EU branding is used for online communication from EU Institutions, including the European Commission when:
EU branded websites can be:
EU branded websites (https://yourwebsite.europa.eu) have a different look and feel from the EC branded sites (https://yourwebsite.ec.europa.eu). Informed users can make the difference. However, both brandings also share similarities in colors and style so that any user can identify both types as an official website from a European Institution.
EU branded websites are hosted from the third level of the europa.eu domain onwards and follow the EU branded websites design rules and guidelines. There are two categories of EU branded websites:
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. More information about the web guide.