As defined, Core websites aim to minimise the duplication of content across the institutions’ web presence and provide access to information in a user-friendly way. They host general information shared by many different websites or departments and serve as hubs for onward navigation to further thematic content and/or specific services such as web information systems (databases).
By end of 2020, all Commission websites must implement the new design components.
The components that will be available in the Europa Components Library comprise:
On EC-branded core websites, the following specific rules apply:
Core sites use the navigation system, ie no menu is needed
Notes and link to Europa components library
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Europa Web Communication
The Europa Web Guide is the official rulebook for the European Commission's web presence, covering editorial, legal, technical, visual and contractual aspects.
All European Commission web sites must observe the rules and guidelines it contains.
Web practitioners are invited to observe its contents and keep abreast of updates. More information about the web guide.