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Exposing the European Security Industry #CPEU4
Challenge: Exposing the European Security Industry #CPEU4 Security / Networking


Without much public oversight a truly European Homeland Security Industry has emerged in the last fifteen years. Big defence contractors have moved into the civil security market and provide high tech solutions to daily security problems. Nobody knows the size of this new industry or the scope of its influence on national and European security policy.


26 de May de 2016 13:00
26 de May de 2016 23:15

Delivery Ceremony:





Format File upload URL
Expected results We expect to get some relevant leads to stories and/or a cleaner data set.
Technical Information The data are in csv format. We’ll probably use a Postgres database. We don’t have APIs yet.
Additional Information The Correspondent is a Dutch journalism platform that focuses on background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of the mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be news


Below is the evaluation criteria that will be used by the jury to select the winner(s) of the challenge.

Evaluation Criteria Relevant leads for further investigation.
Process We have gathered a lot of data from several European sources about lobbying, public tenders, European research grants and company lists. Our challenge is to normalise the data, design a good data schema and to analyse the data to find leads that we can work with.
Jury Dimitri Tokmetzis (data journalist) and Maaike Goslinga (International Editor). Both are working for De Correspondent.


  1. Our stories will be published all over Europe. You and your team will be mentioned in the relevant stories. For Dutch speaking participants we’ll be giving away free yearly subscriptions to De Correspondent. - 0.00 €

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About the challenge