Les symboles du Conseil de l'Europe

The Council of Europe's symbols

The European flag and the European anthem were chosen and adopted by the Council of Europe before also becoming symbols of the European Union. They are now the emblems of a shared European identity.


The logo

Unlike the flag and the anthem, which have become joint European symbols, the logo is the Council of Europe's own distinctive sign. The organisation adopted this logo on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in May 1999. Its use is subject to authorisation.

Practical guide - Visual identity of the Council of Europe and joint programmes - Usage of the logo
The usage of the official logo is described in the document here below which is an extract of the visual identity manual of the Organisation.

High resolution logo
Various versions of the logo of the Organisation are available for download at high resolution, including a vectorial version.


Combination of the logo with other visual identities


Use of the Council of Europe logo is subject to authorisation, which will not be granted if such use would be contrary to the Council of Europe's values and principles, if the logo is to be used for commercial purposes or if it is to be used in conjunction with the logo, name or trade mark of a firm. Each case will be considered individually in order to ascertain whether the aforementioned conditions are met. Authorisation does not confer any entitlement to exclusivity.
Requests should be sent to the Council of Europe, Directorate of Communication, Palais de l’Europe, F - 67075 Strasbourg cedex (France), publishing@coe.int

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