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URC2022 – Media Corner

On 4-5 July, 2022, Switzerland and Ukraine will jointly host the international Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) at the Congress Centre in Lugano, Switzerland. The conference will begin on 4 July at around 11 am and officially finish on 5 July with the final press conference at around 1 pm. A more specific programme will be made available in due time.

The logo of the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022)
URC2022 © FDFA

The entire URC2022 including the press conference will be livestreamed on this webpage. Due to security restrictions, a physical attendance to the conference itself will not be possible for the media.

COVID-19
For URC2022 participants, proof of vaccination with a Swiss/EU-recognised vaccine and/or proof of COVID-19 recovery is mandatory and may be checked.

Media representatives wishing to access media facilities and the final press conference in order to cover the URC2022 from Lugano must fill out the accreditation request form below by 15 June, noon (CEST). Accreditation requests beyond this deadline cannot be accepted.

Media centres

Ciani

Pick-up for all media credentials, TV & Radio workspaces booked via EBU, media information desk & livestream.

Location

Opening hours

  • Sunday, 3 July: 2 pm – 6 pm CEST (tbc)
  • Monday, 4 July: 7 am – 11 pm CEST (tbc)
  • Tuesday, 5 July: 7 am – 8 pm CEST (tbc)

USI

First come first served press workspaces, media information desk & livestream.

Location

  • Aula Magna at Università della Svizzera italiana, West Campus, Via Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Opening hours

  • Monday, 4 July: 8 am – 8 pm CEST (tbc)
  • Tuesday, 5 July: 8 am – 6 pm CEST (tbc)

Host broadcast

A limited number of bookable broadcast workspaces are available for accredited media. These open-plan broadcast workspaces must be booked in advance and are available only to television and radio broadcasters who require access locally to the live host signal feeds in full broadcast quality.

The host signals, on top of being livestreamed, will be globally distributed in full broadcast quality on satellite and fiber, and available for download on EBU’s Newsdirect platform.

A limited number of dedicated unmanned stand-up positions will be made available and must also be requested.

To request broadcast facilities, please fill out the form "Broadcast Center requests". To request parameters to receive the host signal, please check back on Eurovision News Events URC2022 webpage.

Eurovision News Events is managing broadcast facilities and can be reached at newsevents@eurovision.net or +41 77 212 2840 with any questions.

Host photos

Photos of the event will be swiftly made available for free on the URC2022 Flickr album. Due to security and space restrictions photographers can only be allowed access during the final press conference.

Credentials

The credentials can be picked up at the Ciani media centre (back entrance), Via Pasquale Lucchini as of Sunday, 3 July 2 pm (media centre opening hours see above).

Wi-Fi / Electricity

Wi-Fi is available.

The standard voltage in Switzerland is 220V.

The power plugs used are Type C (two pins) and Type J (three pins).

Plug adapters will not be available so please bring a travel adapter if necessary.

Last update 29.06.2022

Contact

FDFA Communication

Federal Palace West
3003 Bern

Phone (for journalists only):
+41 58 460 55 55

Phone (for all other requests):
+41 58 462 31 53