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European Commission

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

WORKING WITH DG ECHO VISIBILITY

TERMINOLOGY

In visibility and communication activities the following terms should be applied (in prioritised order):

 

European Union (and its acronym “EU”) is the preferred term for basic visibility activities, when communicating with the media etc. The term “EU humanitarian aid” may also be used.

 

European Commission can be used in more specific contexts, and may be shortened to ‘Commission’ once the meaning is obvious.

 

ECHO should be avoided without further explanation, but can be included, e.g. “the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department (ECHO)”.

 

Last update: 15/03/2017

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