The Plenary Hall and the Working Halls, as well as the rest areas and meeting
rooms, the National Delegation Offices, the Press Centres, and other workplaces
at the Euro-Mediterranean Summit are all found in the Barcelona International
Convention Centre (also known by its Spanish initials, CCIB), located on the
edge of the Mediterranean Sea, 8 km from the centre of Barcelona and 13 km from
El Prat Airport.
Delegations from member countries of the Barcelona Process will each have access
to a fully-equipped Working Hall.
HM the King of Spain will host a dinner for the Heads of State and of Government
attending the Summit, on the evening of Sunday, 27th November.
Simultaneously, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation will
host a dinner for his colleagues.
- The Euro-Mediterranean Summit will bring together Heads of State/Government
and Delegates from the Member States of the European Union,
countries in the EU admissions process and candidates, as well as countries
from the Southern Mediterranean that are members of the Euro-Mediterranean
Partnership, also known as the Barcelona Process.
Delegations from Barcelona Process members may participate with a maximum of 12
Delegates, as well as 5 Security personnel.
- Other participants in the Euro-Mediterranean Summit, with Permanent
Observer status, are the Delegations from Libya and Mauritania, as
well as the presided by the Secretary General of the Arab League.
Those Delegations with Permanent Observer status may have a maximum number of 6
Delegates, as well as no more than 5 Security personnel.
- A series of Countries and Organisations may also attend the Summit as Guest
Observers: the European Investment Bank, the Arab Maghreb Union,
the Economic and Social Committee, and the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean
Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures. These Delegations may have a
maximum of two members.
Delegations from Barcelona Process member countries, as well as those having
Permanent Observer or Guest Observer status at the Barcelona Summit, will be
given, as appropriate, a gold pin for Heads of State/Government, a silver pin
for Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and accreditations of red or blue.
The type and number of accreditations to be given to these Delegations will be
communicated directly to their representatives in an official statement.
These pins and accreditations will be compulsory for entering the different
restricted access areas of the Summit.
Spain, as the host country, will pay, for the night of 27th November: 4 hotel
rooms for Delegations from Barcelona Process members countries (except for MEDA
Programme countries, which will be financed by the European Commission), and 2
rooms per country or institutional Delegation participating as a Permanent
Observer or Guest Observer.
Transportation and airports
The Spanish Organising Commission will offer each Official Delegation
appropriate high-end vehicles and a minivan.
The main Airport for arrivals of Heads of State and of Government and members of
Delegations will be El Prat International Airport, in Barcelona. As
alternative airports, depending on the type of airplane, Saragossa, Reus, and
Gerona will be used.
Details on the established system for official shuttles and caravans will be
communicated to the Delegations personally (not through the Website).
The Organising Commission will have Liaison Officers in charge of assisting and
informing the Official Delegations, both during the days prior to the Summit,
and during their presence in Barcelona on 27th and 28th November 2005.
Since Spain is part of the Schengen Area, Schengen Regulations will be in force
regarding the entry on Spanish soil of the Delegates, as well as that of duly
accredited media representatives attending the a la Euro-Mediterranean Summit.
Those Delegates and media representatives who, due to their nationality, require
a visa to enter a Schengen Area country, must apply for a visa at the Spanish
Embassy corresponding to their place of residence, by a Verbal Note from the
Foreign Minister of the Official Delegation, or by a letter signed by the
highest representative of the Institution invited as a Guest Observer, or of
the interested media outlet.
The different Delegations shall be informed directly regarding the provisional
Activities Programme for the Summit, the dates for advance preparation visits
to the Summit venue in Barcelona, the languages to be used in the different
working sessions, procedures for the accreditation of Delegates, and other