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What is it?

The Europa Web Guide is the official rulebook for the European Commission's web presence, covering editorial, legal, technical, visual and contractual aspects.

It provides rules, guidelines and information on how to plan, design, build and maintain websites and is intended for all people working on the Commission's web presence (webmasters, internet editors, coordinators, contractors, ...).

When do its rules apply?

All rules and guidelines in the Europa Web Guide are effective from 14 October 2019, the launch date of the guide.

The guide replaces the Information Providers Guide (IPG), which has been archived. Please see the archived IPG, if you need to review previous rules and guidelines.

What's changed?

There are a few important differences between the rules and guidelines in the Europa Web Guide and those in the Information Providers Guide. See Change log for more details.

Will it be updated?

The Europa Web Guide is a living document that will continue to be updated as the European Commission's web presence evolves. It will be updated soon to feature mandatory Europa Component Library elements. On average, there will be two new versions of the Europa Web Guide a year.

You will be notified when a new version is released.

How can I get in touch?

The Europa Web Guide was compiled by DG Communication (Europa Web Communication – Unit B3). Details of whom to contact with enquiries are provided at the bottom of each page in the guide.

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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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.