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Background

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The EU branded core website also known as inter-institutional site (https://european-union.europa.eu

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 is the

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official website of the

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The site

  • hosts stable, core information, in simple and plain language
  • is managed by the European Commission on behalf of the other EU institutions and bodies
  • has a thematic structure    
  • serves as a hub for onward navigation to further content 

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European Union. It is a good starting point if you are looking for information and services provided by the EU but you don't know your way around our sites.

It provides:

  • basic information on how the EU works
  • links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies
  • EU law
  • documents and publications
  • the latest EU news and events
  • fully multilingual content

See europa.eu/european-union/ for more.

Maintenance

A web team in DG Communication Europa Web Communication Unit (COMM B3)

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manages the EU core site on behalf of all EU institutions. They are responsible for the presentation, daily maintenance, and longer term planning of the EU

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core site.

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Governance

The inter-institutional EU website is owned by DG Communication

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DATA PROTECTION

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, under the supervision of the Inter-institutional Online Communication Committee (EU login required).

Data Protection

DG Communication is the data controller and responsible for content and data.

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Rules

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Design

The

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Design

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inter-institutional EU website must align with the EU branded website design and follows general rules on logos and icons

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It must comply

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with accessibility rules.

Content

The content follows the writing guidelines and is translated according to the language policy.

Development

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The inter-institutional EU website is developed using the Europa Web Publishing Platform.

Legal aspects

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The inter-institutional EU website must comply

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with the rules regarding Privacy, security and legal notices.

Contact and support

Need If you require further assistance on this topic? Please contact the team in charge of Europa Domain Management (EU Login required)

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, please contact: Comm Europa Management.