The ministerial meetings taking place in Luxembourg in the second half of 2015 during the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be held at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL).
The ECCL is located in Kirchberg, in the northeast of Luxembourg City, 2 km from the city centre, 5 km from the central train station and 8 km from Luxembourg airport.
European Convention Center Luxembourg – Press Centre
2, rue du Fort Thüngen
GPS Coordinates: latitude: 49.619173 / longitude: 6.14202
The media entrance is located on Rue du Fort Thüngen.
Accreditation is compulsory for all media representatives wishing to access the ECCL and use its facilities.
Access for accredited media representatives is conditional upon presentation of the documents required for accreditation and subject to a security check (people and equipment/belongings). Media representatives are therefore requested to allow sufficient time for the security checks.
- Travelling from Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte: Avenue J.F. Kennedy – Rue du Fort Thüngen
- Travelling from the A1 motorway: exit no. 8 “Kirchberg” – Avenue J.F. Kennedy – Rue du Fort Thüngen
“Place de l’Europe” car park
Media representatives are requested to use the “Place de l'Europe” underground car park (1,300 spaces), located close to the ECCL. The car park entrance is located on Avenue J.F. Kennedy.
Parking for satellite (SNG) and editing vehicles
Satellite vehicles can park between Avenue J.F. Kennedy and Rue du Fort Thüngen, in Rue Galileo Galilei, next to the media entrance of the ECCL.
Reservations are required in advance and can be made by contacting:
Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE)
Tel.: (+352) 24 80-2015
Mobile: (+352) 691 402 015
By bus (public transport)
The ECCL – “Philharmonie/Mudam” bus stop – is serviced by bus routes 1 and 16 departing from the “Hamilius” stop (city centre) and the central train station.
Bus no. 16 also serves the ECCL at regular intervals from Luxembourg airport.
For general information (timetables, routes) relating to public transport in Luxembourg and fares, please contact the Mobilitéitszentral (Mobility Centre) on (+352) 24 65 24 65 or visit the website www.mobiliteit.lu.
Taxis are available at Luxembourg airport and the Luxembourg City train station.
Fare guide (approximate):
- Airport-ECCL: 28 euros (inclusive of all tax)
- Central train station-ECCL: 22 euros (inclusive of all tax)
The following charges may apply:
- night fare (10 p.m.-6a.m.): 10%
- Sundays and public holidays: 25%
The opening hours of the press centre will be published several days before the respective meetings in the media guide which you can find in the “Media information” section.
The press centre is located on four levels (-2, -1, 0, +1). The press room is located on level 0 and the national press briefing rooms are located on levels 0 and +1.
- Level -2:
- media entrance
- accreditation desk
- security check
- 26 audiovisual editing booths
- press bar
- outside: parking spaces for satellite vehicles
- outside: stand-up positions
- Level -1:
- 30 audiovisual editing booths
- Level 0:
- working room for journalists (± 470 work-stations and ± 10 stand-up positions)
- “media info” desk
- Luxembourg City Tourist Office and National Tourist Board desks
- briefing rooms DE, SE, HU, PT, FR, UK, ES, IT, BE, CZ, EL, PL
- press conference room (± 400 seats):
- 8 interpreting booths
- control room
- 2 camera platforms (at the centre and back of the room)
- a “mixed zone” for interviews with ministers
- Level +1:
- briefing rooms NL, LT, MT, HR, IE, CY, LU, EE, DK, SI, FI, SK, LV, AT, BG, RO
"Media info" desk
For any further general information, please do not hesitate to consult the “media info” desk located in the working room of the press centre.
The working room has 470 individual work-stations.
Media representatives will have access to:
- audiovisual editing booths
- 10 PCs
- fax machines
A wireless network (wireless LAN) is available throughout the press centre. Internet access is provided via a login and password displayed on the press centre screens. In case of a Wi-Fi connection problem, it is recommended that you bring your own PC cable.
In-house information channel
An in-house information channel will allow practical information to be displayed on the screens throughout the press centre (schedules for pools, press conferences, national press briefings, Wi-Fi passwords, etc).
These television screens will also broadcast all the events covered by the host broadcaster.
Each delegation will have a briefing room at the ECCL press centre. Locations and times of national press briefings will be communicated to the “media info” desk so that they can be displayed on the in-house information channel.
The press centre has a bar and catering facilities. Drinks are served continuously in the media bar of the press centre (coffee, tea, refreshments, etc). Food and soft drinks will be offered free of charge by the Presidency to media representatives on presentation of a media accreditation badge.
The opening hours of the bar and restaurant area will be adjusted according to the events taking place at the ECCL.
Please note that smoking is prohibited inside the building. There are no smoking areas in the press centre.
Key lockers are available in the working room of the press centre on a self-service basis (non-bulky objects).
Lost property can be retreived from the “media info” desk located in the working room of the press centre.
The Presidency cannot be held responsible for the loss of any items belonging to media representatives. You are advised to use the lockers provided in the press centre.