Project communications

Communicating about an IMI/IHI project? Find out about the rules you need to follow and get advice on best practice.

Communication is an important activity for both IMI and IHI projects, a fact that is recognised in the legislation creating these partnerships and the model Grant Agreements.

IHI project communications

A draft communications guide for IHI projects is available here.

IMI project communications

We have created an IMI Project Communications Guide which sets out the rules that all IMI projects should follow when preparing communication products, as well as information on how IMI can help you to promote you project.

Compulsory elements in all IMI project communications and dissemination

As set out in the Grant Agreements for both IMI1 and IMI2, all communication and dissemination activities and products on IMI projects (articles, project websites, presentations, flyers, press releases, social media, videos etc.) must include all of the following elements:

  • A formal acknowledgement of IMI’s support
  • You must use the wording set out in the Grant Agreement; this is also described in the IMI Project Communications Guide
  • A link to our website – www.ihi.europa.eu (NB we previously asked projects to link to the IMI website but as that is now archived, we suggest you link to the IHI website instead)
  • IMI, EU, EFPIA, Associated Partner logos
    Download the IMI logo in different versions and formats
    Download the EFPIA logo in different versions and formats
    Download the EU flag in different versions and formats
  • A disclaimer

More information on all of these elements can be found in the IMI Project Communications Guide.

Avoiding confusion between IMI and IHI

Although all IMI projects are now managed by the IHI Programme Office, you should continue to describe yourself as IMI projects and use the IMI, EU and EFPIA logos (plus Associated Partner logos where relevant) as described above. You should not use the IHI logo or refer to yourselves as IHI projects.

How we can help you – using us to promote your project

We are always keen to promote IMI projects’ successes and activities, so please inform us of your news and plans. We communicate our projects across all of our communication channels, include the website, newsletter, social media, events, etc.

More information on this can be found in the IMI Project Communications Guide.

Advice and resources on communicating about your project

The IMI Project Communications Guide includes basic advice on project communications. It also incorporates the outcomes of discussions at a special workshop on IMI project communications held in April 2019.

The European Commission’s Funding and Tenders portal also offers extensive guidance on communicating about projects, including how to create a communication strategy and the use of social media. It also includes best practice case studies.