Europa Component Library (ECL)
Interaction Design (IxD)
DG COMM A3
and a bit of context
315.000.000 visitors per year. 1.000.000 per month.
ECL stands for “Europa Component Library” and it isto the design system for the whole administrative ecosystem of the European Commission.
ECL is comprised of a curated selection of elements, chosen based on the various needs of the core European Comission and EU website but also of the DGs (Directorat Generale) or other institutional bodies.
This will help all the EU institutions produce websites and web applications quickly and with a cohesive and coherent look & feel.
and my role in it
In 2018 I joined the European Commission as part of DG COMM to work on Europa Component Library.
By this time the team was already working on the second iteration of the ECL.
While there I worked on various components and was heavily involved in the production of content types. Also I managed to lead two very high impact tracks, Iconography and releasing ECL to the general public under Open Source licence. Both are still in progress, going along smoothly.