How can I register to the Forum?
To participate in discussions, you need to register as a user to the Forum. To do that, click on the  button on the Forum landing page. In the new page, click on  if you already have an EU Login account, or  if you do not yet have an EU Login account. To create an EU Login account, you will need to enter your first and last name and e-mail address. Once you have set up your EU Login account, to create a Forum account, you will be asked to enter your position and organization (required) and photo (optional). Before participating in a discussion for the first time, you will be asked to agree to the Forum Terms of use and Privacy policy statement. For further information, e-mail us at ESTAT-ESS-SOCIAL@EC.EUROPA.EU.
How can I add a profile picture?
Adding a profile picture is highly recommended, as it makes you recognizable for other users of the forum and facilitates the interaction. You can add a profile picture by clicking on your name, ‘My account’, in the upper right corner after you have signed into your account. A new window should open, with a generic image in the middle, and the buttons ‘Change’ and ‘Delete’ under it. To upload a profile picture, click on ‘Change’, ‘Choose file’, browse to find the image you want to use among your computer files, select it, and finally, press ‘Save’.
How can I send a private message to another user?
To send a private message to another user, click on your name in the upper right corner of the forum homepage, and then on ‘Private messaging’. There you should see all of the private messages you have exchanged with other forum users. To send a new message, click on the ‘New message’ button, enter a recipient, the subject, your message, and attachment (if any), and press ‘Send’ at the bottom.
What are tags? How do I use them?

Tags are keywords that are added to discussions so the information is categorized for searching purposes within the forum. They make finding specific topical information easier. Tags should always be related to the topic of the discussion or the message.

Tags are displayed when viewing a specific discussion or message.

Tags are hyperlinked. If you click on a tag, which is displayed below the name of the discussion in each message, you will then be directed to the page which displays all of the discussions identified with that particular tag.

How can I create topics/discussions?
The forum is running as a pilot phase until April 2018. During that time, a limited number of individuals are able to take up the role of a moderator and create new topics or discussions. You can always contact us with your proposal at
How can I become a moderator of a discussion?
See above.
What do I do if I see inappropriate behavior?
The Terms of use contain some basic guidelines for participation on the forum. If you notice content that might be considered inappropriate, you can flag the content to alert the forum moderator. All forum users can flag forum content as inappropriate. Once you have flagged something as inappropriate, the forum administrator or a designated discussion moderator will review the flagged content and the reason given for flagging it, and then determine whether the content should be removed or the flag should be dismissed.
How can I share on social media?
You can share the forum, a topic, or specific discussion on a range of social media channels by clicking on the ‘Share’ button at the bottom centre of the page.
Where is my data stored?
All data is stored on the servers of the European Commission’s computer centre. For more information, check our Privacy policy statement.
How can I be notified when there is a new post in a discussion?
You can subscribe to the forum or to a specific discussion to receive e-mail notifications when there is a new message. To do that, click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the right side of the page in the forum homepage, or top centre of a discussion.