All LIFE projects are required to have a web presence (either a dedicated website, or as part of an existing website). It should provide details of the project's objectives, actions, progress and results, and it should feature the LIFE logo (and Natura 2000 logo for projects in Natura 2000 sites).
The website needs to be online within 6 months of the start of the project and should be updated regularly. The beneficiary is obliged to keep the website online for 5 years after the project ends.
- LIFE and Natura 2000 logos
- Principles of good design:10 golden rules in accessible web design
Examples of effective project websites:
Also known as on-site panels or interpretation boards, noticeboards describing the project should be displayed in strategic places accessible to the public.
The LIFE logo should always appear on them. For projects which take place in Natura 2000 sites or promote the Natura 2000 network, the Natura 2000 logo should also appear.
If your project receives funding from the LIFE programme, you must display the LIFE logo in all your communication on the project, e.g. on websites, social media and noticeboards, in print material and presentations.
The logo colours are:
- Blue: #004494; C 100, M 80, Y 0, K 0; R 0, G 68, B 148
- Yellow: #ffed00; C 0, M 0, Y 100, K 0; R 255, G 237, B 0
Whenever possible, the logo should be accompanied with the following text: 'The [project name] project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.' or an equivalent translation.
Following the challenges of dispatching stickers and flags during the pandemic, we are setting up a new system of distribution:
- All LIFE19 and LIFE20 projects will receive 2 LIFE flags and a set of stickers per project in the coming months. There is no need to send a dedicated request.
- A limited number of LIFE flags and stickers are also available for projects from previous years, to increase the visibility of the EU funding. To request them, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects are obliged to network with other LIFE and/or non-LIFE projects.
Networking activities can include visits, meetings, information exchange, and/or other such activities with an appropriate number of other relevant LIFE projects (ongoing or completed).
It may also include similar exchanges with other non-LIFE projects and/or participation in information platforms related to the project objectives (including at international level where justified).
Examples of effective networking
You can also send an email to CINEA-COMMUNICATION-LIFE@ec.europa.eu to inform us about your news or provide any material you may have (press releases, photos, videos, graphics, etc.)
As of 25 May 2018, anyone who collects or in any way uses for professional purposes personal data of individuals must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Further advice and guidance
- How to communicate your LIFE project: watch the recording of our webinar
- 8 top tips for communicating your project: