European Commission websites:
If a business need cannot be addressed by any of the corporate tools and services then a justified request to approve a tool or service may be submitted. See below.
Third-party tools tools and services are
To avoid the risks related to the use of third-party tools and services, DG Communication offers in-house maintained corporate solutions, often based on verified and approved third-party tools, which can be integrated into any CMS technology.
Europa Webtools are based on the following principles:
offer corporate out-of-the-box features
in line with corporate standards in terms of styling, accessibility, usability and cookie rules
See https://europa.eu/webtools (EU login required) for a full overview and implementation details.
Requests for improvements to a tool or service that is part of the Europa Webtools offer can be sent by email to Comm Europa Management. After assessment, your Europa account manager or the corresponding product owner will contact you.
In exceptional cases, when a duly justified business need cannot be fulfilled by corporate solutions or approved 3rd-party tools, DG Communication will start a procedure that:
Any personal data that is processed as part of any task relating to the development of the European Commission's web presence must be done so in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018.
See data protection for more info.
If you require further assistance, please contact:
Europa Web Communication
The Europa Web Guide is the official rulebook for the European Commission's web presence, covering editorial, legal, technical, visual and contractual aspects.
All European Commission web sites must observe the rules and guidelines it contains.
Web practitioners are invited to observe its contents and keep abreast of updates. Read more.