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  • Core websites 
  • Standardised websites
    • give details of policies for which the DG/Executive agency is responsible
    • are strongly aligned with the core sites to provide seamless navigation between core and standardised sites
  • Harmonised websites
    • address specific communication needs, and as a result, have specific content and technical needs, e.g. Campaign websites; Event websites; Blogs; Network websites; Partnership websites; Information systems; Internal policy websites

Branding

All European Commission websites are either

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All European Commission websites must be hosted on the 'europa.eu' domain and implement the global banner webtool.

Exceptions:

  • for promotional purposes a ‘.eu’ web address can be reserved, registered and redirected to the website hosted on the ‘europa.eu’ domain. See Promotional and Short URLs
  • exceptionally, where a site is jointly owned with a third party, it may be hosted outside the ‘europa.eu’ domain. The address should be decided on with the third party, with preference given to the top-level domain ‘.eu’. DG Comm must validate this choice

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European Commission websites are all websites owned by one of the European Commission departments (Directorates-General and , Executive Agencies and Service Departments).

Website

A website is a collection of related web pages

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A webpage is any content encoded in a hypertext formatted document (e.g. HTML). A webpage regroups web assets needed to convey an editorial message and the means to display it correctly.

We can identify two main types of webpages:

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