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EC branded standardised websites host thematic content detailingsuch as policies for which the owner DG/Agency is responsible.

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Blogs: regularly updated websites dedicated to publishing general features and news items about specific European Commission activities, from an individual perspective or via a corporate (DG/Agency-managed) newsletter/magazine.

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.

RulesRules

The EC branded standardised and harmonised website uses the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

EC branded standardised and harmonised websites templates

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EC branded standardised and harmonised anatomy table

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0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

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Site header1.EC identity (logo)
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2. Login
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3.Language switcher
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4.Search form
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5. Class name
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6.Site name
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7. Menu
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Page header8.Breadcrumb

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9.Meta
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10.Page title
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11.Thumbnail
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Local footer13.Site name
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14.Content owner details
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15.Sitemap
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17.DG-related navigation
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18.Class names
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Corporate footer19.Site logo
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21.Service navigation
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22.Legal navigation

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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.

This category is an exception and there is no imposed design template. However, we strongly recommend to pay particular attention to:

  • the partnership website header: it is recommended to have the site name next to the partnership logo in the header
  • the partnership website footer: the logos of all partners including the European Commission should be displayed at the same level

Contact and support

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

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