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Background

The inter-institutional site (https://europa.eu/european-union/), also known as the EU website, is the core website of the EU branded web presence.

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 
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 EU website.

GOVERNANCE

The EU website is owned by DG Communication. 

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.

Design

The EU branded core website must follow general rules on logos and icons and specific EU branded design rules?

It must comply with accessibility rules.

Development

Core websites must be built using Europa Web Publishing Platform.

Legal aspects

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

Contact and support

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

 


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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.