U.S. – RUSSIA SUMMIT

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Registration for accreditation is now closed

 

On June 16, US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva, Switzerland. We are looking forward to hosting this historic summit and welcoming media from all over the world by offering a wide range of media facilities and access to our Host Broadcast coverage. 

Media accreditation

Media representatives wishing to access media facilities in Geneva must be accredited. Registration for accreditation is now closed.

There will be two media centers, one at CICG, one by the lake near the summit venue.

At the CICG media center, you will find fully equipped workspaces with the pool signal for radio or TV, in a quiet and professional setting, easily accessible.

At the lake media center, we are providing a limited amount of radio and TV workspaces and TV stand-up positions overlooking the Summit venue or city and lake, as well as SNG parking. Applications for stand-up positions are now closed.

The Host Broadcast signal for radio or TV is available at the workspaces in both media centers. You must have a reserved workspace in order to get access to the pool feed on site. For access to the host broadcast signal for TV or radio, you must provide your own cable to run to the D/As (BNC for TV/ Jack for Radio). Maximum cable length needed – 50 meters. There will be large monitors throughout the media centers to watch the event.

Electricity and Wi-Fi are available at the workspaces in the media centers. Plug type J is standard in Switzerland, plug type C also works. No adapters will be available in the media centers.

Please note that the summit venue itself is not accessible.

Masks are mandatory in all media centers at all times, including on stand-up positions, except for talent when doing on-air broadcast.

** A schedule of events covered will be released by the Host Broadcaster as soon as it is available.**

U.S. – Russia Summit Main signal

Russia Summit 2nd signal

The first face-to-face meeting between President Biden and Russian President Putin is scheduled to take place on 16 June in Geneva, Switzerland. Host Broadcast videos (web quality) and stills are available on this platform. Live feeds will begin from the afternoon of 15 June.

To download video content in broadcast quality please click here (EBU SSO login required, click “create an account”)

Host Broadcaster

Eurovision News Events, in collaboration with RTS, will be the host broadcaster for the U.S. – Russia Summit.

For all your media requirements (TV, radio, digital, written press) please contact EBU via email to newsevents@eurovision.net or by phone: +41 22 717 2840.

Host Broadcast signal and content

  • To access the satellite signal register here by clicking “book”.
  • To watch the live web stream visit here.
  • To watch the live web stream, and download video highlights (web quality) and photos, click here.

To view, select and download the full host broadcaster content in broadcast quality, click here (EBU SSO login required, click “create and account”)

Media centre

Opening hours
Both media centers will open on June 14 at 2pm and close on June 17 at noon (CET).

The media centers are open 24 hours for accredited journalists.

Badge pick-up only at CICG. No entry will be granted to media centers without full accreditation.

The media centers are open 24 hours for accredited journalists. 

Situation plan (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Lake media center

Next to Plage des Eaux-Vives, Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Geneva

46°12'29.9"N 6°09'49.7"E
46.208312, 6.163806

Situation plan (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Limited workspaces.

Catering: there is a restaurant and a buvette (snack bar) on site, however they are not open all night.

CICG media center

Center Média CICG
17 rue de Varembé
1202 Genève

Centre Média CICG
Contact & Access

Catering: A coffee shop will be open during daytime. There are also restaurants and shops in the vicinity.

Media accreditation / badge pick-up

Please note only duly badged media can access the media centers and broadcast area. Registration for accreditation is now closed.

Badges will be available for pick-up only at the CICG media center, 17 rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva, during the following hours:

  • Monday 14 June:         14pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday 15 June:           8am – 10pm
  • Wednesday 16 June:    8am – 11pm
  • Thursday 17 June:         8am – 12pm

Badges can be picked up only upon presentation of:

  • COVID-19 documents (see details below)
  • press identification card OR letter of assignment
  • valid photo ID

All credentials must be retrieved in person. Bulk credential pickup will be provided ONLY with full documentation for all persons concerned.

For questions regarding credentials, please email: kommunikation@eda.admin.ch

COVID-19 documents and testing

In order to obtain the access badge for media facilities, media representatives have to present either:

  • a proof of complete WHO-approved vaccination for COVID-19
  • a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before accreditation pick up
  • a proof of a negative antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before pick up
  • a proof of being cured from COVID-19 (no older than 6 months)

Otherwise, they will have to undergo a rapid antigen test on site (free of charge).

A testing center will be available at the CICG media center, open:

  • Monday, 14 June: 2pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday, 15 June: 8am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, 16 June: 8am – 12 noon

Outside of these hours, you can find testing centers in the city by visiting ge.ch (in French and English)

More information on the on-site testing center and what to do if your result is positive is available here.

Factsheet on entry rules into Switzerland and health measures for journalists wishing to cover the 2021 Geneva Summit (PDF, 725.4 kB, English)

Masks are mandatory at all times in all media center buildings (including temporary structures and on stand-up positions, except for talent when doing on-air broadcast. Please practice social distancing. The protective measures as indicated by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH to prevent the spread of the coronavirus must be respected when staying in Switzerland.

Staying in Geneva

Please note that we are not able to assist with accommodation bookings. Please visit the following page: Visit Geneva

We wish you all the best for your coverage and look forward to working with you on this major event!