This manual has been designed to ensure that actions that are wholly or partially funded by the European Union (EU) incorporate information and communication activities designed to raise the awareness of specific or general audiences of the reasons for the action and the EU support for the action in the country or region concerned, as well as the results and the impact of this support.
A step by step guide
The communication and visibility manual for European Union external actions mainly covers the written and visual identity of the EU. It sets out requirements and guidelines for briefings, written material, press conferences, presentations, invitations, signs, commemorative plaques and all other tools used to highlight EU participation. In addition, it offers tools designed to enable the development of a dynamic communication strategy that will highlight the achievements of EU support.
This manual contains compulsory requirements for all contractors and implementing partners under contracts and financing agreements which specifically refer to them, whether signed by the European Commission or by any other Contracting Authority. In all other cases the manual is only designed to provide guidance, unless otherwise stated. In all cases the provisions of specific contracts, financing agreements and contribution agreements prevail. This manual replaces the EU visibility guidelines for External Actions (September 2005).