Data. Who contributes to keep.eu?
Interreg, Interreg IPA cross-border and Interreg EN(P)I cross-border programmes supply their own data (regarding their projects and these projects’ partners) to keep.eu. Interreg is the programme responsible for maintaining and developing keep.eu. It thus periodically contacts the remaining programmes in order to receive data on new projects. Besides data collection, Interact’s role in connection with keep.eu’s data processing is as follows:
- Interact receives the data from the programmes and makes sure that all the mandatory fields are complete before being uploaded to the database (this may take several interactions with the programmes providing the data).
- After making sure that all the data is in the system, Interact classifies the projects per up to three thematics, out of 42 thematics (check entry ‘Thematics. What are they? How are they assigned to projects?’). Since April 2017, the assignment of thematics to each project is made by a specific software (even though with human supervision).
- Only then each data set is imported to the database. Even at this stage, issues related with details of data set can arise, which means that the data-production cycle can take many days, from the moment a programme sends its data to Interact until this data is published on the website.