Digital Communication | News | 07 July 2017

HYPERTECH successfully redesigned the ESPON website

HYPERTECH successfully redesigned the ESPON website

HYPERTECH was awarded and successfully executed a service contract to deliver a new creative design proposal for the ESPON website.The main objective of the project was to design a modern, innovative and interactive website for ESPON to communicate with the relevant stakeholders and disseminate European territorial evidence resulting from the ESPON activities.

To achieve this, the project targeted the following goals:

  • Enhance user experience, both for specialist and non-specialist audiences, and make ESPON more “sociable”.
  • Build an informative and widely accessible website as well as modern in style and communication.
  • Enable better integration of research performed by ESPON in policy making.
  • Build visibility based on original and high-quality content.
  • Promote ESPON as evidence-driven reference point for policy use of pan-European territorial evidence in Europe.

The project execution included the following main activities:

  • Evaluate the existing website, introducing, among others, an online survey involving selected stakeholders to gather feedback about how the new website should function.
  • Reorganize the structure of the existing and newly introduced website content to better promote ESPON objectives and activities.
  • Make the website accessible on any device, including PC, smartphone and/or tablet
  • Produce a visual guide in the form of wireframes and functional specifications, illustrating in detail the layout and functionality of the different website sections.
  • Deliver the final visual design of all website sections, including functioning prototypes of interactive elements (HTML, CSS, scripts etc.) and descriptive instructions for implementation that were used to correctly develop all provided designs.


ESPON started in 2002 and has continued since then building a pan-European knowledge base related to territorial dynamics. The ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme is financed by the ERDF, as well as by the 28 EU Member States and 4 Partner States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The Programme plays the specific role in supporting policy development, institutional capacity, effective policy making and efficient public administration with European territorial evidence.Since 2002 ESPON communicates with many different stakeholders, ranging from scientists to policy makers, politicians, professionals, media, and at local, regional, national and European level. This communication shall further expand and the outreach of territorial evidence shall become even wider. The redesign of the ESPON website plays an important role in this context.

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