Registration on EUR-Lex

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Registration is needed if you want to access all pages of EUR-Lex and use all available options. Registered users have a great choice of functions within EUR-Lex, but need to have an EU Login account to log into the EUR-Lex internet application. This account can be used for several internet applications of the European Commission.

In the help pages, you will always find indications on how to use the options in EUR-Lex, but also if they are restricted to registered users. If no indication is given, the option is available for registered and anonymous users.

1. Create an account

To log in to EUR-Lex, every user needs to have an account on the EU Login. This EU Login allows a single sign-on for many websites of the European Commission. It is not only used in order to log into EUR-Lex, but also to retrieve your user information, as username, first name, last name and your e-mail address.

From the EUR-Lex page, you are redirected to the EU Login page, from where you can create your account.

  1. Click on Register in the My EUR-Lex box in the right menu in EUR-Lex.
  2. You are now redirected to the EU Login page, where you can enter a username, first name, last name and e-mail address.
  3. After the submission of the form, you will receive an e-mail asking you to log into the EU Login system and choose a password.
  4. After activation of your user account on EU Login, you can directly use it on EUR-Lex for the next login.

 

2. Log in

In order to be able to use some options on the EUR-Lex website, you will need to log in. Make sure that you already have a user account on the EU Login.

  1. In the My EUR-Lex box in the right menu, click on Sign in and you are redirected to the external EU Login authentication form.
  2. Specify your username and password in the corresponding fields and validate.
  3. The EUR-Lex website is displayed and your username is displayed in the My EUR-Lex box.

If you log in for the first time on My EUR-Lex, please read the section Your First Log in below for more information.

2.1. Your first log in

When you log in for the first time in EUR-Lex, the system will ask for some information in order to customise the website for you.

  1. Login with your existing EU Login username and password.
  2. After a successful login, a page is opened giving some information retrieved from EU Login and asking you to specify some of your preferences:
    Username Information retrieved from your EU Login account.
    First name Information retrieved from your EU Login account.
    Last name Information retrieved from your EU Login account.
    Email address Information retrieved from your EU Login account.
    Preferred language Language used by default for the text display of a document if the text is not available in the interface language. This information is saved in your website preferences afterwards.
    Alternative languages Language used by default for the text display of a document when the interface and preferred languages are not available. This information is saved in your website preferences afterwards.
    Second alternative language Language used by default for the text display of a document when the interface, preferred, and alternative languages are not available. This information is saved in your website preferences afterwards.
  3. Specify the information and click on Save. All your preferences are saved and applied to the website, whenever you log in to My EUR-Lex with your username.

 

2.2. Forgot your password?

The password is needed in order to log in to My EUR-Lex. If you forgot it, you will need to specify a new one in the EU Login system.

  1. In the My EUR-Lex box in the right menu, click on Sign in .
  2. When the EU Login webpage for log in is displayed, click on Lost your password? .
  3. Enter your username or e-mail address and validate.
  4. An e-mail is sent to you with a link to follow. This link is available 90 minutes.
  5. Follow the link and enter a new password. After validation, the new password is activated and you can log in to My EUR-Lex again.

 

3. Change your User Information

The EUR-Lex website gathers information from the EU Login on your name, email address, and password. If you want to change any piece of information, this needs to be done in EU Login:

  1. In the My EUR-Lex box in the right menu, click on Sign in and use your EU Login username and password.
  2. Click on Preferences in the right menu to access your user account information.
  3. Click on the link to EU Login at the bottom of the page under the headline Update personal data.
  4. Please follow the instructions of the EU Login website to update your user information.

During each login in EUR-Lex, your information is retrieved from EU Login. You will therefore need to login again after your changes to be able to perceive the modifications in EUR-Lex.