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Where possible we recommend the use of ECL components, while acknowledging that some sites in this category may have specific requirements. 

We distinguish have identified three groups of harmonised sites:

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Group 3

  • Partnership websites 

Rules

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Warning

By end of 2020, all Commission websites must implement the new design components.

Harmonised websites Group 1

Web information systems

Definition: Permanent websites providing a user-friendly interface to generate, disclose and/or filter large, detailed amounts of data stored in different systems. 

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Scope: Network websites follow design principles close to those for core and standardised sites. 


Internal policy websites

Definition: Websites providing information on internal working methods of the EU institutions, standards and guidelines. Resources for institutions’ employees, partners and service providers.

Scope: Internal policy websites follow design principles close to those for core and standardised sites.


The components available in the Europa Components Library are categorised as follows:

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 Ref.

Element/component

Rule

Notes

B.

Local footer – grey

B1

Site name

Mandatory


B2

Content owner details

Mandatory


B3

Service navigation

Contextual


B4

DG-related navigation

Contextual


B5

Class names

Mandatory


C.

Corporate footer

 


C1

Site name

Mandatory


C2

Service navigation

Mandatory


C3

Legal navigation

Mandatory

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Harmonised websites Group 2

Event website

Definition: An event website's sole purpose is to advertise a specific or repeatedly occurring activity that is open to the public, organised and/or hosted by the European Commission. The website can be temporary and provide information about an event before, during and after it takes place. It can be complemented by a campaign. Event websites are only allowed for large and complex events that cannot be accommodated by the events content type.

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 Ref.

Element/component

Rule

Notes

B.

Local footer

B1

Site name

Contextual


B2

Content owner details

Mandatory



B3

Service navigation

Contextual


B4

Related information

n/a


B5

Class names

n/a


C.

Corporate footer

 


C1

Site name

Mandatory


C2

Service navigation

Mandatory


C3

Legal navigation

Mandatory


Foundations

Grid

Recommended


Colours

Recommended

Use only EC colour specifications available in the ECL

Typography

Recommended

Apply the typographic guidelines available in the ECL

Spacing

Recommended

Apply spacing rules explained in the ECL

Icons

Contextual

Where icons feature, use commonly-used icons from the ECL.

Images

 

Contextual

Other components

Contextual

Content

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Harmonised websites Group 3

Partnership websites

Definition: A partnership website is a website where the European Commission is a cooperating partner in its creation but is not the sole owner of the information contained therein. It is a joint effort between the EC and non-EC partners in terms of concept, budget, management and maintenance and requires its own individual form of governance and custom style guides to accommodate possible co-branding.

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