Policy Newsfeed – Help & Support

What is the Policy Newsfeed?

The Policy Newsfeed enables you to filter and manage content on One Policy Place, according to the policy issues that are critical to you and your organisation.  You’ll need to create a free account to use the Policy Newsfeed.

Everyday our policy team track the large scope of publicly available information from the EU institutions and upload all relevant developments onto our site.  We also produce our own written summaries of European Parliament committee debates and some plenary debates and provide policy relevant calendars.  Because we also code every piece of information that is uploaded according to the policy theme it concerns, you can personalise our content by selecting to view only information in the specific policy areas that matter to you, via your own Policy Newsfeed.  

The Policy Newsfeed acts like other newsfeeds you are probably accustomed to using.  EU information uploaded to our site appears in chronological order, with the latest update appearing at the top of your newsfeed page.  The subject header for each update is designed to help you scan the latest updates quickly and decide which ones are required reading, and which ones can wait.  Once you’ve read an update, the text will change colour so you can easily keep track of information you’ve already read and information you need to catch up on later.    

 

Once you have clicked on a post the colour changes from bright orange to dark brown

Once you have clicked on a post the headline text colour changes from bright orange to dark brown

 

Using your Policy Newsfeed helps you stay focussed on the issues that matter most, by filtering out information that is less relevant.  As your needs change, so can the newsfeed which is yours to manage, change and personalise as often as you like, at no extra cost.  At the same time, if you don’t wish to apply a filter and want to view all the information in One Policy Place, you can, as premium access allows the ability to view all our content.  

How do I create my own Policy Newsfeed?

It takes minutes to create your Policy Newsfeed.   Just follow the steps below:

Login and click the orange “Go To My Newsfeed” button. In the Policy Newsfeed page click “+ Show all topics” to reveal a complete list of the policy issues we cover under the broader policy headings of climate change, energy, and environment.

 

When you click “+ Show all topics” the page expands as you can see from the image below

 

The expanded list of policy areas to choose from in alphabetical order

 

Click the orange “follow” button next to the specific policy issue that interests you and you will see you are now “following” this issue. We recommend following at least one of the three ‘+Top line’ areas in either climate change, energy, or environment. Following at least one of these areas is the only way to view our helpful ‘What’s On Weekly’ guides in your Policy Newsfeed.

 

You are now following (amongst other issues) “+ Top Line Climate Change” and “Consultations – Energy”.

 

Click “Just topics I follow” after you’ve finished creating your newsfeed, in order to minimise the complete list of policy issues, as per below.

 

Just Topics I follow

Just Topics I follow

 

After pressing the ‘Just topics I follow’ button you’ll see all your policy issues grouped together, as per below.

 

Your policy issues grouped together

Your policy issues grouped together

 

Hit the orange “Refresh Newsfeed” button to update your selection.  

 

Refresh every time you make a change to your Policy Newsfeed

Refresh every time you make a change to your Policy Newsfeed

 

Make sure you do this everytime you make changes to your newsfeed. Once you have done this the “Refresh Newsfeed” button disappears and you’ll see the latest information in your chosen policy areas. See below.

 

Information in your Policy Newsfeed

Information in your Policy Newsfeed

 

If you need to remove a policy issue, simply click the orange “following” button to unfollow.  This means you will no longer receive updates related to this policy area in your newsfeed.

You can organise the information in your newsfeed according to most recent, last modified or alphabetical.  The search bar at the top of your newsfeed also lets you look for previous information stored in our archive.

 

Can I make changes to my personalised Policy Newsfeed and is there a cost attached?

Yes, you can make changes to your Policy Newsfeed and no, there is no additional cost attached.  The newsfeed is yours to manage, change and personalise as often as you like, at no extra cost, and you don’t have to ask our permission.  If you want to make changes to your newsfeed simply login, go to your newsfeed and follow or unfollow the policy issues you wish to add or delete.  

 

Can I access all of the information contained within a policy area?

Yes you can. Premium Access gives you the ability to view all content in One Policy Place at any time and at no extra cost.  To view all content related to a specific policy issue, simply go to “my Newsfeed page” and click on the policy issue text (eg. “Climate Finance”). The information will appear in chronological order. 

As you hover over an issue the yellow box will appear. Click on the text of the policy issue you wish to view.

As you hover over an issue the yellow box will appear. Click on the text of the policy issue you wish to view.

This will enable you to view all content on the website related to this policy issue. See below.

All content in Climate Finance

All content in Climate Finance

 

Do I receive an email notification everytime there is new relevant content added to my newsfeed?

No, we don’t send you an email everytime new relevant content appears in your newsfeed. We send our Premium Access customers a general policy email each morning that can also act as a reminder for you to login. We believe that you are best suited to decide when you can give your EU information the time and focus it requires by choosing when you want to check your newsfeed to concentrate on the latest updates.

How does the search bar work?

Enter your keyword into the search bar and hit the search button.  Posts that contain your keyword either in the post’s heading or main body of the text will then appear.  When using the search bar, all content on the website will be searchable, not just the posts related to policy issues you are following in your Policy Newsfeed.

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