Beneficiaries of European Union (EU) funding are obliged to display the EU flag and to acknowledge the support received under the relevant EU programmes in all communication and promotional material.
All publications of research results or information from EU-funded projects must be clearly marked with the EU-emblem (EU-flag) and information about the financial funding mechanism. So for example you need to acknowledge the EU-funding when:
- writing articles in newspapers, journals
- being interviewed e.g. for a newspaper, journal, radio, tv programme
- producing printed material such as brochures/leaflets/posters
- having presentations in public fora, e.g. conferences, seminars
Acknowledgement text for MARmaED
"The MARmaED project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 675997".
Disclaimer clause for MARmaED
"The results of this [publication] reflects only the author's view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains"
Previous audits from EU-projects have shown that the acknowledgement and use of logo have often been forgotten, and one should be aware that this may have financial consequences.
We therefore strongly advise all our partners to remember to appropriate acknowledge the EU-funding and use the EU-emblem.
In article 29.4 in the Grant Agreement you will find the correct text which needs to be on all publications. In addition, according to article 29.5 you need to include a "Disclaimer clause", saying that the publication reflects only the author's view and that the financial funding source is not responsible for the content.