|Updated: 18-May-2005||NATO Press Releases|
(2005)041 24 March 2005
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Security Forum
The first Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Security Forum with the participation of Foreign Ministers of NATO and Partner countries will take place in Åre, Sweden, on 24-25 May under the chairmanship of the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. The Foreign Minister of Sweden, Her Excellency Mrs Laila Freivalds will host the Forum. The “Holiday Club” in Åre is the venue for the Security Forum. The Media Centre will be located next to the “Holiday Club”.
2. Accreditation and Security Checks
The Media Accreditation Office will be located in the Telecom Office building, on Town Square, within walking distance of the Media Centre.
Opening hours of the Media Accreditation Office:
Monday, 23 May 08:30 – 21:00 hours
Tuesday, 24 May 08:00 – 21:00 hours
Wednesday, 25 May 08:00 – 15:00 hours
Applications for accreditation can only be made electronically on-line, by clicking on the following link: https://my.hq.nato.int/jas
Press passes to be worn visibly will not be mailed to applicants. They can only be collected personally at the Media Accreditation Office on presentation of an I.D. card or passport and a valid press card (or letter of accreditation from a recognized media organisation) which should be presented at any time upon request of security personnel. All media representatives are informed that security personnel will examine and may test equipment and personal effects carried onto the site and are advised to arrive with sufficient time to clear the security checks.
3. Media Centre
The Media Centre is located next to Holiday Club and will be operational on the following hours:
Monday, 23 May 09:00 – 20:00 hours
Tuesday, 24 May 06:00 – 02.00 hours
Wednesday, 25 May 06:00 – 20.00 hours
Television and radio interview rooms and facilities are located at the Media Centre.
The Host Television Broadcaster, SVT will provide coverage of arrivals of delegations, the plenary session, the official group photograph, as well as international news conferences.
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms Cecilia Larsson
The Host Radio Broadcaster, SR, will provide the signal and technical assistance.
Ms. Inga Holmberg,
Ms. Eva Svahn
Laptop computers will need to be equipped with RJ 45 plugs in order to be able to connect to the high-speed communication network.
6. Programme and pools
The final programme of the meeting will be available upon accreditation.
7. Visas, Accommodation and Transport
Please check the website http://www.sweden.gov.se/eapc , or with the nearest Swedish Embassy or consulate General regarding visa requirements.
Media representatives are encouraged to stay in Åre and are advised to book their hotel rooms as soon as possible.
Information on accommodation and hotel booking is available on-line by clicking on the following link: http://eapc.nymans.se
For further information please call:
Ms Maria Ljung, Telephone: +46 8 429 22 25
Ms Johanna Zachrisson, Telephone: +46 8 429 22 63
A bus service on arrival and departure will operate between Östersund Airport (OSD) and Åre from Monday, 23 May to Thursday, 26 May, noon. Details will be provided in the second media advisory.
All major credit cards and bank transfers will be accepted for payments.
Currency in Sweden: Swedish krona (SEK)
Ms Kerstin Olsson
Mr. François Le Blévennec