Harmonised templates

Page header


From release 3.3 onwards, the individual templates (Core, Standardised & Harmonised) can be found on the ECL as configurations of the structurally merged components (Site header, Page header & Footer), which now have a single, dedicated page. Concurrently, the EWG (Europa Web Guide) has also been updated to better accommodate information regarding the optionality of components & elements per site type. Please follow the corresponding links found in the table below for more information.

Knowledge baseNew location
EWG (Europa web guide)Guidelines for EC branded Harmonised websites - Page header(s)
ECL (Europa component library)EC Page header component - Harmonised config.

The Harmonised group 1 page header gives context and confidence to the users so they understand what the page is about, to be placed just below the Site header.


Breadcrumboptionalbreadcrumb component provides information on the page and its relationship to the site's hierarchy and structure
Metaoptionalmetadata related with the content of the page
Page titleyestitle of the page
Introductionoptionalshort description of the page


  • make sure the pages contain all the elements in the anatomy table above


  • don't use more than one Page header per page

When to use

  • always use a Page header when building your page

When not to use

  • do not follow these guidelines when you are updating sites that fall under the Standardised or Core category