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The EU branded core website, also known as the inter-institutional website is the first entry point for information and services provided by the EU, a hub that links to EU institutions and agencies web presence. 


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 EU branded core website uses the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

EU branded core website template

EU branded core website anatomy table

SectionNo.componentCore template

0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

Site header1.EC identity (logo)

2.Language switcher

3.Search form


Page header5.Breadcrumb

 9except homepage)


7.Page title

 (except homepage)


 (requires introduction)


Footer10.Site logo

11.Content owner details

12.Contact, social media and legal navigation

13.EU institutions

Contact and support

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