EU branded harmonised websites host general information about the EU in a specific area and/or for a wide target audience, which does not need specific knowledge of the EU Institutions to navigate the site (in all EU official languages).
The EU branded harmonised websites use the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:
|0.||Global banner (provided by Webtools)|
|Site header||1.||EU identity (logo)|
|Local footer||12.||Site name|
|13.||Content owner details|
|Corporate footer||15.||Site logo|
|16.||Contact, social media and legal navigation|
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.