Eva Belmonte

Eva Belmonte was selected for the 2024 Shortlist with 18 Days Spent Phoning Every Half an Hour in the Hope That Someone Would Answer the Minimum Living Wage Helpline

Graduate of Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She arrived to Civio after eight years in the newsroom of El Mundo in Barcelona (2004-2012). Eva Belmonte is co-director and designs, leads, and monitors all of Civio’s journalistic investigations.

An expert in the analysis and treatment of public information, specially public policies and procurement, she is the author of El BOE nuestro de cada dia, where she synthesises, on a daily basis, the Spanish Official State Gazette, informing citizens about how the decisions made therein affect them; she has published the book Españopoly (Ariel, 2015) and Diccionario Ilustrado BOE-Español (Ariel, 2021). Based on Civio’s investigations, she designs and implements the foundation’s advocacy on lobbying, access to information and accountability. She is also Professor of Investigative Journalism and Data on various official Masters.