The overall aim of the website www.digiwhist.eu is to represent the DIGIWHIST project as a static webpage and provide internal and external links to important public procurement resources. It provides basic description of the project including information on partners, key researchers, project timeline and news. It also serves as a place for releasing publications and sharing literature. This webpage and the related social media buzz will create momentum for later dissemination and engagement with stakeholders.
We identified at least five distinct stakeholder groups: 1) NGOs and wider civil society, 2) investigative and data-driven journalists, 3) businesses, especially SMEs, 4) academic researchers, 5) policy makers and employees of oversight institutions. These groups are likely to differ in their needs, capacities, and goals. Our intention is to create a website in which we can flexibly cater for the needs of each of them. In the first 12 months we will particularly target investigative journalist associations in Europe with the goal of using them as conduits to promote the project and the use of the platform.
In addition to the textual information, the site contains short videos of researchers from each partner organisation explaining the importance of open data and explaining what the project hopes to accomplish. These videos will be used as an early call to action to drum up interest amongst stakeholders.
The DIGIWHIST website incorporates the logo and colours that were developed for Deliverable “D5.1. Project flyer and logo” to provide all parts of the website with a corporate design. The website will serve as primary repository tool for the project, housing data, databases, news about the project and real-time social media feed. The website is intended to be the “home base” for all dissemination activities.
The opening page uses a Big Data graphic image and matching colours of blue to invite visitors to discover this landing page/ hub which contains practical information about the project as well as public procurement data resources and networks. The opening page is divided into 6 different segments (marked in the screenshot). All these segments and their subpages are explained in detail in the document.