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The visual identity of the European Commission

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The visual identity gives the European Commission a recognisable and coherent image. The visual identity is constructed around the European Commission's logo. This is based on two key elements: the European flag and a graphic element inspired by the headquarters of the European Commission.

This page contains information about the use of the European Commission's logo and visual identity for partner organisations and contractors of the European Commission.

 

The logo of the European Commission may be used by third parties only if:

  • Permission is requested and granted before the logo is used.
  • There is no likelihood of the user of the logo being confused with the European Commission.
  • It is not used in connection with objectives or activities which are incompatible with the aims and principles of the European Commission.
  • It is not used to imply or suggest unintended endorsement or promotion of the objectives and activities of the user of the logo by the European Commission.

To request permission for the use of the European Commission's logo, please write to COMM VISUAL IDENTITY.

Read the full terms and conditions of the use of the EC logo by partner organisationspdf(596 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  .

 

Essential documents

 

Graphic charter

The manualpdf(12.44 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link  presents the visual identity of the European Commission. It establishes the basic principles to be applied to the entire range of communication products.

Direct link to specific chapters

Introduction

Visual elements

Various fields of application

Electronic media
Event communication
Publication
Stationery

Specific applications

 

Logo

The EC logo can be downloaded in all its variations. Please note that inappropriate and/or unauthorized use of logos can lead to legal consequences.

Standard logo

Positive version

quadripantoneblack & white
EC standard logoEC pantone logoEC black and white logo

All zip files contain three versions of the logo (four-colour, pantone and black & white).

Negative version

Horizontal logo

Positive version

quadripantoneblack & white
EC horizontal standard logoEuropean Commission horizontal pantone standard logoEuropean Commission horizontal NB standard logo

Negative version