Briefing for media on the 2024 European Elections 

Press Releases 

On 29 April, Parliament’s Press Service will outline all practical details for covering the lead candidates’ debate and election night as well as the EP communication campaign.

When: 29 April, from 10.00-11.00

Where: Anna Politkovskaya press room in Brussels and via Interactio, Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+

Parliament’s Spokesperson Jaume Duch Guillot will open the media briefing, summarising Parliament’s main legislative achievements during its ninth term, as well as unfinished business for the new Parliament after the elections.

This will be followed by a briefing on practical information for the media by the EP Press and Audiovisual services, on:

  • 9 May - One month to go
  • 23 May - Eurovision debate with the lead candidates to the EU Commission Presidency in Parliament’s hemicycle in Brussels
  • 9 June - Election night from Parliament’s premises in Brussels.

Delphine Colard, Parliament’s Deputy Spokesperson, will then speak about how the EU is working to protect the 6-9 June elections from disinformation.

Closing the session, Philipp Schulmeister, Parliament’s director for campaigns, will present the EP’s election campaign, including the screening of its TV advertising spot.

Find the detailed programme here.

Information for the media - Use Interactio to ask questions

Interactio is only supported on iPad (with the Safari browser) and Mac/Windows (with the Google Chrome browser).

When connecting, enter your name and the media you are representing in the first name / last name fields.

For better sound quality, use headphones and a microphone. Interpretation is only possible for interventions with video, so you should switch on your camera when asking a question. It is recommended to use one of these microphones to ensure that questions can be interpreted.

Journalists who have never used Interactio before are asked to connect 30 minutes before the start of the press conference to perform a connection test. IT assistance can be provided if necessary.

When connected, open the chat window (upper right corner) to be able to see the service messages.

For more details, check the connection guidelines and recommendations for remote speakers.