Information of interest to the media

Press programme (Subject to change)


Accreditation.  Media access to the Press Centre, or to any other place where Summit events open to press coverage are to be held, shall be limited exclusively to those journalist who are duly accredited.  They must have their official credentials with them at all times, as well as their personal identification, and, when appropriate, their pool card.

Euro-Mediterranean Summit credential holders also have the right to receive credentials granting access to events organised by

To pick up their credentials, journalists must present a passport or national ID card, and the original copy of a letter from the media outlet on behalf of which the accreditation has been requested, which shall include specific mention of the journalist’s name and ID. Credentials must be picked up at the places and times listed below.

1. Directorate-General for International Information (Subdirectorate-General for International Information, Moncloa Complex, Madrid), 21-23 November, at the following times:

21-22 November: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
23 November: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2. The Accreditation Office, located on the first floor of the Auditorium of the Barcelona International Convention Centre (c/ Taulat, across from Plaza de Levante), from 25 – 28 November at the following times:

25th, 12 noon – 8 p.m.

26th, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

27th, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

28th, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Press Centre. The Press Centre is located in the Barcelona International Convention Centre.  A map is available at (see section 07 INFO).

Time schedule of the Barcelona International Convention Centre during the Euromed Summit:

26th: 12:00 am - 9:00 pm

27th:  9:00 am - 1:00 am

28th:  6:30 am - 8:00 pm


Press Centre facilities will include:
- 1 General Information desk, where documentation will be handed out
- 7 Press Conference rooms
- 600 work stations for journalists, equipped with IDSN and broadband lines, and a Wi-Fi zone
- 100 computers with Internet access
- A sufficient number of printers to deal with the needs of the work stations
- 60 television booths, with IDSN lines and 14-inch monitors for closed-circuit reception
- 50 radio booths, with IDSN lines and closed-circuit monitors
- The journalists’ workroom will have large television screens installed along the walls for following the official broadcasts by TVE (Spanish National Television).  These screens will also be used to announce press conferences, informative sessions, and other information of interest to journalists
- Photocopy machines
- Faxes
- Lockers

Requests for television editing booths, radio booths, and press agency offices should be sent to Francisco Martos Robles ([email protected] or by fax: 91 321 4080) before 21 November.


Press Conferences. The Summit’s press conferences will be held in the six conference rooms at the Barcelona International Convention Centre. The final press conference will be broadcast live via the official signal, as well as streamed on the Summit website htpp:// Information regarding dates and times will be announced on the closed-circuit television screens.  The press conference rooms will be equipped with sound and loudspeaker systems, and be available to all of the official delegations of attending countries. 
- 2 halls for 40 persons each, without simultaneous interpretation booths
- 3 halls for 100 persons each, with simultaneous interpretation booths for 2 languages
- 1 hall for 400 persons with simultaneous interpretation booths for 4 languages

The functioning of the press conference rooms will be regulated by an advance reservation system.  Reservations for the conference rooms must be made during the weeks before the Summit.
Interested delegations should make their reservations by e-mail: [email protected]


Radio and television.  The Summit’s official television broadcasts will be generated and distributed by Spanish National Television (TVE).  The TVE liaison officer will be Francisco Cortés, e-mail: [email protected].  Radio broadcasts will be distributed by Spanish National Radio (RNE), and the liaison officer will be Ángel López Alcázar, e-mail: [email protected]


Parking of mobile units. Mobile units may be parked in a special car park next to the Press Centre on calle Puigcerdá.  Drivers must be duly accredited in the same way as journalists.  To receive the required parking card, the vehicle’s license plate and model number must be sent to the following fax: (+34) 91 321 42 31.
Parking cards shall be picked up together with journalists’ credentials at the Accreditation Office.  Drivers of mobile units and other vehicles must be duly accredited for the Summit.

Accommodations. Rooms at the Summit partner hotels may be reserved through the online reservation centre at
Reservations may also be made by e-mail:  [email protected].


Transportation.  A shuttle bus service will be available for accredited journalists, going to and from the different Summit partner hotels (listed on the online reservations page) and the Press Centre, with the following frequencies:

1) A shuttle bus will leave the hotels reserved for the Press every half hour, stopping at the Accreditations Office and the Press Centre.

2) The shuttle bus between the Accreditations Office and the Press Centre will leave every 10 minutes.

These shuttle bus services will continue throughout the opening times of the Press Centre, which are listed below:

Saturday the 26th, noon to 9 p.m.

Sunday the 27th, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Monday the 28th, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Catering.  In the cafeteria next to the Press Centre workroom, a snack bar for journalists will be continuously open.


Useful telephones. From 26 – 28 November, the following telephones may be used:

Press Information: 93 568 5033. Fax: 93 374 4594
Accreditation: 93 568 5152. Fax nº: 93 3744 595
Medical Services at the Press Centre: 93 568 5005

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