Conference on the future of Europe: how to follow the third plenary | Actuality

The debates will mainly revolve around the 90 recommendations of the panels “European democracy / Values ​​and rights, rule of law, security” and “Climate change, environment / Health”, as well as related recommendations of the national citizens’ panels. You can find out more here.

When: Friday 21 – Saturday 22 January 2022

Or: European Parliament in Strasbourg

In preparation for the Saturday plenary meeting, the nine working groups will meet on Friday in two slots, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The meetings of the political families will take place on Friday between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Download the Plenary agenda and Working Group terms of reference.

Media opportunities

Media representatives will be able to interview members of the Plenary who wish to speak to journalists, using the dedicated spaces and equipment of the Parliament if necessary (reservation required). Exchanges with members of the Joint Secretariat and other technical experts may also be possible, to be organized on request. Press officers from EU institutions will be available to facilitate the process and liaise if necessary.

Audiovisual coverage

The Friday and Saturday plenary debates of the Conference will be broadcast live on EbS+. Extracts will be available on EbS after the close of the session. The session will also be streamed live on the Parliament’s conference platform and media centre. The Friday working group meetings will be broadcast on the Parliament’s multimedia centre. All video, audio and photo coverage will be available for download.


Annual press badges (either interinstitutional badges or EP badges) are valid. Journalists without an access badge are requested to request their accreditation before January 21 at 4:00 p.m. via the journalist registration site. The badges must be collected no later than Friday January 21 until 6:00 p.m. at the Weiss reception (located at entrance number 4 to the Agora).

COVID-19 prevention measures

Journalists can attend the plenary session of the Conference, provided that they scrupulously respect the restrictions and health measures put in place by both the French authorities and the European Parliament.

From 3 November, all persons entering Parliament buildings, including journalists, must present a valid EU digital COVID certificate. The EU COVID digital certificate proves that a person is either fully vaccinated, has recently recovered from COVID-19, or can present a recent negative PCR test result. Both digital and paper formats of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or recognized 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 existing precautionary measures, including compulsory wearing of a medical mask and temperature checks at entrances, remain in place. More information here.

The measures for travelers in France are available here.


Media access will be facilitated through the main entrance of the Louise Weiss building and through the entrance of the Churchill building throughout the duration of the plenary conference – subject to the accreditation arrangements set out above. The press entrance will be closed.

Work areas

The following spaces will be accessible to journalists:

  • Workspace and access to the video stream inside the press room
  • Chamber press gallery (photo agencies will also be able to enter the Chamber)
  • Media area outside the hemicycle for video recording (reservation required)

Wi-Fi will be available in all parts of the building. The login and password will be communicated during the day.

All journalists will be able to follow the coverage live from the screens in the press room.

Audiovisual installations (mandatory reservation)

The following audiovisual services will be provided:

  • Self-service live camera stations near the Chamber. Media should bring their own equipment and cabling; electricity and broadband internet connection will be available
  • multimedia studio

To allow us to facilitate your work as much as possible, please send your requests before Thursday 20 January at the end of the day to [email protected] Please note that the usual supply of audiovisual equipment (TV and radio studios, teams, editing, etc.) will be limited.

Photo opportunities (mandatory reservation)

Photo and video pools will be organized for the Chamber (access exclusively reserved for photo agencies). Please contact AV planning with your request:

Audiovisual planning

(+32) 2 28 43418 (BXL)

(+33) 3 881 73418 (STR)

[email protected]

For any questions related to the program or facilities, please contact [email protected]