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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)

Publicity guidelines & logos

Acknowledge EU funding

As a beneficiary of CEF funding, one of your legal obligations is to acknowledge EU funding and display the EU emblem in all your information and communication material (Article II.7 of the CEF Grant Agreement).

How to acknowledge EU funding?

Display the EU emblem + write ‘Co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union’.

Download the EU emblem

Please follow the guidelines on the use of the EU emblem in the context of EU funding and apply the graphical rules. The text can be displayed to the right, to the left, bottom or up, depending on your needs. There is a choice amongst several fonts to write the text.

Ready-made acknowledgment of EU funding

To make this task easier, we have created a number of linguisitic versions of the acknowledgment that you might download from the table below. Here after two examples in English for the two types of logo:

Square Horizontal
Co-financed CEF square


Co-financed CEF hor



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

When What How
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!

Social Media

We have prepared a handy social media guide in case you would like to explore the communication possibilities of services such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on. 

Being on social media is not compulsory, but if you decide to be present then please consult this guide and keep us in the loop of all your actions with relevance to the CEF projects that you manage!

Need more help?

You will find some useful advice on how to plan the communication for your project in the Communicating CEF projects guidelines.

You can also HADEA-COMMUNICATIONatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Help%20with%20Publicity%20Guidelines%20and%20Logos) (contact us) for further information