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  • hosts stable, core information, in simple and plain language
  • is managed by the European Commission on behalf of the other EU institutions and bodies
  • has a thematic structure    
  • serves as a hub for onward navigation to further content 

A web team in DG Communication Europa Web Communication (COMM B3) unit, in collaboration with the decentralised teams in the DGs and agencies, is responsible for the presentation, daily maintenance, and longer term planning of the EU website.


The EU website is owned by DG Communication. 


DGs are the data controller and responsible for content and data. DG COMM is responsible for the corporate tools it owns.



The content must follow the web writing guidelines and be translated according to the language policy.


The EU branded core website must follow general rules on logos and icons and specific EU branded design rules?

It must comply with accessibility rules.


Core websites must be built using Europa Web Publishing Platform.

Legal aspects

Core websites must comply with Privacy, security and legal notices.