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As defined, EC branded Standardised websites host thematic content detailing, for example, policies for which the owner DG/Agency is responsible. They are separate technical instances.


The EC-branded standardised websites use the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

Standardised websites template

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Mandatory elements

Optional elements
Global banner
The global banner is the official EU stamp; the content on Europa comes genuinely from the EU

Standardised site header

the standardised site header should be on every page. It communicates the European Commission brand and provides basic structure and guidance

the European Commission logo linking to:

class name

site name

language select

Europa search form


Standardised page header
The page header is composed of several mandatory and optional elements
Page title




Standardised footer
The standardised footer should be on every page. It provides supplementary information such as copyright, legal, privacy, social media, contact information and links to other important sections within the European Commission ecosystem.

site name

content owner details

class name

corporate name

service navigation

legal navigation

DG- related service navigation

DG-related navigation

Contact and support

Need further assistance on this topic? Please contact the team in charge of Europa DomainComm Europa Management.

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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.