week, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) will share findings and analysis from recent reports through a series of events, report launches blogs, and fact sheets.
Most commitments on open government from Southern European countries are more ambitious than the European average. However, most would benefit from commitments that increase civic participation in policy making, tackle the risks of corruption in public procurement (particularly following the response to COVID-19), and introduce stronger integrity mechanisms. Greater collaboration with civil society could ensure action plans are more relevant to national priorities.