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 EC branded core website uses the components of the Europa Components Library (ECL) as this template shows:

EC branded core website template

EC branded core website anatomy table

SectionNo.componentCore template
Site header0.Global banner (provided by Webtools)

1.EC identity (logo)

2.Language switcher

.3Search form

Page header4.Breadcrumb


6.Page title

 (except homepage)


 (requires introduction)


Local footer9.Site name

10.Content owner details


Corporate footer12.Service navigation

13.Legal navigation

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