Accreditation for the Special European Council, 9-10 February 2023

© European Union, 2020, Source: Council of the EU – Audiovisual resources© European Union, 2020, Source: Council of the EU – Audiovisual resources

The Special European Council on 9 and 10 February 2023 will take place in the Europa building in Brussels. Address: Rue de la Loi 155/Wetstraat 155, 1040-Brussels.


Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings in person are required to register in advance, following this link:

  • The deadline to register is Friday 20 January 2023 at 14:00 CET

Under certain conditions, there will be the possibility for a late accreditation. For more information, please also consult the Media accreditation page.

Media representatives are strongly advised to apply as soon as possible to allow for sufficient time to process the requests. There is no need to register or collect any badge for the media representatives already in possession of the European Council annual badge.

Badge Collection

A media accreditation desk will be set up at the LEX building (Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 145) outside the security perimeter, to allow for collection of badges during the events.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday 8 February from 14:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 9 February from 08:30 to 18:00
  • Friday 10 February from 08:00 to 19:00

Press conferences

Information on the joint press conferences and possible national briefings will be shared at a later stage.

Media opportunities

A detailed programme will be published at a later stage. Depending on the sanitary conditions and the need to guarantee a safe working environment for everyone, please note that opportunities such as roundtables or doorsteps may be restricted to media pools.

In case capacity limitations apply, in particular for the doorsteps areas, priority would be given to reporters (i.e. journalists asking questions). Host camera and sound services will be available in the area.

Press materials

Videos and photos of the summits will be available on:

Sanitary requirements

Media attending the summits will be required to follow any public health regulations in place at the time, including Belgium entry requirements for those travelling into the country (please check on, as well as any additional measures that could be decided by the institution to ensure a safe working environment.

If necessary, detailed information on the covid-19 related rules will be communicated in due course.