Communication toolkit

Communication toolkit

Join the community and make your work visible!

Yes, communication plays an important role in making sure your project has a lasting impact! That's why communicating your project results is a requirement under virtually all EU programmes. 

With the right strategic communication you will attract the interest of those who could benefit from your work – be it local or regional authorities, national governments, potential business partners or the research community. 

Wondering how to include communication actions in your proposal for funding and how to set up a communication strategy? Check our #CommsWorkout webinar and FAQs.​

This toolkit is for projects funded through one of our programmes: we want to help you make the most of your communication efforts. Our ultimate aim is to form a strong community of project partners, experts and investors who will exchange experiences, learn from each other and form new partnerships.

Here's how to join the community in four simple steps:

  1. Proudly display EU support
  2. Share your stories with us
  3. Connect with us on social media
  4. Come to our events

1 - Proudly display EU support

All European projects shall use the European emblem (flag) to acknowledge the support received under EU programmes.

The emblem shall be associated to a sentence. The most standard one is 'Co-funded by the European Union'. You can also be more specific and indicate the name of the programme your project has received funding from: Horizon 2020, LIFE and COSME. You will find some guidelines in your grant agreement.

It should look something like this (whenever feasible): 


The EU flag

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No [number]


The EU flag

Co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union


The European emblem can be downloaded from the Europa website

The typeface to be used in conjunction with the EU emblem can be any of the following: Arial, Calibri, Garamond, Trebuchet, Tahoma, Verdana.

Please do not use the European Commission's logo!

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The EU flag


The European Commission's logo

More information is available in the European Commission's guidelines for beneficiaries and other third parties.

Pre-designed banners in your language:

Horizon 2020 in PNG or Adobe Illustrator 


European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in PNG or Adobe Illustrator 








2 - Share your stories

Your new website goes online? You are organising a big conference? You are publishing a ground-breaking study or launching an innovative product? You are hiring 10 new engineers? We would love to hear from you whenever your project reaches a newsworthy milestone.

We are eager to showcase the good work you are doing – and we are funding. From the news blog on our website – yes, you are welcome to comment! – through our social media and newsletters to our events: depending on the nature of your news, there are various ways in which we could help you pass on your messages. 

Just send us an email to inform us about your news or with any material you may have (press releases, photos, videos, graphics etc.). And of course, you can always connect with us on social media, too.

By the way, you are also welcome to use our infographics for your communication: EASME programmes, Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, Horizon 2020 Energy and Horizon 2020 Environment & Resources. Let us know in case you need them in print or as a poster.

Let's keep in touch!

3 - Connect with us on social media

Social media are a great way to keep up-to-date with what's going on in your community and to contribute your own views: we invite you to connect with us and other EU projects on Twitter and LinkedIn.

We manage the following four Twitter accounts – just pick the one closest to your activities:






We also have a company page and a project showcase on LinkedIn.

And if you are looking for partners for your next EU project, join our groups:

and post your project ideas and queries. 

By the way, we also deliver news directly to your mailbox – sign up for our newsletters:

Want to extend your social network to further EU institutions? Here's an overview of social media accounts with EU input.

4 - Come to our events

The European Commission is organising a lot of events that offer excellent opportunities to meet the EU staff but also potential new partners and investors. Information Days on the different EU programmes (e.g. on Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency & raw materials'), the European Week of Regions and Cities, the EU Sustainable Energy Week and the Green Week are all good occasions to promote your work and develop your network. To see what's coming up, check the EU events calendar.



  • Hakan Yedier's picture

    Good communication makes huge difference. Thanks for the advises

  • Cristina's picture

    Buenos días,

    Hemos recibido una parte de la subvención del H2020. Necesitamos declararla en el Modelo 340 y para ello necesitamos el VAT de EASME, ¿me lo podrían facilitar?

    Muchas gracias.

    Un saludo!

  • vazquev's picture

    Estimada Cristina,
    Según las disposiciones de los artículos 3 y 4 del Protocolos de privilegios e inmunidades de la Unión Europea, la Comisión está exenta de toda carga impositiva en los pagos, incluyendo el impuesto sobre el valor añadido.

  • Sharaton. D's picture

    Gavin Conferences invites participants from all over the world to attend “International Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience” is a two-day conference scheduled during September 18-19, 2017at Amsterdam, Netherlands and is open to attendees, academics and non-academic audiences.

  • Jörgen Held's picture

    5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2018
    takes place 3-4 May 2018, Toulouse, France. The conference will be opened by the president of the Europan Biogas Association and the Eurogas secretary general.

    REGATEC 2018 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards bio-, electro- and thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane, Power-to-gas, biomass gasification for CHP production and industrial use, and cryogenic upgrading/liquefaction. REGATEC includes plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and excellent opportunities to network and find new collaboration and business partners. The latest advances will be presented by leading experts and experiences of unique industrial scale plants will be presented by prominent industrial representatives.

    The call for posters is open.

    For more information: www.regatec.org

  • Alicia Orós 's picture

    Good morning:
    I am trying to get in touch with EASME-SME-GRANT@ec.europa.eu for several days now. unsuccessfully. We are a project of the H2020 and we have the question of:
      To be able to attend 2 people to Application to Coordinators Welcome Day 2018 (the CEO and the project assistant)? We have only been able to register the company and the CEO in the SME control panel. Should we send the data of the project assistant somewhere?

  • Paco's picture

    Hello. What about Disclaimer text in the publications?