Extraordinary NATO Summit

Brussels, 24 March 2022

  • 24 Mar. 2022 -
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  • Press Release (2022) 062
  • Issued on 16 Mar. 2022
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  • Last updated: 23 Mar. 2022 11:20


  1. A meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Heads of State and Government will take place on Thursday 24 March 2022. The meeting will be in person and will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.
  2. The Secretary General will preview the Summit with a press conference on Wednesday 23 March 2022.
  3. A detailed media programme for the Summit on Thursday 24 March will be published on the NATO website closer to the event.
  4. For security reasons, the number of journalists allowed to cover the Summit in person is limited. Accreditation is now closed. 
  5. NATO will stream all public components of the meeting on its website.
  6. National briefings may also take place at NATO Headquarters. Those may be by invitation only. Please contact national delegations at NATO for details about their plans. A list of press officers at the national delegations is available from the NATO Press Office.


  1. Access to Summit media events will be limited to small media pools for photographers and videographers. Details on pools will follow.
  2. If you accept a NATO pool position you must share immediately all information and material collected while in the pool with any accredited media that request it. You will share the material at no charge and with no restriction on the use of the material for news purposes.
  3. You can only accept a pool accreditation if you have the agreement of your employer to all of the conditions on providing pool material listed above.
  4. Media organisations that want pooled images should first contact the wire service / photo agency of which they are a client. Media representatives and news organisations must identify that it is pooled material every time it is used. Pooled material can only be used for legitimate news purposes and it cannot be sold.


  1. NATO will provide broadcast quality video in real time on EBU World feed and to EBU News Exchange.
  2. NATO photographers and videographers will provide video clips and photos of all public events during the meeting.
  3. Photos can be downloaded from the NATO website. The video files will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal.


  1. Details on picking up accreditation badges, access to the premises, parking, etc., will be provided to accredited journalists at a later stage.
  2. A press area with stand-up positions, working spaces will be set up on the first floor of the Public Square. Electricity sockets, Wi-Fi internet, and telephones will be available.
  3. Working spaces cannot be booked in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. Information on stand-up positions will be available to accredited media at a later stage.
  5. The press centre will be open from 08:30 to midnight on 23 March, and from 05:00 to midnight on 24 March.
  6. Television and radio editing spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, upon request by email to the NATO TV & Radio Unit (see contact details below).
  7. NATO also makes available one TV and one radio studio when they are not in use by senior NATO officials. These facilities are usually booked via delegations' press officers wishing to accept interview requests from media organisations.
  8. Please note there will be no possibility to bring satellite vans to NATO for this meeting.


Overall Coordination & pool cards
Ms Irina Novakova
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 1003
Mr Angelo Pacifico
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 83 46
TV & Radio arrangements on site and via satellite
Mr Bart Vandendorpe
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 35 78
NATO Video on demand
NATO Multimedia
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 12 27