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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.

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

EC branded standardised and harmonised websites templates

Standardised websites templateHarmonised websites template

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EC branded standardised and harmonised anatomy table

SectionNo.componentStandardised templateHarmonised tempate

0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

Site header1.EC identity (logo)

2. Login

3.Language switcher

4.Search form

5. Class name

6.Site name

7. Menu

Page header8.Breadcrumb

  (except homepage)

  (except homepage)

9.Meta

10.Page title

 (except homepage)

 (except homepage)

11.Thumbnail

 (requires introduction)

 (requires introduction)

12.Introduction

Local footer13.Site name

14.Content owner details

15.Sitemap

16.DG-related service navigation

17.DG-related navigation

18.Class names

Corporate footer19.Site logo

21.Service navigation

22.Legal navigation

Partnership

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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 amongst the harmonised websites as and there is no imposed design template. However, we strongly recommend to pay particular attention to:

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