Horizon 2020 project communication and acknowledgement of EU funding

Communicating your Project 

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Acknowledgement of EU Funding

Link to Participant Portal Online Manual - Acknowledgement of EU funding 

Beneficiaries of the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 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 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 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676108”. 

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 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676108”. 


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 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676108”.         


Communication Activities (Article 38.1.2)

The following must be included in all communication activities:

For communication activities:

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676108”.

For infrastructure, equipment and major results:

“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 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676108”.


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Sally A Greenhough,
Aug 14, 2017, 2:08 AM
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