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Accreditation for summits and high level events 

Valid for: European Council meetings (summits) and other high-level international meetings

Standard accreditation

Valid for: Council meetings (at the ministerial level) and any other meetings, with the exception of European Council and high-level meetings. 

One-day accreditation

It can be obtained from the security desk at the entrance to the press centre. Please bring the following documents: 

  • a valid ID or passport
  • a valid press card or a letter signed by the editor-in-chief of your media organisation that confirms your status as a journalist and states which event you are covering

EU inter-institutional badge

The EU institutions have a joint accreditation scheme for Brussels-based correspondents. It is managed by the European Commission.

6-month press badge 

Only for EU national residing in Belgium or a non-EU national who has lived in Belgium for at least 5 years. 

This badge is valid for all European Councils and other high-level meetings. With this badge you no longer have to apply for accreditation for each event separately. 

Accreditations for the 6-month badge for the first half of 2016 are open

Deadline: 9.12.2015, 12.00

Late applications will not be accepted.

Badge collection

From 14 until 29 January 2016 at the accreditation desk of the Justus Lipsius building or, during the summits, at the accreditation centre of the LEX building.

For more information, contact the press office:

Tel. +32 (0) 2 281 9000

Fax + 32 (0) 2 281 8541