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Purpose

The Announcement content type is used for reporting news from DGs.

Announcements are displayed in the European Commission website's list view here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news and can also be simultaneously displayed elsewhere on the site, including department and topic pages.

Announcements appear in the 'Latest' block on any page where enabled, for instance a department page.

Rules

  • ec.europa.eu/info site: the Announcement content type must be used to publish news from DGs and Rapid press releases. All Rapid press releases are automatically 'pulled into' the CMS and not duplicated
  • other EC branded websites: implementation and use of the announcement content type is recommended if the site hosts a significant volume of "Announcement" type of content

Guidelines

If you need to create/edit an announcement and/or add a press release to an European Commission website page, consult the step-by-step guidelines to using the Announcement content type.

Background

There are 9 categories of announcement currently available to use on the European Commission website. These are

  • press release
  • fact sheet
  • daily news
  • speech
  • Commissioners' weekly activity
  • upcoming events
  • statement
  • news
  • weekly meeting.

Announcement content type fields that you should use include title, description, date, location. It is also possible to add an image.

Training

The Communication department organises regular Content management system training sessions.

Fill out the training request form to register your interest.

Contact and support

If you require further assistance, please contact:

Comm Europa Management

European Commission
DG Communication 
Unit B.3 
Europa Web Communication 

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