Accreditation for the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018

Prior online accreditation with the Federal Press Service is required to attend all events in Austria organized by the Austrian Presidency that require accreditation, and, in particular, for informal ministerial meetings, meetings with EU institutions and meetings with third countries.

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If you have already been accredited for an event organised by the Austrian Federal Government or the Office of the Austrian Federal President, or are a foreign correspondent accredited in Austria, then we already have your details stored in our online accreditation system. In this case, you do not need to reapply for accreditation. All that you have to do is specify the event you want to attend in our event calendar.

Instructions for online media accreditation

For first-time accreditation, you are requested to register and enter your personal data. You are also required to attach a recent digital coloured photograph and enter the data from your press card. Instead of your press card you may also attach a letter from your media organisation confirming your personal assignment for the particular event (letter of assignment). These attachments must be sent in jpg (for the photograph), doc or pdf format.

As soon as the Federal Press Service receives your data, you will receive email confirmation of successful delivery. The Federal Press Service will also confirm your accreditation by email.

The online accreditation system contains a list of all the events for which you can register. Please register no later than 14 days before the beginning of the event you wish to attend.

You only have to apply for accreditation once for the duration of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Once you are accredited, your personal password allows you to make changes, e.g. register for further events. When registering for further events, you will not be asked to re-enter your personal details.

Start here your online media accreditation and registration for events.

Collection of accreditation badges

The accreditation badge gives you access to the media centre concerned and media events for the entire duration of the Austrian Presidency.

To collect your accreditation badge, you will need to present the following documents:

  • Accreditation confirmation
  • Valid press card or the original letter of assignment from your media organisation
  • Official identity document with photograph (identity card, passport or driving licence).

You can collect your accreditation badge from the #eu2018at media accreditation desk in the Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna or from the Media Accreditation Office of the Federal Press Service, Hofburg — entrance Schauflergasse 1, 1010 Vienna.

For events taking place at other venues, please collect your accreditation badge from the media accreditation desk of the venue’s media centre.

The accreditation badge is non-transferable and must be worn visibly at all times during the event. You will also have to be able at all times to prove your identity by means of an official identity document with photograph. Loss of your badge must be reported immediately to the Media Accreditation Office of the Federal Press Service or to the venue’s media accreditation desk.

Please apply for accreditation for the Austrian Presidency as early as possible – and no later than 14 days before the beginning of the first event you wish to attend. On-site accreditation will be possible only in exceptional cases and you may have to wait some time for your badge in this case.

Owing to space constraints, there may, in exceptional cases, be limits placed on the number of people admitted to events open to the media. In such cases, a pool regime will be in place which will be announced in advance on the Austrian Presidency website www.eu2018.at and listed under the event concerned.

Please be aware that your data are submitted to an accuracy check as well as to a security check. The protection and security of your personal data is important to us. We therefore store and process data solely in accordance with current data protection legislation. Until 25 May 2018 your data is subject to the provisions of the Austrian Data Protection Act 2000 (Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data, Federal Law Gazette I No. 165/1999 (DSG 2000)). From 25 May 2018, it is subject to the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR) as well as the provisions of the Data Protection Act as amended by the Data Protection Amendment Act (as amended) of 25 May 2018. As a user, you consent to the processing of data in line with this declaration.

Exceptional on-site media accreditation

For on-site media accreditation in exceptional cases at the Media Accreditation Office of the Federal Press Service or at the media accreditation desk of the venue’s media centre you will need:

  • an official identity document with photograph (identity card, passport)
  • a valid press card or the original letter of assignment from your media organization

Please note that on-site media accreditation can lead to increased waiting times. The Federal Press Service reserves the right to withhold accreditation for security or other objective reasons.

Contact for more information

Federal Chancellery
Ballhausplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Room EG 52/ground floor: only prior to appointment by telephone

Phone: +43 1 531 15-20 25 61 oder 20 23 38
Email: federalpressservice@bka.gv.at

Accreditation for European Council meetings

ATTENTION: Accreditation for European Council meetings will, as usual, not be organised by the Austrian Presidency, but rather the press centre of the Council of the European Union. For further information, see:

Press centre of the Council of the European Union