Use the logo in line with the European Commission Visual Identity guidelines
The visual identity gives the European Commission a recognisable and coherent image. A full manual on the EC’s visual identity is available. It sets out the basic principles. Guidance for agencies and partners is also available.
The EC visual identity is constructed around the European Commission's logo. This logo is based on 2 key elements: the European flag and a graphic element inspired by the headquarters of the European Commission.
Third parties may only use the European Commission logo where:
To request permission for the use of the European Commission's logo, please email the unit responsible for visual identity.
The European Union emblem, based on the flag, is a recognisable element that provides coherence and reassurance for users. Use the European Union emblem in line with the Graphics guide to the European emblem (Publications Office).
When using, please consult the Guidelines on how to use the EU emblem.
This section explains when and how to use icons. Icons are available from the Europa Components Library.
Apart from those commonly representing functionalities, try to avoid using icons:
If you require further assistance, please contact:
Europa Web Communication
The Europa Web Guide is the official rulebook for the European Commission's web presence, covering editorial, legal, technical, visual and contractual aspects.
All European Commission web sites must observe the rules and guidelines it contains.
Web practitioners are invited to observe its contents and keep abreast of updates. More information about the web guide.