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Definition

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).

Rules

The EU branded harmonised websites use the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

EU branded harmonised websites template

EU branded harmonised websites anatomy table

SectionNo.componentHarmonised template

0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

Site header1.EC identity (logo)

2.Login

3.Language switcher

4.Search form

5.Site name

6.Menu

Page header7.Breadcrumb

  (except homepage)

8.Meta

9.Page title

 (except homepage)

10.Thumbnail

 (requires introduction)

11.Introduction

Local footer12.Site name

13.Content owner details

14.DG-related navigation

Corporate footer15.Site logo

16.Contact, social media and legal navigation

17.EU institutions

Contact and support

Need further assistance on this topic? Please contact the team in charge of the Europa domainComm Europa Management.

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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. More information about the web guide.