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  • are the default solution to host DG specific content (policy), unless they have a specific communication purpose, such as a campaign, event, blog, network website, partnership website (see EC branded Harmonised websites)
  • are strongly aligned with the core sites to provide seamless navigation between core and standardised sites
  • Web information systems are permanent websites providing a user-friendly interface to generate, disclose and/or filter large, detailed amounts of data stored in different systems. These websites must also use the EC branded standardised websites design template.


The first element of the breadcrumb must always be labelled 'Home' and must link to the homepage of the actual site where the current user page is located. The home page is followed by its child pages, e.g. Home > 1st level of the website > 2nd level > page title. Breadcrumbs should NOT be displayed on the homepage of a site. 

Usability testing has proven that it is better to put the label 'Home' rather than the name of the site because it is: