European Law Monitor
European Law Monitor is a not-for-profit online service providing information on EU legislation, policies and procedures. In addition to generalised free information services, European Law Monitor undertakes fee based legal research and consultancy.
European Law Monitor is also the Europe Direct Relay for Hampshire, and in this role runs local conferences and seminars which require the creation of additional micro-sites and event sites.
We were involved with European Law Monitor from its inception - we helped develop the initial business and funding plans, prepared the original site specification, and project managed the build of the first site. This was built by JK Internet in Newbury and based on the Windows .NET platform. The service was originally envisaged as a commercial subscription and research funding model, but new opportunities for grant and government funding provided by the new Community Interest class of company (CIC) changed that.
European Law Monitor converted to a CIC in 2005 and has since been part funded as a Europe Direct by the European Commission. The information services subsequently became free access, and a new site with a different specification was required. The new site was built by us using the Mambo CMS, later upgraded to Joomla. The site includes several major add-ons, such as a forum, events calendar, RSS feeds, and advertising management components.
The site was nominated for a New Statesman New Media Award in 2006, and now has over 2,500 pages and delivers over 50,000 page views per month.
We continue to provide a full range of support services for the site: technical support, SEO, paid search management, and content management.