Article 49 of the Common Provision Regulation 2021-2027 requires Member States to adopt a single web portal that enables free access to both a timetable of upcoming calls under various EU funds (updated at least three times per year) and list of operations (beneficiaries and contractors) that were selected for support from EU funds (updated at least every four months). While Slovenia has a single web portal (https://evropskasredstva.si) with a search function for past, current and future calls and tenders, this database is far from complete at the time of writing (summer 2023). The announcements of future calls that can be found on Ministry's websites in various formats (typically excel or doc files) often do not correspond with the joint database, even current calls are missing, and the category of finalised calls is virtually empty. This is problematic from a transparency perspective and makes a systematic tracking of the use of EU funds very difficult. Moreover, announcements of calls contain no information about the content of the call (apart from the title). Only if key objectives and award criteria are known, can civil society organisations and institutions (such as the monitoring committee for the implementation of cohesion policy) review upcoming calls and react in case they contain harmful aspects or insufficient criteria.
Ensure that there is one central database that includes all previous, current and announced calls that are co-funded from EU funds. Include at least the main objectives and key selection criteria in the announcements of upcoming calls. Include information about the respective climate and green coefficients stated in the funding programs (e.g. the National recovery and resilience plan) from which a public tender or call is financed.
Slovenian web platform for EU funds: https://evropskasredstva.si Common provision regulation https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32021R1060