Communicate and raise EU visibility
As a beneficiary of EU support, one of your legal obligations is to acknowledge EU funding and display the EU emblem in all your information and communication material.
Communication plays a key role in making the public aware of the added value brought by combining private/national funds with European support to deliver high quality projects.
We feel that this should not be a burden to you as a beneficiary, but rather something which you have planned beforehand and are ready to execute at every step of your project's implementation.
EU Style Guide
If you are creating a communication deliverable (report, banner, website) on behalf of CINEA then you should make sure that it complies to the European Commission visual identity.
Funding emblem and guidelines
The EU emblem is the single most important visual brand used to acknowledge the origin and ensure the visibility of EU funding.
All beneficiaries, managing authorities and implementing partners of EU funding must use the EU emblem in their communication to acknowledge the support received under EU programmes. An important obligation in this context is the correct and prominent display of the EU emblem, in combination with a simple funding statement, mentioning the EU support.
Specific guidelines as well as ready-made templates have been developed by the European Commission.
Download a ready-made acknowledgment of EU funding
To make this task easier, the European Commission has prepared a number of linguistic versions of the acknowledgment in horizontal as well as vertical formats.
How to display the acknowledgment of EU funding
Publications & dissemination material
|Type of communication||Placement of logo / guidelines for use|
|Website & Social media account|
|Brochure, information leaflet, factsheet, newsletter, poster|
|Report & internal project publication|
|Power Point or other graphical presentation|
|Video & animation|
|Before / during the works||Billboard/signage erected on site||Must contain funding statement and EU emblem|
|After the works||Permanent commemorative plaque or billboard/signage||Must contain funding statement and EU emblem|
The LIFE Programme has its own communication requirements and obligations. You can check the dedicated page to know how the LIFE flag and acknowledgement of funding should be used in all communications.
Please use a disclaimer whenever using the funding logo.
The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of (name of the implementing partner) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.
Slightly modified versions of this disclaimer may be used - get in touch with us!
Share your success stories
Get in touch with us about your success stories. We are always looking for great projects to promote through our various channels (website, social media, publications, events,...) and yours might just be the one!
Drop us a line if you have reached or will reach soon a significant milestone. Let us know if you plan events, conferences, inaugurations, social media campaigns - in short anything with communication potential.
We can work together to reach a much wider audience, augmenting the message that EU support helps deliver quality results for everyone in the EU.
Connect on social media
Social media are the new way of communicating quickly and to tailored audiences, building communities that can be kept up to date at a moment's notice. Connect with our various programmes and initiatives on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
We manage the following Twitter accounts – just pick the one closest to your activities!
Some of our programmes and initiatives are also active on Facebook
We have a main YouTube Channel where we feature the videos that we have produced on a variety of topics. Follow us and send us the links to your videos!
Additionally, we also manage the following channels:
Look for the LIFE Programme on Instagram.