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Communication and GDPR rules

Communication is an important part of EU-funded projects. LIFE programme beneficiaries have a number of obligatory and recommended communication requirements which are listed in detail below.


All LIFE projects are required to have a web presence (usually dedicated webpages as part of an existing website, or in justified cases a stand-alone 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. We encourage projects to keep it online after the end of the project to maximize impacts.

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.

LIFE logo & funding statement

Communication activities of the beneficiaries related to the action (including media relations, conferences, seminars, information material, such as brochures, leaflets, posters, presentations, etc., in electronic form, via traditional or social media, etc.), dissemination activities and any infrastructure, equipment, vehicles, supplies or major result funded by the grant must acknowledge EU support and display the LIFE flag and funding statement "Co-funded by the European Union" (translated into local languages, where appropriate)

EN Co-funded by the EU
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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

Natura 2000 logo


Please use a disclaimer whenever using the funding logo.

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


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

Social media

We also encourage you to share news and stories about your LIFE project with us through our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

You can also send an email to CINEA-COMMUNICATION-LIFEatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (CINEA-COMMUNICATION-LIFE[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) to inform us about your news or provide any material you may have (press releases, photos, videos, graphics, etc.)

Social media - #LIFEAmplifiers

Become a #LIFEAmplifier!

As a #LIFEAmplifier, our digitally-savvy LIFE projects will spread the word about LIFE's Programme's news, events and press releases while inspiring other LIFE projects to do the same. And we will promote your project on our social media channels, helping you reach a wider audience.

Join the campaign: Make your voice heard. Become a #LIFEAmplifier

Social media templates for projects and partners

Social media ready-to-be posted messages

At the end of your project

At the end of a LIFE-funded project, beneficiaries have to:

  • Present the results of their project in a Layman's report, and
  • Set out, in the After-LIFE plan, how they will continue to communicate the results after the end of the project.

Data protection

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).

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