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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

Warning

By end of 2020, all Commission websites must implement the new design components.

The specific detailed rules for EC-branded core websites, are described in detail in the Core template section of the ECL. 

Contact and support

If you require further assistance, please contact:

Comm Europa Management

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Rules

The core sites are owned and managed exclusively by DG COMM and the template is provided for information (only). DGs are not supposed to use it. The EC branded core website uses the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

EC branded core website template

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EC branded core website anatomy table


SectionNo.ElementsCore template

0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

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Site header1.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.