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).
The specific detailed rules for EC-branded core websites are described in detail in the Core template section of the ECL.
By end of 2020, all Commission websites must implement the new design components.
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Europa Web Communication 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:
|0.||Global banner (provided by Webtools)|
|Site header||1.||EC identity (logo)|
|Local footer||9.||Site name|
|10.||Content owner details|
|Corporate footer||12.||Service navigation|