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  • Campaign website: A temporary, online communication endeavour dedicated to promoting a single or several thematically linked activities, initiatives, services or products. The website may form the online part of a broader campaign, communicated by other channels such as print and social media.
  • Event website: Similar to a campaign website, an event website's sole purpose is to advertise a specific or repeatedly occurring activity that is open to the public, organised and/or hosted by the European Commission. The website can be temporary and provide information about an event before, during and after it takes place. It can be complemented by a campaign. Event websites are only allowed for large and complex events which cannot be accommodated by the events content type.
  • Blogs: These are regularly updated websites dedicated to publishing general features and news items about specific European Commission activities, from an individual perspective or corporate (DG-Agency-managed) newsletter/magazine.
  • Network websites: Network websites are websites or platforms set up and managed by the European Commission (as a service provider) to encourage and facilitate interaction among a specific, non-EC target audience.
  • Partnership websites: A partnership website is a website where the European Commission is a co-operating partner in its creation but is not the sole owner of the information contained therein. It is a joint effort between the EC and non-EC partners in terms of concept, budget, management and maintenance and requires its own individual form of governance and custom style guides to accommodate possible co-branding.
  • Web information systems: Permanent websites providing a user-friendly interface either to generate, disclose and/or filter large and detailed amounts of data stored in different systems.
  • Internal policy websites: Websites providing information on internal working methods of the EU institutions, standards and guidelines. Resources for institutions’ employees, partners and service providers.

  • Partnership websites: when the European Commission shares the ownership of a website with one or several non-EU institution(s), it is a partnership website. The European Commission and its partners co-decide on the content and cooperate in terms of budget, maintenance and management of the website. As a result, the design is a based on an agreement between partners.