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This document explains the Visual Identity Guidelines applied by the Directorate-General for Research.
Even though it is a technical document intended for professional use, it is useful for all staff as it lays down the rules of presentation for publications produced by the Directorate-General, and as such, its 'graphic personality'. The term 'publication' is used here in its widest sense to mean: printed documents, texts published on the internet, slides, etc.
The Directorate-General for Research publishes about 400 documents per year, making it one of the most prolific publishers in the European Commission. It is therefore essential that these publications be of impeccable quality, and this includes presentation. A house style is essential for this: it should be immediately obvious that all the Directorate's publications are from the same 'family'.
This is the purpose of the Visual Identity Guidelines. It must therefore be scrupulously applied to all publications intended for external use. The rules laid down in this document should also enable contractors working for the Directorate-General to produce documents conforming to the Visual Identity Guidelines.

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Authors: NO AUTHOR STATED, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE), 2004, 56 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-59-04-297-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
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