Guidelines on the use of logos and links to the Europa web site
There are frequent questions asked about the use of EU logos and the possibility of making a link to the EUROPA website from project and other websites. So here are some guidelines to answer at least some of those questions.
Framework Programme Logos
For general guidelines on the use of logos see the following FAQ:
The European emblem
The European emblem is used by the Council of Europe as well as of the European Commission and other institutions and organisations of the European Union.
The criteria agreed upon between the Council of Europe and the European Commission provide that the European emblem may be used by third parties only if is not:
In the case of EU-funded projects:
Further detailed information on the EU emblem can be found on the Europa web site (see the Graphical Manual section for details of colours, proportions, use on different types of background etc.).
Europa Website Links
When making a link from your own websites to EUROPA (http://europa.eu) please kindly respect the following rules:
a) Links should be made only to pages which display the short hypertext notice referring to the disclaimer and copyright notices:
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE. The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer and a copyright notice.
(Almost all the pages of the Research web site, where you are now, have this disclaimer; on the most recent pages this is under a link simply saying Important Legal Notice.)
b) If links are made from a frames-based web site, the pages should not be displayed as frames within that website in such a way that users might thereby misunderstand the true origin of the pages.
c) When accessing the EUROPA pages via a link, it should be perfectly clear to users that they are viewing information which is not exclusive or dependent on a fee for access.
d) Whenever links to EUROPA are established from another website, be it via textual links or by means of logos or trademarks owned or licensed by the European institutions, they should not be put in a context which could make users believe that the European institutions endorse or in any way support the objectives or contents of the other website or of the organization managing it.
e) As soon as a link has been established, please notify the web team immediately by transmitting the URL of the page where the link appears. This will enable them to check if the above guidelines have been respected.
Logos for the Sixth Framework Programme
The EU emblem