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Top-level architecture

The top-level architecture of the European Commission website comprises 15 thematic classes.  The classes are the highest level of menu labels, giving access to all information provided on the EC branded web presence.

The classes are:

Process to define the 15 classes

The structure of the EC branded web presence is based on extensive external user research with stakeholders (DGs and people using EC websites) between September 2014 and February 2015.

See Process to define the 15 classes: original research for more information on the class definition process.

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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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.