By end of 2020, all Commission websites must implement the new design components.
The components that will be available in the Europa Components Library comprise:
- Mandatory – ECL components that must be used.
- Recommended – the ECL provides recommended components. There can be exceptions, i.e. requirements that go beyond the ECL – for example, on campaigns.
- Contextual – elements that may or may not feature on a page, depending on the communication and/or functional needs – for example Login. Where the element features, use the ECL component.
On EC-branded core websites, the following specific rules apply: