Information for Users
Here you find information on how to use the digital thematic reader accompanying Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, a website produced by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS).
Click on the navigation symbol to see an overview of all of the topics. An overview of the individual articles in each category opens under each topic.
By clicking on the menu, you can find out what section of the thematic reader you are currently in at any time.
1.2 Keyboard navigation
This website is fully accessible using a keyboard. You can use the Tab key (in the case of most browsers) to jump to all available links and functions in turn.
2.1. Browser compatibility
This website has been optimised for the current standard browsers. If you are using an older browser, there may be differences in the display.
You can download and install the current versions of various browsers from the developers’ websites:
2.2. Changing language
You can access the English version of the thematic reader by clicking on “EN” at the top right of the window.
2.3. Font size
You can usually change the font size on our site in your browser by using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” + “+” or “-”. In Internet Explorer you can also change the font size using the “Zoom” setting (the menu can be opened using the keyboard shortcut Alt + X). In Firefox you can change the font size by going to “Options”, then “General”, then “Fonts & Colors”.
3. Usage rights
You cannot be granted the rights to use publications or parts of publications produced by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The images contained in the publications (photos, graphics, illustrations, logos) may not be used. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will not make the images available.
However, you have the following options:
- You can refer to our publication from your website. Ideally, you should link to the page from which the publication can be ordered or downloaded as a PDF.
- You are welcome to refer to publications produced by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in your publications, seminars, etc., provided that you indicate the source. Please also state the publication date in all cases.
- You can, of course, quote from our publications if you indicate the source – again, please also state the publication date in all cases. The publication date can always be found on the publication data page (Impressum).
- Figures and concepts from graphics can be used if you indicate the source and state the publication date. Particularly when it comes to data, please take care to ensure that you are citing the latest version of the publication.
4. Progressive web app
You can also read the thematic reader produced by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in connection with Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU offline in the form of a progressive web app. Go to bmas.de/eu2020 on your mobile device and click on the link to the thematic reader. Click on the “Progressive Web App” button and confirm “eu2020-reader”. The thematic reader will then appear as an icon on your home screen.
5. PDF documents
If you would like to read the thematic reader in the form of Portable Document Format (PDF) files, you will need a PDF viewer, which enables PDF files to be displayed and printed on all major system platforms.
View and download
If software for viewing PDF files is installed on your computer, you can view the PDF documents directly in your browser by clicking on the link to the document.
If your web browser does not support the software or if you want to save the document on your hard drive, right-click on the PDF link and select “Save link as…” or “Save target as…” from the context menu. Then choose the drive and folder on your computer where you want to save the file.
6. Other information
When producing this website, we have sought to comply with the requirements set out in the Ordinance on Accessible Information Technology (Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung) as much as possible. If you nonetheless encounter accessibility issues on our site, please let us know by contacting us using the email address provided on the “Publisher’s information” page.