Media Accreditation

Only accredited journalists and technical staff may access the venues of informal ministerial meetings and the Media Centre. Accreditation is obtained via the accreditation system on the Presidency website

When accessing the online accreditation platform, you will be asked to provide your email address in order to receive your access code. You will then need to access the system again and start your registration from the login page.

Registration for the meetings/events of the Presidency can begin from the date the system goes live in May. To guarantee accreditation confirmation for a specific meeting, registration must be completed at least 10 days prior to the meeting/event.

On the accreditation page you will be requested to enter your personal data, your press card number and attach either a scanned copy of your press card or a letter of reference from the commissioning media. You will also need to upload a passport photograph respecting the following format:

Type: jpg, png, gif or bmp
Maximum file size: 3Mb
Recommended size: 480 x 640 pixels.

The final step involves selecting the meetings/events you would like to attend. A separate application is required for each meeting/event. Confirmation of your accreditation will be sent to you by email in good time before the meeting/event. You will also receive an email reminding you to confirm your attendance or to cancel your participation if you are unable to attend.

Please note that if you fill in the fields concerning flights to/from Cyprus and accommodation in Cyprus, we will be in a better position to facilitate you more, especially with the accreditation badges and transportation within Cyprus.

Accreditation badge

On the basis of the information you have provided and its subsequent validation, an accreditation badge will be issued and made available for collection.

Badge collection:

Non Cyprus based media representatives: upon arrival at Larnaka Airport, at the Cyprus Presidency Info Point before the passport control. Badges can be collected as early as two (2) days prior to the meeting and up until 05:00  on the day of the event. Alternatively, at Filoxenia Conference Centre in Lefkosia after 08:00 on the day of the event. (For the few events held in venues in other towns, you may collect your badge from the info point of that venue, one hour before the event).

Cyprus based media representatives: at the  Press and Information Office (PIO) of the Republic of Cyprus, as early as two (2) days prior to the meeting, from 07:30-21:30 on weekdays, 08:30-14:00 on Saturdays and 09:30-17:30 on Sundays.

 To collect your badge, you will be asked to present an identification document (passport or identity card).

Please note that you must collect your badge in person and wear it in a clearly visible way throughout the meeting/event in order to have access to the Media Centre. You may also be requested to present your personal identification at any time so please make sure you always carry it with you.

Each badge is valid for the whole duration of the specific meeting/event it is issued for. Loss of the accreditation badge must be reported immediately either to the Media Centre personnel, the Accreditation Centre or the nearest Info Point at the meeting venue.

Please be warned that last minute accreditation entails lengthy and time consuming procedures and we strongly advise against it. Last minute accreditation will not be available at any venue other than the Filoxenia Conference Centre.

Pdf manual accreditation procedure
Online Accreditation Procedure

Media accreditation for events in Brussels and Luxembourg

If you wish to attend meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg during the Cyprus EU Presidency, accreditation will be granted under the existing rules of the Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union. A link to the accreditation form will also be available through the Presidency website or directly on the website of the Council of the EU: