EU branding is used for online communication from EU Institutions, including the European Commission when:

EU branded websites can be:

EU branded websites ( have a different look and feel from the EC branded sites ( Informed users can make the difference. However, both brandings also share similarities in colors and style so that any user can identify both types as an official website from a European Institution.  

EU branded websites are hosted from the third level of the domain onwards and follow the EU branded websites design rules and guidelines. There are two categories of EU branded websites: