- Please note that due to the current
security situation in Belgium, specific security measures have been put in place
for last minute accreditation requests. Media representatives applying to attend
a European Summit for the first time or who have not been fully security
screened in the last 18 months (i.e. have not attended a summit in the last 18
months or had registered last minute) will be the subject of a comprehensive and
detailed verification by our security service. Considering the time and
resources needed for these verifications, not all requests may be processed.
Media are therefore advised to avoid sending representatives falling into these
- If this is your first registration, please make
sure you have a recent ID-size photograph in JPEG format (.jpg) and the number
of your passport or identity card ready before starting the online process.
- You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email. Please read it
carefully as it includes the list of original documents you will be asked to
provide when collecting your badge. Depending on your profile, the requested
document will include: Passport or ID card, press card and/or a letter from your
editor-in chief as well as the signed original of your
application for security clearance (only for media representatives of
Belgian nationality or resident in Belgium). The press centre may
contact you to request additional information if necessary. No accreditation
badge will be issued if you cannot provide all required documents.
Journalists holding a 6-month badge (01.01.2016 - 30.06.2016) do not
need to register
6-month badges can be collected at the
accreditation centre of the LEX building during summits. Please ensure that you
have all the required documents when collecting your badge.
Accreditation badges must be collected in person from
the LEX building (145 rue de la Loi,
- Wednesday 17 February March - 9.30 - 13.00 and
14.00 - 20.00
- Thursday 18 February - 8.30 - 20.00
- Friday 19
February , from 08.00 to the end of the final press conference (latest
Practical information on the press centre and the media
programme will follow.
For more details on the European Council
the meeting page.