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Acknowledgement of EU funding

Beneficiaries of the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 have the obligation to explicitly acknowledge that their action has received EU funding. This must be done, if possible and unless the Commission/Agency requests otherwise, in all communication, dissemination and IPR activities as well as on all equipment, infrastructure and major results funded by the grant.

The EU(/ERC) emblem and reference to EU funding must be displayed in a way that is easily visible for the public and with sufficient prominence (taking also into account the nature of the activity or object). Examples: for equipment and major results a sticker or poster, for an infrastructure a plaque or billboard.

Depending on the kind of activity (see your Grant Agreement) this shall be done in various ways.

Applications for IPR protection of results (article 27.3)

Include the following standard sentence in each application filed by or on behalf of a beneficiary:

"The project leading to this application has received funding from the [European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018] under grant agreement No [number]".

Standards incorporating results (article 28.2)

If results are incorporated in a standard, the beneficiary shall ask the standardisation body to include the following statement in (information related to) the standard:

"Results incorporated in this standard received funding from the [European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018] under grant agreement No [Number]".

Dissemination activities (article 29.4)

The following must be included in all dissemination activities:

This project has received funding from the [European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018] under grant agreement No [number]

Communication activities (article 38.1.2)

The following must be included in all communication activities:

This project has received funding from the [European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018] under grant agreement No [number]

Infrastructure, equipment, major results (article 38.1.2)

The following must be displayed on all infrastructure, equipment and major results funded by the grant:

This [infrastructure][equipment][insert type of result] is part of a project that has received funding from the [European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme][Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018] under grant agreement No [number]

For grants received from the European Research Council (ERC), both the EU emblem and the ERC logo should be used.

High resolution emblems are available here:

EU emblem: ERC emblem:

Please feel free to use the following "Acknowledgement of EU funding" sticker templates for: