The EU FAR project


The key objective of the EU FAR project is to stimulate development of granular open data on EU funding. To this end, the work will be conducted for Romania by providing open data aligned with the FAIR movement (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability). Information publicly displayed by the project is focused on the EU funds absorbed by local governments in Romania (LAU 2 level). The project will cover available data for the entire programming period of 2014-2020.
The activities involve a mix of policy analysis and dissemination work targeting relevant stakeholders at various levels: local, county, regional, national and EU levels. A special focus will be placed on rural areas. Deliverables include open database, policy briefs, conference paper, presentations and an open-access academic article. The processing and public display of data will make use of Research Data Alliance (RDA) outputs. The project’s deliverables will be disseminated with the support of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) services and products. The project team envisages a sustainability plan to ensure further uptake of project’s outputs at a larger scale.
The project has a presentation in both Romanian and English on RIQL website -


  • Monica Anca Marin, project coordinator at Research Institute for Quality of Life (RIQL),
  • Eugen Glăvan (RIQL)
  • Alin Chiș
  • Bogdan Corad


Monica Marin is a researcher at the Research Institute for Quality of Life and a doctor in Sociology since 2015. She worked as a consultant in over 50 research projects on various topics and published over 50 papers (articles, books, research reports). Her main interests are public management, European funds, poverty and social inclusion, local development, digital inclusion. Monica’s PhD thesis was dedicated to the role of local administrative capacity in European absorption funds for Romanian communes. Her latest publication analyses the funds’ allocation from one of the most important State-budget funded programs in Romania, National Program for Local Development (PNDL), differentiated by county and localities from urban and rural areas.

Scientific Domain:

Sociology; Economics; Geography; Spatial planning

Your Promotion and Networking:

The project's activities and outputs are featured on the RDA website.