An Informal Meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers (Gymnich), will take place on 29 and 30 August at the MiCo Congress Centre in Milan under the Italian EU Presidency. The Informal will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and hosted by Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini.
The High Representative and Minister Mogherini will welcome the Heads of Delegation at 13.00 on 29 August and then open the Meeting.
Proceedings will continue on 30 August and close with a joint press conference by Ashton and Mogherini. Attending the event will be the Foreign Ministers of the 28 member states and representatives of the European Union institutions.
The following press opportunities are planned:
MiCo – 29 August
- Arrival of authorities (12.30)
for journalists, television crews and photographers.
- tour de table to open proceedings (13.00)
family photo (16.00)
for television crews and photographers only.
MiCo – 30 August
Joint press conference by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini (12:00)
For journalists, television crews and photographers.
Journalists, television crews and photographers interested in following the event must apply for specific accreditation no later than 16.00 of Thursday 28 August 2014.
ONLINE ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE
Journalists, television crews and photographers interested in following the event will find all the necessary information on the Italian Presidency Portal www.italia2014.eu, through which they can submit an online accreditation application for Presidency events.
To apply for accreditation online, you must first register at http://www.italia2014registration.eu. You will be required to fill in a form, upload a photo (in JPG format only) and a scanned copy of the following documents (in JPG or PDF format only):
your current passport or identity document
a letter from your media organisation (or, if a letter is not available, your press card)
for free-lancers: your press card (obligatory)
If you have already registered
If you have already registeredwith the Foreign Ministry accreditation system you will receive a system message when you first register through the Presidency portal. This will allow you to recover the registration details and information and documents you have already entered and/or uploaded.
Once your documentation is complete and up-to-date and you have registered online, you will be able to register for any events you wish to attend. To do so, access your profile (through http://www.italia2014registration.eu), and select the event you wish to register for.
PRESS ACCREDITATION OFFICE (MILAN, MICO)
The Press Accreditation Office in Milan at the MiCo Congress Centre is located in Via Gattamelata (Gate 16). The opening hours (for the Gymnich meeting) are:
Thursday 28 Augustfrom 16.00 to 18.30
Friday 29 Augustfrom 9.30 to 18.00
Saturday 30 Augustfrom 8.30 to 11.30.
The press room will be open from 9.30 to 19.00 on 29 August and from 8.30 to 16.00 on 30 August.
For live filming of the press conference, please submit your application by email to email@example.com. Applications must include the type of vehicle to be used and its registration number.
Practical information for the presscan be found at:
For additional information, contact:
Press Accreditation Office:
tel. +39.06.36913432 – 06.36913070 – 06.36918573