Newcomers Briefing for Journalists organised by Journalists at Your Service and API-IPA

AEJ Belgium encourages all young/new journalists in Belgium to take part in this training/event.

When: Brussels, Thursday November 30th 2017

Where: Résidence Palace, IPC, Rue de la Loi, 155, Ensor Room, 4th floor


09:00 -09:15    Welcome and introductory remarks

Maria Laura FRANCIOSI, J@YS honorary president

Michael STABENOW, J@YS president

Hans DE BRUIJN, API-IPA  Sec. Gen.

Isabelle HOBERG, Residence Palace Director

09:15-10:00     The press, the Council of the EU and the European Council

Guy MILTON, Head of Unit of Media Relations

10:00-10:45    The Spokespersons Service of the European Commission 

Daniel ROSARIO, Member of the Spokespersons Service

10:45- 11.00     Coffe Break (offered by Residence Palace)

11:00- 11:45     The activity of the European Parlament

Constanze BECKERHOFF, Press Unit, Spokespersons Service

11:45-12:45     Midday Briefing at the Eu Commission

12:45-13:00    Presentation: Audiovisual Services of the Eu Commission

Video-clip and Q&A, Simona PILKO, AV Services of EU Commission

13:00-14:00    Working in Belgium: employed? Self employed? Social security and income tax aspects

Eric LAURENT, Tax Adviser at Eryv

14:00-14:15    Coffee break

14:15- 15:00 Covering NATO

Daniele RIGGIO, Media Operations, NATO Press and Media

15.00-15.45   Covering the Council of Europe

                      Andrew CUTTING, media officer at the CoE office in Brussels 

15:45- 16.30  UNRIC: press service activity in Belgium

Deborah Seward , director at UNRIC

There are limited number of places available in the room so please register as soon as possible sending an email at