17 October 2008
The next ESA Council meeting at ministerial level will take place on 25/26 November in The Hague, the Netherlands, at the World Forum, Churchillplein 10, 2517 JW - The Hague (www.worldforum.nl).
Provisional press programme:
Tuesday 25 November
Accreditation starts at Press Centre.
Note: Media representatives must submit their completed accreditation form to the ESA Media Relations Office no later than Monday 10 November. To obtain the personal access badge, the passport or national ID card whose number is given on the accreditation form must be shown. No other means of identification will be accepted.
Photo opportunity in main Conference Room for photographers and camera crew.
Opening of meeting (no media attendance).
Press briefing: introduction to the Council deliberations (ESA Spokesperson).
Photo opportunity (group picture of Ministers).
End of meeting.
Briefing at Press Centre (ESA Director General or ESA Spokesperson).
Press Centre closes.
Wednesday 26 November
Press Centre opens.
Continuation of meeting, programme subscriptions, final discussions.
Expected end of meeting
Press conference (ESA Director General and Chair of Council at ministerial level)
Press Centre closes
All requests for interviews should be addressed to the ESA Media Relations Officers at the Press Centre. Special locations will be available for TV / radio interviews. A background information note covering the objectives and programmatic aspects for debate and tabled for decision at the meeting will be issued separately by early November.
For accreditation, please fill in the attached form and return it to: ESA Media Relations Office, Paris, France – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level
25/26 November 2008
World Forum, Churchillplein 10, The Hague
Last name: __________________ First name: __________________
Media organisation: _________________________________________
Passport/ID card no.: ______________________________________
Issued by: ________________________________________________
Expiry date: ______________________________________________
Date of birth: ____________________________________________
Tel: ______________________ Fax: __________________________
( ) I will be going to The Hague and attending the press activities relating to the ESA Council meeting at ministerial level.
Please return this form to:
ESA Media Relations Office
For further information: