Standardised template



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 Standardised websites - Footer(s)
ECL (Europa component library)EC Footer component - Standardised config.

The standardised footer is displayed at the bottom of every page in the website within the EC ecosystem. Corporate footer section is mandatory.


Customised footernoyes
Corporate footeryesno


  • make sure the pages contain all the elements in the anatomy table above
  • group items together in the local content and place under a title (such as "Contact us", "Related sites") if they can be grouped, otherwise use without title


  • don't use more than one footer per page

When to use

  • always use a footer when building your page

When not to use

  • do not follow these guidelines when you are updating sites that fall under a different category of the Europa family