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Media Advisory: State of the European Union address and debate


At 9.00 CET/8.00 BST on Wednesday 15 September, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will deliver her State of the European Union address, followed by a three hour debate with MEPs.


This media advisory provides technical information how to follow and cover the debate.



The State of the European Union Address and Debate will be webstreamed on Parliament’s website and on EbS/EbS+:

With captions:

Clean feed:



HD quality videos with transcript of the speech will be available here for download shortly after the beginning of the speech:



Photos will be available for download on the multimedia centre:


Audiovisual facilities

We are currently working on the renewal of our audio-visual facilities on the left side of the Chamber. Due to these exceptional circumstances, please note that the usual surface area available to the AV media is reduced next to the Chamber.

The following audiovisual services will be provided in a limited space on the right hand side :

  • Broadcast facilities: three Live positions and two TV studios.
  • One Multimedia studio, two stand-up positions
  • Live camera positions in self-service near the chamber. Each media is to bring its own equipment and cabling; a limited amount of power and internet broadband connections will be available. Please notify your interest in setting up a Live position before Tuesday 14th at 12:00 at

Radio studios are operational as usual.

Please send your requests to :

AV Planning

(+33) 3 881 72010 (STR)

(+32) 498 98 35 25 (Mobile)


(+33) 3 881 74312 (STR)

(+32) 2 83 2200 (BRX)


Media Briefings

On Tuesday 14 September, ahead of the SOTEU debate, journalists will have the opportunity to question MEPs in five thematic press briefings, on: The Economic and Social Recovery of the EU, Social Europe, Digital Transition, The Green Deal and combating climate change, The Crisis in Afghanistan: Migration, Human Rights and Asylum policies.

More information here.


Further information:

Press release
EP Think Tank: The von der Leyen Commission’s six priorities: State of play in Autumn 2021
EP Think Tank Briefing