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The European Commission website is the core website of the EC branded web presence.

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      • provide the political context to the Commission’s work
      • present the Commission's political priorities 
      • present the Commission's political leadership
      • feature news by the Spokesperson’s Service 
Maintenance

DG Communication is responsible for the presentation, daily maintenance, and longer-term planning of the political websites.

Governance

Governance of these 2 entities is ensured by:

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      • information about how the Commission functions (About the European Commission)
      • high-level contextual content 

      • access to detailed information on policies, funding, legislation, etc...possibly hosted on other websites

Maintenance

A web team in DG Communication Europa Web Communication (COMM B3) unit, in collaboration with the decentralised teams in the DGs and agencies, is responsible for the presentation, daily maintenance, and longer term planning of the info website.

Governance

This website is owned by DG Communication. Its content is co-managed by DG Communication and DGs to level 3 of the website's architecture.

Data protection

DGs are the data controller and responsible for content and data. DG COMM is responsible for the corporate tools it owns.

Rules

Content

The content must follow the web writing guidelines and be translated according to the language policy.

A specific governance applies for content hosted on the info site.

Design

The EC branded Core website must follow general rules on logos and icons and specific EC branded core websites design rules.

They must comply with accessibility rules.

Development

Core websites must be built using Europa Web Content Management System

Legal aspects

Core websites must comply with Privacy, security and legal notices.

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