The visual identity of the 'Council family' - European Council, the Council of the European Union, the Euro Summit, the Eurogroup and the GSC - is built around a common logo.
It features the European flag and an image of the Europa building, which will house both the European Council and the Council by 2016. By using an image of the building, the Council has aligned its visual identity with the EU's other main institutions, which use architectural features for their logos.
Like the building itself, the logo suggests unity, continuity, diversity, the heart and light.
The logo in its original design may be used by third parties only with prior permission.
To request permission to use the logo and find out more about the graphical specifications: