I freely admit: I've been a fanboy of the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) since studying their design principles. Those principles are still good. Everything else, it turns out, was not.
"what type of organisation gets a presence on GOV.UK - and what sort of presence they get. " Interestingly similar model to the E2G 'variable geometry' portal architecture developed around 12 years ago, albeit with additional features - notably Groups, recently made more flexible. - GOV.UK organisation types: a user guide (updated June 2014)…
The first site launched (in 2011-2012) on the EC's Multisite Drupal7 Platform, thus pioneering EC Drupal Platforms in terms of technology, user requirement defitinition and governance.
A longer version of an article I published recently in NewEurope
Constructive discussions generally require good discussion documents. One of the Commission's major contributions to any European online space should therefore be a EUROPA that supports the conversations
Part of the pilot Thematic Portal project I ran while at the EC’s DG INFSO, the Newsroom CMS was the first cross-EC CMS, and involved launching user ‘INFSO accounts’ before Google had 'Google accounts’.