They appreciate that it has been difficult while they have been awaiting clarification around logo size relative to other logos, and would like to thank you for your patience on this matter. They have been dealing with the Managing Authority, and can now confirm these updates.
With regards to European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund Branding and Publicity Requirements, European Union Implementing Regulation No 821/2014, Article 4:
“5. If other logos are displayed in addition to the Union emblem, the Union emblem shall have at least the same size, measured in height or width, as the biggest of the other logos.”
- The ESF logo must be equal to all other logos by either height or width. It is acceptable for logos to be larger in one of these dimensions.
- Auditors will only be concerned with the ESF logo, not the lockup logo. Where logos are the same height as the ESF logo this should not cause a problem. Where measuring by width, logos must be the same size as the ESF logo, not the overall BBO logo.
- The Article 125 team will be taking a wider view considering projects’ intentions to acknowledge ESF funding, bearing in mind the good work done by projects, and considering publicity materials as a whole rather than as individual items.
While the supporting notes talk specifically about funder logos, this does not except non-funder logos from the requirements above.
They have updated section 9 of the Guide to delivering European funding to reflect these changes. Section 9 version 12 can now be found online.
The BBO Yammer group now has a Communications and Publicity Group. This is for BBO staff working in this field to share ideas, discuss challenges and generally support each other. We would like to have all BBO projects represented in the group as we feel these discussions may be more helpful than email reminders.
If your Communications and Publicity lead has not yet been invited to the group, please email BBO@ecorys.com.
Please continue to send us your case studies and photos! We are always in need of case studies to demonstrate the importance of funding projects like BBO. We are desperately short of high quality images to illustrate BBO on our website, social media and these updates.
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