- 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
All European Commission websites are either
All European Commission websites must be hosted on the 'europa.eu' domain and implement the global banner webtool.
- 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
European Commission websites are all websites owned by one of the European Commission departments (Directorates-General and , Executive Agencies and Service Departments).
A website is a collection of related web pages
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: