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Definition

The EC branded core website, also known as the European Commission website hosts general information shared by many different websites or departments and serve serves as hubs for onward navigation to further thematic content and/or specific services such as web information systems (databases).

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Rules

The components that will be available in EC branded core website uses the components of the Europa Components Library comprise:

  1.   Mandatory – ECL components that must be used.
  2.   Recommended – the ECL provides recommended components. There can be exceptions, i.e. requirements that go beyond the ECL – for example, on campaigns.
  3.   Contextual – elements that may or may not feature on a page, depending on the communication and/or functional needs – for example Login. Where the element features, use the ECL component.

On EC-branded core websites, the following specific rules apply:

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Element/component

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Rule

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A.

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Header

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A1

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Global banner

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Mandatory

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A2

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EC identity

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Mandatory

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A3

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Language select

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Mandatory

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A4

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Search box

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Mandatory

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A5

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Class name

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n/a

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A6

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Site name

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n/a

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A7

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Breadcrumb

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Mandatory

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A8

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Login

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Contextual

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A9

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Menu bar

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n/a

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Core sites use the navigation system, ie no menu is needed

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Element/component

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Core

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Notes and link to Europa components library

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B.

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Footer

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B1

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Site name

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Mandatory

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B2

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Content owner details

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Mandatory

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B3

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Class names

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Mandatory

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B4

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Service navigation

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Mandatory

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B5

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Legal navigation

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Mandatory

Contact and support

If you require further assistance, please contact:

Comm Europa Management

European Commission
DG Communication 
Unit B.3 
Europa Web Communication (ECL) as this template shows:

EC branded core website template

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EC branded core website anatomy table


SectionNo.componentCore template
Site header0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

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1.EC identity (logo)

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2.Language switcher

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.3Search form

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Page header4.Breadcrumb

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5.Meta

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6.Page title

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7.Thumbnail

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8.Introduction

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Local footer9.Site name

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10.Content owner details

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11.Sitemap

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Corporate footer12.Service navigation

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13.Legal navigation

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Contact and support

Need further assistance on this topic? Please contact the team in charge of the Europa domainComm Europa Management.