Access to EU legal information
EUR-Lex provides free access to EU legal information, including treaties, legislation, preparatory acts, case-law and many other public documents. It is the single most authoritative source of legal documents from the EU. Moreover, EUR-Lex gives access to the Official Journal of the European Union, where the authentic versions of many of these documents are available.
In this session participants had the opportunity to discover how EUR-Lex contributes to a better understanding of EU law among citizens. With speakers from different backgrounds, topics such as how EU law is made, how it can be consulted online and how it affects citizens' lives were covered. The session also looked at the EU legal information resources, with a specific focus on EUR-Lex and its features.
The session was aimed at a wide audience, including academics, students, legal professionals, civil servants and anyone with an interest in EU law.
Director at the Publications Office of the European Union
Agenda Eur-Lex workshop
Brussels, Charlemagne building, 21 March 2016
- 14:00 - 14:05 Welcome and introduction by António Carneiro
Director for Dissemination and Reuse, Publications Office of the EU
- 14:05 - 14:10 EUR-Lex — an introduction
Cécilia Charlier and Gregor Ramuš, EUR-Lex team, Publications Office of the EU
- 14:10 - 14:25 What are the resources to find EU law?
Cosimo Monda, Senior Lecturer, Head of Information, Documentation, Publications and Marketing Services, European Institute of Public Administration
- 14:25 - 14:40 Publishing EU law: the Official Journal of the EU
Jacques Schillings, Deputy Head of Unit, Official Journals and Case-Law, Publications Office of the EU
- 14:45 - 14:55 The power of language — EU law is accessible to all
Mihaela Lupu, Head of Translations and Operations, TALK finance translation services
- 14:55 - 15:15 Questions
- 15:30 - 15:45 Beyond legislation in force: from preparatory acts to implementing measures
Beyond legislation in force: from preparatory acts to implementing measures, Marcin Baryń, Head of Sector, Documentary Management and Legal Analysis, Publications Office of the EU
- 15:45 - 16:00 EU law: democracy and transparency
Miriam Sort Ticó, Director at Territory and Sustainability Departament for Catalonia Central Area, former Head of Service of Legal Analysis and Dissemination, Portal Jurídic de Catalunya, Catalonia OJ and Publications Institution
- 16:00 - 16:15 Transparency and privacy
Anna Buchta, Head of Litigation and Institutional Policy, Policy and Consultation, European Data Protection Supervisor
- 16:15 - 16:35 Questions
- 16:35 - 16:45 Conclusion
Ioannis Petrakakis, Senior Expert, Secretariat-General, Evaluation, Regulatory Fitness and Performance Unit, European Commission
EUR-Lex Workshop Documents
Consolidation - Tracking the Evolution of Legal Acts
Summaries of EU Legislation - A Compass to EU Law