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Communication toolkit

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 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.

Funded by the EU logo
Co-funded by the European Union

How to display the acknowledgment of EU funding

Publications & dissemination material

Type of communicationPlacement of logo / guidelines for use
Website & Social media account
  • Same place on every page
  • Ideally as part of the website frame which appears on all sections
  • Landing or intro page (social media)
Brochure, information leaflet, factsheet, newsletter, poster
  • Bottom right corner of publication
  • Front or back cover
  • On white background (unless placed on a large photo or illustration as on a poster)
Report & internal project publication
  • Front cover
Power Point or other graphical presentation
  • First or last slide of a presentation or in the footer of each slide
CD-ROM, DVD
  • On label of jewel box or CD label
Video & animation
  • Intro or closing screenshot

Public Works

WHENWHATHOW
Before / during the worksBillboard/signage erected on siteMust contain funding statement and EU emblem
After the worksPermanent commemorative plaque or billboard/signageMust contain funding statement and EU emblem

Disclaimer

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.

Twitter

We manage the following Twitter accounts – just pick the one closest to your activities!

CINEA corporate account
Clean Energy
LIFE Programme
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

Facebook

Some of our programmes are also active on Facebook

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

LinkedIn

We post many news through our LinkedIn profile, so connect with us to stay informed about what we are up to.

YouTube

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:

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)