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Accreditation request

Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in compliance with strict safety and verification criteria, will grant accreditation for six (6) months to national and international journalists requesting this.

The accreditation process will be exclusively online, through the platform available at www.2021portugal.eu, and consists of two steps:

  1. Request for six-month accreditation for Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union;
  2. Request to register for each one of the events on the official calendar of Portugal’s Presidency. Requests must be made in each journalist's reserved area as soon as possible and not less than 14 days before the date of the event.

During the initial accreditation phase, journalists must agree to provide the following information regarding their personal and professional identity:

  • copy of valid passport or citizen's card or identity card;
  • passport sized photo, in colour;
  • copy of press card or copy of a document proving the labour relationship with the media outlet represented.

Their personal data will be processed in accordance with the following provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR - reference to Law No. 58/2019):

  • Article 6(1)(a), in the situations where the data subject has given his/her consent;
  • Article 6(1)(b), if the processing is necessary for compliance with a contract or for procedures prior to signing a contract;
  • Article 6(1)(c), if the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that the Task Group for Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2021 is bound by;
  • Article 6(1)(d), if the processing is necessary for protecting the vital interests of the person in question or another individual;
  • Article 6(1)(e), if the processing is necessary for carrying out duties of public interest or the exercise of the public authority invested in the controller.

Collecting the Accreditation

All accreditation requests will receive a response by email. 

When approved, the accreditation cards* may only be picked up in person by their holders at the Accreditation Centre located in Centro Cultural de Belém, headquarters of Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, or at the Temporary Accreditation Centres spread throughout the country, according to the official calendar of events scheduled.


The following documents must be presented when the accreditation card is picked up:

  • valid passport or citizen's card/identity card;
  • email with the accreditation authorisation granted by Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union;
  • press card or copy of a document proving the labour relationship
    with the media outlet represented.

Accreditation Centre

Opening hours

Working days: from 09h to 13h

 

21 January: from 08h to 18h

22 January: from 06h30 to 16h

When can accreditation be requested?

Accreditation may be requested throughout the Presidency. However, it is recommended that accreditation requests be made by 1 January 2021.

Last-minute accreditation requests will be processed, but this may imply a wait of several hours. Due to the current pandemic and bearing in mind possible changes to the calendar, the format of the events or other restrictions to be introduced in order to ensure the best possible safety conditions, we suggest that accreditation requests be made within the recommended period. 


Note that valid accreditation does not grant automatic access to events and people and vehicles must register again for each event.

See more about the official calendar of events for Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union here.

Accreditation of Journalists

D Card Contactos 156X156 02

In case of doubt or for any further clarification:


[email protected]