DGs and executive agencies have similarities in the topics covered on their websites: news, events, surveys, or policy are common items to many websites.
These topics are types of content. This section aims at listing the rules (following "must" in the text) and the recommendations (following "should" in the text) that DGs and executive agencies have to comply in order to create high quality websites. Following the types of content rules and recommendations helps:
The Commission’s web experience uses templates (content types) to:
However, content types will not be available for all items of a website nor on all platforms (CMS). It is still strongly recommended to display content in a consistent way as described in this section when the content type is not available. When there is one for a specific type of content, we will refer to it in this section.
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.