Accreditation for summits and high level events 

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

European Council meeting, 19-20 October 2017

Application deadline: 29 September, 12.00

Eastern Partnership summit, 24 November 2017

Application deadline: 3 November, 17.00

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 second half of 2017 are now closed.

Accreditations for the 6-month badge for the first half of 2018 will open in October.

For more information, contact the press office:

Tel. +32 (0) 2 281 9000

Fax + 32 (0) 2 281 8541