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Use the Page content type to publish general content that cannot be presented on the European Commission website using the other available content types.


The Contact content type must be used to publish contact details about a person or organisation.

Any generic page appearing in the first 3 levels of a class must be translated into all official EU languages. From level 4 downwards, please consult the language policy.

other EC branded websites:

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


If you need to create/edit a content page or navigation page on the European Commission website, consult the content types guidelines


The European Commission website is largely comprised of generic pages either in the form of navigation pages (which display blocks directing the user to sub-pages) or simple content pages with sub-headings.

Page content type fields that should be filled in include most fields found under the Content, Related, Background and Page Architecture tabs in the top left menu bar.

A simple content page can be enhanced by using it in combination with the following content types, if required:

  • File
  • Publication
  • Announcement
  • Timeline
  • Contact
  • Event
  • Featured item


DG Communication organises regular Content management system training sessions.

Contact and support

Need further assistance on this topic? Please contact the team in charge of Europa Domain Management (EU Login required).

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