The contract, awarded to the agency’s Brussels-based subsidiary ICF Mostra, is for the EC’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME).
According to a statement from ICF International, which is the world's 17th largest comms firm and specialises in professional and technology-based services for governments and commercial clients, ICF Mostra will help the EASME as well as five other departments (known as Directorates General): Climate Action; Agriculture and Rural Development; Mobility and Transport; Energy; and Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
The brief is to "develop and implement communication strategies and activities designed to keep pace with new developments and trends in online and offline communications".
According to the statement, the contract has a maximum value of €26m and a term of 48 months, including a 24-month "base" period and two 12-month option periods.
Earlier this year ICF Mostra was awarded a separate event management services contract with EASME, worth up to €32.5m (£27.4m, $36.1m) over a maximum of four years. The agency has provided comms services to the EC for around 25 years.
Gene Costa, senior vice-president for ICF International, said: "Winning this contract means that not only will we continue to help our long-term EC clients communicate with stakeholders on large and important policy matters, but also leverage for maximum impact the capabilities available through both contracts to increase audience engagement around our clients’ events, trainings and seminars."