APRAN (2016 – 2020)

APRAN (2016 – 2020)

internal Knowledge Hub, decision-making tool

Lead organization:
European Commission / European External Action Service EEAS


funded by:
EU Foreign Policy Instrument FPI

This Knowledge Hub on key Asia-Pacific issues and trends was exclusively created for decision-makers at the European Commission’s European External Action Service; and commissioned by the Foreign Policy Instrument FPI.

Key Features

  • knowledge space for curated studies, analyses, imported news, etc.
  • editorial tool and work-flows for internal content production: commissioned studies written by team of experts
  • modular, highly visual landing page, to be easily adapted
  • personalized reading lists and newsletters, according to individual user preferences
  • editorial reading lists and newsletters, created by Hub team
  • map with hotspots in Asia-Pacific and related dossiers written by team of experts
  • Expert Directory of global academics, partners and institutions
  • Calendar with internal and external dates
  • overall connected data structure: highly flexible and expandable data architecture

Key Services

  • content strategy consulting, concept development
  • instant prototyping, software implementation
  • design and design implementation
  • project management, agile
  • site hosting and maintenance
  • ongoing user and tech support
  • migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, incl. consolidation of contents and features

NFG Asian Perceptions of the EU (2010 – 2015)

NFG Asian Perceptions of the EU (2010 – 2015)

knowledge hub with public page and internal collaborative research area

Lead organization:
FU Berlin

funded by:
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

From 2010 until 2015, the NFG completed a major project dealing with “External views on the EU as a Civilian Power – India and China in Comparison”. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within its initiative “Europa von Außen gesehen” (External Views of Europe). It was an Associated Project of the KFG Research College “The Transformative Power of Europe” at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Freie Universität Berlin.

The NFG research fellows formed binational teams that combined interdisciplinary backgrounds with professional experience in policy and academia. They all used the internal working area for research collaboration, including the use of a jointly created bibliography, for instance.


Key Features

  • internal collaborative area for international researcher team and public page
  • joint internal editorial tools: content production, bibliography, Calendar and task management
  • selected internal contents (publications, analyses, country reviews, etc.) accessible and displayed on public site
  • multilingual posts
  • searchable knowledge respository
  • blog / social media integration

Key Services

  • collaborative content strategy
  • concept development
  • software implementation
  • design implementation
  • trainings and tutorials
  • support, maintenance and hosting

Femicide Watch Platform (2017 – today)

Femicide Watch Platform (2017 – today)

public knowledge space

Lead organization:
UN Studies Association (UNSA) Global Network / UNSA Vienna’s Femicide Team

UN Organization on Drugs and Crime

This unique knowledge space provides selected, high-quality information on the issue of femicide: the gender related killings of women and girls. It addresses policy and decision-makers at all levels, actors from the criminal justice system, practitioners, civil society activists, academics, and individuals concerned with this horrible phenomenon.

A prototype of this platform was presented and launched in May 2017 on the occasion of the 26th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (22-26 May, 2017). Read UNODC’S press statement. It was upgraded in May 2018.


Key features 

  • key information on the issue of femicide: core definitions, facts, figures, data, statistics
  • landmark documents issued by key players
  • an interactive knowledge base of good practices in multiple areas: data collection, legislation, jurisdiction, etc.
  • topical and regional / country dossiers, timelines, reading lists
  • direct access to experts and practitioners from around the world and across disciplines.

Key services

  • content strategy
  • concept development
  • implementation
  • content production support
  • trainings
  • support, hosting, maintenance