The principal purpose of a department page is to help people understand what the European Commission is and does.
It provides purely corporate information and should not be deployed as a homepage or landing page for policy information.
All department pages for the European Commission's 53 departments and executive agencies have already been created using the department content type on the EC branded core website. Therefore, there is no need to create a new Department page, simply refer to the existing page on the core site. Departments are listed in the 'Departments and Executive Agencies' list view of the European Commission website.
You must observe the following governance rules when editing or updating a department page.
Human Resources (HR)
Secretariat-General (SG) and
are responsible for creating and updating all of the above, including:
A department page must be made available in all official EU languages. Remember to re-translate all affected pages when updated. See more on how to request a translation.
When you open a department page, you will see the following structure.
Each department page follows this structure. The order cannot be changed. Nevertheless, depending on the type of department, each section might look different on another department page.
If you need to edit a department page, consult DG Comm's Department content type guidelines.
A department page responds to 2 user tasks identified as part of extensive research in 2013/14.
A department page contains dedicated information about a department or executive agency's:
DG Communication organises regular Content management system training sessions.
Fill out the training request form to register your interest.
If you require further assistance, please contact:
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.