Page tree


Use the Publication content type to publish a group of files that belong together on a single page or to provide users with a summary of a file, before they can download it.

Rules site:

  • use for files with annexes, multiple related files, links to OP, large files split up in multiple chapters, etc
  • do not use for links to EUR-Lex

other EC branded websites:

Implementation and use of the publication content type is recommended if the site hosts a significant volume of relevant content


You should use the Publication content type if you need to publish a group of files (or documents) that belong together on

Read these guidelines to find out when you should create a publication and when not. If in doubt, use the File content type. A publication can always be created at a later stage.

If you need to create a publication, consult the step-by-step guidelines to using the publication content type. 


A publication page allows for structured details about the group of files, such as date, summary, related pages, to be displayed together with the files. A publication page facilitates ease of access and understanding about groups of files.

Publications are displayed in the European Commission website's list view here: and can also appear simultaneously on generic Commission website pages, department pages, policy pages, law pages and research area pages.

If your files are not already available in the CMS, the File content type should be used to create the files that need to be available for download from a publication page first.

Fields that you should fill in the Publication content type include title, summary, date of publication, and the name of the department or person publishing the files. The relevant file nodes should also be added.


DG Communication 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 

  • No labels

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.