The Council of Europe is the continent's leading organization for the protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.
In 2010, there were around 150 sites publishing content about the different programs, but without any real consistent editorial line. So it was difficult for users to find the right ￼￼information among all the thousands of publicly-available and restricted-access content items. The Communications Directorate also wanted to make use of a new tool to improve and modernize its communications.
The new portal has provided the Council of Europe with a highly effective communication tool. It is already smartphone- and tablet-compatible and on average is receiving 22% more visits and 15% more unique visitors per month than in 2012. "In short, Liferay has enabled us to move on to the second stage of our digital transformation and has become an integral part of our content management strategy. The benefits we have seen in terms of time savings, team productivity and improved user satisfaction are testament to the success of our portal," explains Costas Skouras.