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’.
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:
How to display the acknowledgment of EU funding
Publications & dissemination material
|Type of communication||Placement of logo / guidelines for use|
|Website & Social media account|
|Brochure, information leaflet, factsheet, newsletter, poster|
|Report & internal project publication|
|Power Point or other graphical presentation|
|Video & animation|
|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!
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 contact us for further information