Starting from Wednesday, 22 April, the Riigikogu has a new website at the address www.riigikogu.ee.
The thoroughly renewed website has been made more attractive for ordinary users with its rich pictorial material, drawings and information graphics. And the professional users have easier access to the Riigikogu working documents, like verbatim records and voting results.
In comparison to the old website, more news and texts about the Riigikogu are available in Russian and English on the new Riigikogu website.
“When developing the new website of the Riigikogu, we laid great emphasis on user-friendliness and easier accessibility of information,” the Secretary General of the Riigikogu Maria Alajõe said. “We wanted to open the new website to users symbolically on the birthday of the Riigikogu.”
An important innovation is the Focus Subject on the opening page, in which a Bill that has a great impact on the society or an issue connected with the work of the Riigikogu is discussed. At present, the focus subjects are the lowering of voting age for local government councils elections, the introducing of the new Riigikogu and the Riigikogu Open House Day.
A poll conducted in target groups and the content concept prepared by OÜ Ziraff were used as the basis for developing the new Riigikogu website. The new website was designed and developed in partnership with MRM Baltic OÜ. Opus Online OÜ helped prepare the analysis document, and the creative agencies Creatum OÜ and Hmmm OÜ helped create the content texts, illustrations and information graphics optimised for search engines.
The cost of the new website of the Riigikogu, together with the detail analysis of information architecture, design and development, was 98,000 euro.
Work with the new website of the Riigikogu continues. For example, at present, the attendance of sittings by the members of the Riigikogu is not displayed on the opening page, and no Riigikogu newsletters are sent to subscribers. These activities will be started in May.
If you have any problems with finding information, please contact Information Adviser Merje Meisalu, [email protected], phone +372 631 6300.
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