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Webmaster

Each DG appoints a EUROPA coordinator and has one (or more) webmaster(-s) responsible for the technical aspects of site management.

 

Description

The role of the webmaster is to:

  • Manage the websites run by the DG
  • Create HTML pages, in compliance with the IPG
  • Carry out systematic technical quality control before publishing each new or updated page
  • Provide technical advice within the DG on web issues (in particular compliance with the IPG)

Person who manages a website. Responsible for the HW/SW of the web server. Also publishes web content on the site if content providers do not have access rights.

 
 

Activities/Tasks

The tasks of the webmaster are to:

  • Ensure site development (HW, technology, etc.)
  • Administer the site’s web server
  • Ensure the security of the Internet/intranet servers
  • Verify the site’s integrity and consistency (broken links …)
  • Support accessibility and searches (load balancing, indexation …)
  • Improve the site’s audience statistics (search engines)
  • Check site statistics
  • Technical quality control before publishing each new or updated page
  • Advise the DG on web technology matters

Access requests for publishing on EUROPA staging and production server

 
 

Skills

Webmasters has to have following skills:

  • Knowledge of HTML, XML/XSL
  • Structure and organisation of the website
  • Operating systems (Windows NT, Unix, Linux)
  • Networks and Internet protocols
  • Plan and manage the back-end infrastructure of a website
  • Security systems (Firewalls, Encryption, access control, back-up systems …)
  • RDBMS, WWW Technology (ODBC/JDBC …)
  • Knowledge of administrative regulations IPG guide
 
 

EUROPA coordinators and webmasters

Each DG appoints a EUROPA coordinator and has one (or more) webmasters responsible for the technical aspects of site management.

The role of the EUROPA coordinator is to:

  • Coordinate all the websites managed by the DG and ensure consistency across them.
  • Closely follow developments regarding EUROPA and the rules for publishing on it and keep the relevant colleagues in their DG informed of this.
  • Inform the EUROPA team (DG COMM) as soon as the DG plans any new or updated web pages on EUROPA, to check feasibility, compliance with existing rules and how the pages can be suitably integrated into EUROPA.
  • Check the quality of the sites produced by the DG before publication.
  • Act as the sole contact person in their DG for the EUROPA team (DG COMM).

The role of the webmaster is to:

  • Manage the websites run by the DG
  • Create HTML pages, in compliance with the IPG
  • Carry out systematic technical quality control before publishing each new or updated page
  • Provide technical advice within the DG on web issues (in particular compliance with the IPG)

Each Directorate-General and department shall formally nominate the person(s) responsible for the website of the Directorate-General or department as its representative(s) to the EUROPA Forum.

Please, notify EUROPA Management of any changes to the list.

 
 

Meetings and training

EUROPA webmasters have regular meetingsRestricted area: This link points to internal pages and may not work if you are browsing as an external user..

Training materials are available in the Training sectionRestricted area: This link points to internal pages and may not work if you are browsing as an external user..