Webmasters must apply the following criteria to reduce the risk of sensitive information from being made widely available on Europa websites.

The criteria should be applied to whatever media is used (text file, picture, movie) and concerns all the information published directly by the Commission services as well as indirectly by service providers/partners.

Do not publish

Limited publishing


An editorial workflow has been built into the Content Management Systems of the European Commission website and the interinstitutional EU website. This workflow allows site owners more control over their web content by providing them with a mechanism to create, review and validate content before it is published.

DG Communication strongly recommends that a similar pre-publication mechanism and workflow be built into any new website created by a European Commission department. This will allow for greater control over content before its publication as well as go towards ensuring that any potentially sensitive information will be automatically reviewed and validated before its release.

Contact and support

If you require further assistance, please contact:

Comm Europa Management

European Commission
DG Communication 
Unit B.3 
Europa Web Communication