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The European Commission website is the core website of the EC branded web presence.

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      • provide the political context to the Commission’s work
      • present the Commission's political priorities 
      • present the Commission's political leadership
      • feature news by the Spokesperson’s Service 
Maintenance

DG Communication is responsible for the presentation, daily maintenance, and longer-term planning of the political websites.

Governance

Governance of these 2 entities is ensured by:

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ec.europa.eu/info provides information and services to facilitate stakeholders’ interaction with the European Commission. It is organised in 15 thematic classes and contains 

      • information about how the Commission functions (About the European Commission)
      • high-level contextual content 

      • access to detailed information on policies, funding, legislation, etc...possibly hosted on other websites

Maintenance

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 info websitethe European Commission website.

Governance

This website is owned by DG Communication. Its content is co-managed by DG Communication and DGs to level 3 of the website's architectureThe Europa Web Communication Unit in the Directorate-General for Communication (COMM B3) is the owner of this website and is responsible for the management of the site as the container of the content, the editorial coordination, its design, technical maintenance, longer-term planning, as well as daily maintenance on levels 0-3. From level 4 onwards, various Commission services are responsible as content owners. For core and horizontal content, special arrangements may apply among several content owners, usually representing central services. More details can be found in the ARES note on the Commission’s core site governance.

Data protection

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

Rules

Content

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

A specific governance applies for content hosted on the info siteEuropan Commission website.

Design

The EC branded Core website must follow general design rules on logos and guidelines and icons and specific EC branded core websites design rules.

They must comply with accessibility rules.

Development

Core websites must be built using Europa Web Content Management SystemPublishing Platform.

Legal aspects

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

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