The EC branded core website, also known as the European Commission website hosts general information shared by many different websites or departments and serves as hubs for onward navigation to further thematic content and/or specific services such as web information systems (databases).
The core sites are owned and managed exclusively by DG COMM and the template is provided for information (only). DGs are not supposed to use them. The EC branded core website uses the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:
|0.||Global banner (provided by Webtools)|
|Site header||1.||EC identity (logo)|
|Local footer||9.||Site name|
|10.||Content owner details|
|Corporate footer||12.||Service navigation|
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.