On 10 and 11 May 2018 Rome’s Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi will host the OSCE Counter-Terrorism Conference 2018 entitled “The Reverse Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs): Challenges for the OSCE Area and Beyond”, promoted by the Italian OSCE Chairmanship for 2018.
The event will be attended by numerous Italian and foreign government officials and international scholars and experts, reflecting the extent to which this project is shared and supported at international level.
The Conference’s Opening Session, on 10 May (9:00-10:15 a.m.), and Closing Session, on 11 May (5:00-5:30 p.m.), will be open to the press.
The Opening Session will begin with remarks by Ambassador Vinicio Mati, Italian OSCE Chair Coordinator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Director of the Office of the OSCE General Secretariat, Paul Bekkers.
The Conclusions will be drawn by Alessandro Cortese, the Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director General for Political Affairs and Security and Rasa Ostrauskaite, OSCE Coordinator for Activities to Address Transnational Threats.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card for freelance reporters) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.
The entrance for the press at the Centro Congressi of the Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi, via G. Frescobaldi, 5, will be open on the following time slots:
- Thursday, 10 May, from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., to attend the Opening Session
- Friday, 11 May, from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m., to cover the Conclusions.