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Conference on the Future of Europe: how to follow the third Plenary

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op woensdag 19 januari 2022.

Media can follow the Plenary in Strasbourg on 21-22 January, which will focus on recommendations from two European Citizens’ Panels and corresponding National Panels.

The debates will revolve primarily around the 90 recommendations by the Panels on ‘European democracy / Values and rights, rule of law, security’ and ‘Climate change, environment / Health’, and related recommendations from National Citizens’ Panels. You can find out more here.

When: Friday 21 - Saturday 22 January 2022

Where: European Parliament in Strasbourg

In preparation for the Plenary meeting on Saturday, the nine Working Groups will take place on Friday in two slots, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00. The political families’ meetings will take place on Friday between 19.30 and 21.00.

Download the agenda of the Plenary and the terms of reference of the Working Groups.

Media opportunities

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.

Audio-visual coverage

The Friday and Saturday debates of the Conference Plenary will be broadcast live on EbS+. Extracts will be available on EbS after the closing of the session. The session will also be live streamed on the Conference Platform and Parliament’s Multimedia Centre. The Working Group meetings on Friday will be broadcast on Parliament’s Multimedia Centre. All video, audio and photo coverage will be available to download.


Annual press badges (either inter-institutional badges or EP badges) are valid. Journalists without an access badge are kindly asked to request accreditation before 21 January at 16.00 via the journalist registration website. Badges must be collected by Friday 21 January until 18.00 from the Weiss reception desk (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 72 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 arrangements set out above. The separate press entrance will be closed.

Working areas

The following areas will be accessible for 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

To allow us to best facilitate your work, please send in your requests before Thursday 20 January by the end of the day to avplanning@europarl.europa.eu. Please note that the usual range of audio-visual facilities (TV and radio studios, crews, editing ...) will be limited.

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:

AV Planning

(+32) 2 28 43418 (BXL)

(+33) 3 881 73418 (STR)


For any questions linked to the programme or the facilities, please contact madalina.sarb@europarl.europa.eu


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