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The EC branded core website, also known as the European Commission website hosts general information shared by many different websites or departments and serves as hubs for onward navigation to further thematic content and/or specific services such as web information systems (databases).


The core sites are owned and managed exclusively by DG COMM and the template is provided for information (only). DGs are not supposed to use it. The EC branded core website uses the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

EC branded core website template

EC branded core website anatomy table

SectionNo.ElementsCore template

0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

Site header1.EC identity (logo)

2.Language switcher

.3Search form

Page header4.Breadcrumb


6.Page title

 (except homepage)


 (requires introduction)


Local footer9.Site name

10.Content owner details


Corporate footer12.Service navigation

13.Legal navigation

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Important note: On 19 June 2023 public content on the Europa Web Guide is migrating to the EC core website, while restricted pages are moving to SharePoint.
Once the migration is complete, please update any links to the guide in your documentation or intranet pages accordingly.

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.