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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)

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 HaDEA 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.

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


How to display the acknowledgment of EU funding

Publications & dissemination material

Type of communication Placement 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
  • On label of jewel box or CD label
Video & animation
  • Intro or closing screenshot

Public Works

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


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!