As part of a research project of the Fraunhofer Project Group for Information Systems of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology at the University of Bayreuth, a research team is looking at requirements for electronic solutions that support processes for transparency and citizen* participation in the distribution of public funds.
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