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UK media advisory: European Elections 23 - 26 May 2019

14/05/2019
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The European Parliament in Brussels will be the central hub for journalists covering pan-European results in May 2019.

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The European Parliament will be reporting on election results across all EU countries (including national breakdowns) as these become available from national authorities on the evening of 26 May. A number of candidates and personalities are expected to be present at the European Parliament’s facilities in Brussels too, following and commenting on developments as they unfold.

Media representatives are invited to indicate their needs for working spaces and other facilities in Brussels for the days around the European Elections 23-27 May 2019 as soon as possible.

Brussels facilities
On election night, more than 1,000 media workspaces for journalists will be set up in the plenary chamber (“the hemicycle”) and in the listening rooms nearby equipped with continuous live web streaming from the hemicycle.

EP audio-visual services will be dedicated to production feeding into the EbS signal pool (ENG teams, editing, stand-up). TV and radio studios remain available, subject to reservation.

Audio-visual media crews need to contact their usual service providers for direct position requests. If a crew intends to bring its own means of production (OB van, cameras, decor, etc) or transmission (4G devices, SNG cars, etc.) they will need to indicate the type of assistance needed from Parliament’s audio-visual services (access pool, IP lines, phone lines, parking for vehicles, set size, etc.).

There will also be the possibility to accommodate stand-ups (on reservation and subject to availability) in the hemicycle, nearby and outside on rue Wiertz.

Please send specific requests to bookingsEE2019@ep.europa.eu

Accreditation
Broadcasters and journalists who would like to work from within the European Parliament’s premises on any of these dates are invited to express their interest and communicate their preferences to bookingsEE2019@ep.europa.eu as soon as possible.

Journalists (including those holding an annual inter-institutional badge) need to request special accreditation to access Parliament´s premises during the election period 23-26 May and on 27 May when all facilities will still be in place.

Raw data
Media who are interested in embedding raw data on election night have to subscribe to receive details on how to do so and updates by email to: election-results-data@europarl.europa.eu.

Technical briefing
The European Parliament is organising a technical briefing for Friday 17 May at 11:00 (CET) at the Anna Politkovskaya press room (PHS 0A50) in Brussels.

11:00 European elections 2019 - Overview
Jaume DUCH, Director General DG COMM, EP Spokesperson

11:15 Election day - Practical information
How election day will be organised and what facilities Parliament offers
Jesus CARMONA, Director for Media

11:30 Publication of results - What will be available and when?
Philipp SCHULMEISTER, Head of public opinion monitoring

The briefing will be web streamed here.

 
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Further information

Parliament’s official media advisory for 23 - 27 May
Parliament’s official media advisory for the 17 May press briefing
European Elections 2019 official website
EP press toolkit for the May 2019 European Elections