Transparency International's practical guide to civic monitoring of public contracting projects emerges from the Integrity Pacts – Civil Control Mechanism for Safeguarding EU Funds project.
Under this project, between 2015 and 2021, 15 civil society organisations monitored 46 public contracting procedures in the EU.
The goal was to understand how to systematically embed integrity pacts into the monitoring of EU-funded contracts. This guidebook is designed to support advocates and implementers in advocating for, setting up and implementing integrity pacts.
It covers three broad areas:
- Achieving broader recognition and adoption across the EU
- Designing fit-for-purpose integrity pacts
- Ensuring effective monitoring