Corporate Identity

The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) is 1 of the 8 Galician Research Centres, an accreditation for the period 2019-2022 granted on the 13rd of December 2019 by the General Secretariat for Universities from the Regional Government´s Education Universities and Professional Training through the Program for the acreditation, structuring and improvement of research centres of Galicia´s University System.

The funds associated with the accreditation for the period 2019-2022 requires the compliance of several communication regulations associated with the ERDF funds 2014-2020.

Likewise, the accreditation “María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence” for the period 2017-2021 also requires compliance of some communication regulations.

The purpose of this page is to summarize both regulations.

Given the complexity of the instructions, we recommend contacting the Management and Communication Unit for further clarification:

Main communication elements

IGFAE logo

The IGFAE logo, as a joint center of the USC and the Xunta, will always be presented next to the logo of the USC and the Xunta de Galicia, maintaining the proportionality and separation indicated.

More information about this logo in the IGFAE Corporate Image Manual.

María de Maeztu logo

The María de Maeztu logo will be always used as a hallmark of excellence, next to the IGFAE’s.



Research Centre of Galicia (Centro de Investigación de Galicia) logos

In all information and communication actions, the support of the funding must be recognized by showing:

  1. The emblem of the Union and mention of the European Union (UNIÓN EUROPEA). The EU logo will be at least the same size, measured in height or width, as the largest of the other logos.
  2. Reference to the Fund or the Funds that support the operation.
  3. The motto chosen for each fund will be included, whenever possible, to highlight the added value of the fund and the European Union:
Logo Tourism of Galicia

Additionally, the logo of “tourism of Galicia” will be used as an element in all audiovisual, written or plastic communication actions.

Logo Xacobeo 2021

Finally, the normative also establish that the Xacobeo 2021 logo will be used in all audiovisual, written or plastic communication actions until 31 December 2021.

General rules

In general, any document, website and any other material published by IGFAE must have the logo, fund program and motto of the European Union, the logo of the Xunta de Galicia, IGFAE, María de Maeztu, in addition to the tourism logo of Galicia and Xacobeo 2021. Furthermore, logos of other funding institutions should be placed.
In electronic media it is mandatory to use the color version of the logos. In non-electronic media, it is possible to use black and white versions.

Conferences, workshops, seminars, courses…

In co-funded courses, seminars, presentations, etc., it is necessary to recognize the support of the funds. The minimum support consists of displaying the UE logo, together with the reference to the Fund and the motto in:

  • Program, invitations and posters (posters, roll ups, etc.).
  • Presentations or informative material associated.
  • Certificates and diplomas of assistance.
  • Websites: logos may be displayed on the footer or in a section of sponsors.

An informative poster of a minimum size A3, that includes the corresponding logos, the reference to the Fund with its motto, as well as information on the name and the main objective of the operation should be placed.

In order to compile indicators of assistance, a sheet template is provided. The organizers of seminars and conferences must fill out one per event and send it back to

Contracts, projects and scientific publications

Research Center of Galicia funding:

The following paragraphs must be included in the calls for actions and/or tenders:

 “This project/work will be co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF/FEDER program)”

 In addition, they must include the following paragraph adapted to the specific action:

 “If your proposal is finally accepted, it will appear on the public list provided for in article 115, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013”

The following paragraphs will be included in resolutions and in scientific publications that are co-funded:

 “This project/work is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF/FEDER program).

 “This resolution/award implies your acceptance to be included in the public list included in article 115, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013”

María de Maeztu funding

The following paragraph will be included in scientific publications that are co-funded:

“This work is supported by the “María de Maeztu” Units of Excellence program MDM-2016-0692 and the Spanish Research State Agency”.


Word documents must display the logos as in the template provided below. In the header, the MdM and IGFAE logos will be on the right. In the footer, the EU and Xunta logos will be aligned to the right and the Galicia tourism logo (60% of the size) to the left. In between, the Xacobeo 2021 logo and other logos will be placed at the same size.

In the slides, logos must be displayed as well.