Information for accredited media
NATO Summit 2022 Madrid
- MEDIA CENTRE – LOCATION, ACCESS, TRANSPORT
- OPENING HOURS
- MEDIA CENTRE - FACILITIES
- MEDIA CENTRE – ARRANGEMENTS
- MEDIA CENTRE – INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
- NATIONAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS
- PUBLIC FORUM
- LOST AND FOUND
- USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN MADRID
- KEY WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA
You can find the full programme of the Summit here.
On 28 June 2022, the King of Spain, His Majesty Felipe VI, will host NATO Heads of State and Government for a Royal Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid. Coverage by the Host TV will be streamed live in the Summit Media Centre.
On 29-30 June 2022, the NATO Summit will take place at The Recinto Ferial de IFEMA. The IFEMA has hosted many high-level events, including the 1997 Madrid NATO Summit.
On 29 June 2022, NATO Heads of State and Government will have an informal transatlantic dinner, hosted by the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez. This is taking place at the Prado Museum. Coverage by the Host TV will be shown live in the media centre.
The NATO Summit will take place at RECINTO FERIAL IFEMA MADRID. This is also the location of the International Media Centre. Media can only access the Summit venue via the Media Accreditation Office.
Accredited media representatives must pick up their accreditation badge in person at the Accreditation Office.
The Media Accreditation Office is at the High School IES Gabriel García Márquez, Calle Nevado del Ruiz 1, Entry by Calle de Ayacucho S/N, 28043 Madrid (Mar de Cristal metro station).
Shuttle buses will run between the Media Centre and the Accreditation Office during the opening hours of the Media Centre. Please wear a mask on the bus.
Registrations for media accreditation are closed. Accredited media representatives are receiving confirmations.
Accredited media representatives will be given a NATO Summit media pass. You will be asked to show a valid national identification document (Passport or ID-card) and press card (or accreditation letter from a recognised media organisation). Security personnel may ask to see another form of ID.
Please arrive early to clear security checks and random sweeps.
|Accreditation Office||Media Centre|
|Saturday 25 June||11.00 to 14.30||Closed|
|Sunday 26 June||14.00 to 20.00||Closed|
|Monday 27 June||09.00 to 21.00||09-00 to 21.00 Open for set up and equipment storing only|
|Tuesday 28 June||09.00 to 21.00||Open from 08.00 onwards|
|Wednesday 29 June||06.00 to 17.00||Open 24 hours|
|Thursday 30 June||06.00 to 12.45||Open until 22.00|
|Friday 1 July||Closed||Open by appointment only, for broadcasters to pick their equipment|
Accredited representatives from broadcast media can bring bulky equipment to the Media Centre by appointment on June 27.
The Media Centre includes:
- A general working area, including TV and radio editing areas. Office furniture, electricity (230V with European plug sockets), TV screens for CCTV will be available throughout. Media will have access to printers and copy machines.
- A press conference area, including positions for informal media huddles and briefing rooms.
- An information desk and access to the NATO and Spanish media teams.
- Outdoor and indoor stand-up areas.
- Video feed (BNC termination) of the live programme signal. The format of the programme signal will be HD1080/50i with embedded audio and translation channels.
Working space in the Media Centre's general working area does not need to be pre-booked and is available on first-come, first-served basis.
Spaces in the editing area, TV/radio editing booths, as well as outdoor and indoor stand-up positions, require pre-booking. Booking is now closed.
Stand-up positions (outdoors and indoors) have electricity, internet connectivity and cover.
A fully equipped TV studio wired for live transmission is also available, but only for engagements with Leaders. Booking requests can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions during the Summit, accredited journalists can go to the Information Desk at the Media centre.
Specific support on the ground:
- Host Broadcaster Overon for live feeds on the spot, formats, live positions, satellite bookings, multi-view distribution - in their office space in the Broadcast Area and on OTAN2022@overon.es
- NATO TV team: for support on the spot: email@example.com
- Content on demand - firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests for interviews can be sent to:
- email@example.com – for NATO officials
- OTAN2022interviews@presidencia.gob.es - for Spanish officials
- Delegations – for interviews with national representatives. The contact list will be available at the Information Desk or by firstname.lastname@example.org
WiFi and wired Internet, video and audio distribution points and standard European electrical outlets will be available at the media centre and media facilities.
The WiFi network for journalists is called NATOPressWiFi, the password is natopress2022
Coverage of most Summit events will be pooled. Pool opportunities include: arrivals, doorsteps, public opening remarks at meetings of the North Atlantic Council, the official photo, etc. Press conferences of the Secretary General will be open to all accredited media.
Pool cards will be distributed by NATO, upon request and availability. Only photographers and videographers will be part of the pools covering the opening remarks of the meetings and the official photo. Reporters (written press) can also join their visual colleagues in the pools for doorsteps.
To request access to pools, please email Summitmediaoperations@hq.nato.int. You will receive a confirmation if your request is approved, together with the details for picking up your pool cards.
See the media programme for more details about pools and movements.
The participating Heads of State and Government may hold press conferences in the Media Centre. If those are open to all media, time and location will be announced on the CCTV.
Details about national media plans (press briefings, bilateral meetings) are available from the national delegations.
Please email email@example.com for a list of national press officers.
The Host Broadcaster, Overon, will deliver a single high quality HD/SDI signal (1080i50 audio embedded) live to the Media Centre for all Summit media events, free of charge. Multiple live signals will be provided of key moments, such as arrivals, the official photo, doorstep remarks and press conferences. The feed will be available without added graphics or text inserts.
The live programme signal will also be shown on closed circuit television screens throughout the media centre and Summit site, via the NATO website, and via satellite.
The satellite coordinates, transmission details and other information for broadcasters is available here
Broadcast-quality B-roll will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal. Journalists need to register to the portal to be able to download videos: https://www.natomultimedia.tv/portal/Register.html For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcripts of the Secretary General's public remarks, as well as pictures taken by NATO photographers will be available on the NATO website www.nato.int
The NATO Public Forum is taking place on June 28-29. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and His Majesty the King of Spain will open the event. Allied Heads of State and Government, Ministers and international experts will also participate.
Accreditation for the NATO Summit does not give access to this event, but journalists can follow this live online, or register for online participation.
The Public Forum will be streamed live on NATO's YouTube channel and on the co-organizers' websites. The live feed will also be available in the Media centre. For more information and registration to attend online: https://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/en/nato-public-forum
NATO is committed to making Summit events accessible to media representatives.
For any questions or requests about accessibility, please contact us on Summitmediaoperations@hq.nato.int. We will do our best to help. Please contact us with your request as soon as possible.
Food and drinks will be available at the Media Centre throughout its opening hours. Cash and credit cards are accepted as payment.
There will be simultaneous interpretation into French, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian of the NATO Secretary General's press conferences, his doorsteps and public remarks to open the Summit working sessions. Headsets will be available in the press conference room for Secretary General's press conferences. The interpretation can also available during the live-streaming on the NATO website.
Media representatives must comply with the COVID-19 rules in place in Spain. More information can be found here.
You need to wear a mask on the shuttle bus between the Accreditation Centre and the Summit venue.
It is strongly recommended to arrive early to clear security checks and random sweeps. Please comply with the instructions of security staff. Passes must be visible at all times.
If you lose your accreditation badge, please write to NATOAccreditations@hq.nato.int and report at the Information Desk.
Please check at the Information Desk.
NATO Summit Media Coordination
Ms Alina Coca – Summitmediaoperations@hq.nato.int
Spanish Media Coordination
Mr Julio M. Fenoy Muñoz – OTAN2022media@presidencia.gob.es
- General logistics, pool requests: Summitmediaoperations@hq.nato.int
- Bookings TV/Radio edit booths: OTAN2022@overon.es
- Bookings stand ups: OTAN2022@overon.es
- Satellite vans & equipment: OTAN2022@overon.es
- TV Studio: email@example.com
- B-roll and video distribution: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency (General): 112
Radioteléfono Taxi: 915 478 200
Tele Taxi: 913 712 131 y 913 713 711
Radio Taxi: 914 473 232
Radio Taxi Independiente: 914 051 213
Official NATO website: www.nato.int
Madrid Summit page on NATO website: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196144.htm
Secretary General (Twitter): https://www.twitter.com/jensstoltenberg
Secretary General (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/jensstoltenberg
Secretary General (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/jensstoltenberg
Deputy Secretary General (Twitter): https://twitter.com/Mircea_Geoana
Assistant Secretary General PDD (Twitter): https://twitter.com/NATObrazeb
Deputy Assistant Secretary General PDD (Twitter): https://www.twitter.com/NATORomeroC
NATO Spokesperson (Twitter): https://www.twitter.com/NATOpress
NATO Spokesperson (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/oanalungescu
NATO Deputy Spokesperson (Twitter): https://www.twitter.com/NATODepSpox
Presidency of the Government website : https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en
Madrid Summit page on Host country website : https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/Paginas/labels/nato.aspx
Twitter : https://twitter.com/desdelamoncloa
Facebook : https://facebook.com/palaciodelamoncloa
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/desdelamoncloa
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/lamoncloa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation : https://www.exteriores.gob.es/en
Ministry of Defence : https://www.defensa.gob.es/
President of the Government (Twitter) : https://twitter.com/sanchezcastejon
Facebook : https://facebook.com/sanchezcastejon
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sanchezcastejon
Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (Twitter) : https://twitter.com/jmalbares
Ministry of Defence (Twitter) : https://twitter.com/Defensagob