Conference on the Future of Europe: follow the fourth Plenary on Friday-Saturday
Media are invited to the plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe taking place 11 - 12 March in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The Plenary will focus on the 88 recommendations by the Panels on ‘EU in the world / migration’ and ‘A stronger economy, social justice and jobs / Education, culture, youth and sport / Digital transformation’, and related recommendations from National Citizens’ Panels. You can find out more here.
The situation in Ukraine is expected to be discussed during the Plenary, with the participation of Ukrainian citizens.
When: Friday 11 - Saturday 12 March 2022
Where: European Parliament in Strasbourg
In preparation for the Plenary meeting on Saturday, the nine thematic Working Groups of the Conference will meet on Friday from 9.00 to 11.00.
Media representatives will be able to interview Plenary members who are willing to speak to journalists, using Parliament’s dedicated spaces and equipment if needed (booking required). Exchanges with members of the Common Secretariat as well as other technical experts may also be possible, to be organised upon request. Press officers from EU institutions will be available to facilitate the process and liaise where necessary.
The Conference Plenary debates on Friday and Saturday will be broadcast live on EbS+. A news summary will be available on EbS after the session ends. The session will also be live streamed on the Conference Platform and Parliament’s Multimedia Centre. The different Plenary topics will be debated according to this schedule:
11/03/2022, 11:15 - 13:30: Youth, education and culture
11/03/2022, 14:30 - 17:15: EU in the World
12/03/2022, 08:30 - 10:50: Stronger economy, social justice and jobs
12/03/2022, 11:15 - 13:30: Digital transformation
12/03/2022, 14:30 - 17:00: Migration
Annual press badges (either inter-institutional badges or EP badges) are valid. Journalists without an access badge are kindly asked to request accreditation before 10 March at 16:00 via the journalist registration website. Badges must be collected by Thursday 10 March until 13:00 from the Press reception desk (located at entrance number 1 of the Agora). After this time and throughout the event badges can be collected from reception Weiss (located at entrance number 4 of the Agora).
COVID-19 prevention measures
Journalists can attend the Conference Plenary session, provided they strictly follow the health restrictions and measures put in place by both the French authorities and the European Parliament.
As of 3 November, all people entering Parliament's buildings, including journalists, have to present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate. The EU Digital COVID Certificate proves that a person is either fully vaccinated, has recently recovered from COVID-19 or can show a recent negative PCR test result. Both digital and paper formats of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or of a recognised equivalent certificate will be accepted. Proof of a negative result of a PCR test carried out within the last 48 hours in Belgium, Luxembourg or France will also be accepted. Please note that the existing precautionary measures, including the compulsory wearing of a medical face mask and temperature checks at entrances, remain in place. More information here.
The measures for travellers to France are available here.
Media access will be facilitated through the main entrance to the Louise Weiss building and the Churchill building entrance throughout the duration of the Conference Plenary - subject to the accreditation considerations set out above. The separate press entrance will be closed.
The following areas will be accessible to journalists:
- Working space and access to the video feed inside the press room
- Press gallery of the Chamber (photo agencies will also be able to enter the Chamber)
- Media space outside the Hemicycle for video recording (booking required).
Wi-Fi will be available in all parts of the building. The login and password will be communicated on the day.
All journalists will be able to follow the Live coverage from the Press Room screens.
Audiovisual facilities (booking required)
The following audiovisual services will be provided:
- Live camera positions in self-service near the Chamber. Media should bring their own equipment and cabling; power and internet broadband connection will be available
- Multimedia studio and stand up positions.
To allow us to best facilitate your work, please send in your requests before Thursday 10 March by the end of the day to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Opportunities (booking required)
Photo and video pools will be organised for the Chamber (access exclusively reserved for photo agencies). Please contact AV planning with your request:
(+32) 2 28 43418 (BXL)
(+33) 3 881 73418 (STR)
For any questions linked to the programme or the facilities, please contact email@example.com