Acknowledging COST funding (Publication)


All print and online publications + audiovisual projects
(series, special issues, guidelines, scientific papers, brochures, posters, videos etc.)
Include the following:

COST logo + EU flag & text


This article/publication is based upon work from COST Action CA15212, supported by COST
(European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

COST description

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks.Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.


In case of space constraints (e.g. scientific papers), include the following:

  • Aknowledgment
  • Weblink


Cover page

Acknowledgements section

Brand Book Guidelines (S. 73ff)


It is important to reinforce the presence of the COST brand throughout the Actions' different communication tools, such as: brochures, flyers, posters, websites, videos, articles in scientific journals, books, etc. All of the above, if funded by COST, need to acknowledge COST as the funding source through the use of a signature block, taking into account the following elements:

COST logotype (A) used as a co-branded signature with the EU emblem (B) and text "Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union". For more information about the usage of these two elements, please refer to chapter 01 (p 18).

The acknowledgment text (C) needs to include the title of the Action.

The boilerplate (D) featuring a description of COST.

A reference to the COST website (E).

Please also refer to the EU emblem guidelines.

Please acknowledge COST as the funding source following this table.