The International Press Centre is a dynamic communication centre that does more than just provide facilities and services. It works in close collaboration with journalists' associations and has joined forces with the International Press Association (IPA-API) to set up a number of activities for the Belgian and international press:
- Newcomers briefings, in partnership with J@YS: information days for new foreign correspondents in Brussels
- API Hours @ Résidence Palace, where journalists meet in an informal and relaxed setting
- Seminars and debates with representatives of European Union Member States, civil society and the worlds of business, research and academia.
The aim of these activities is to:
- improve the welcome given to foreign correspondents;
- promote contact with Belgian and European civil society and the worlds of business, research and academia;
- bring together foreign correspondents and Belgian journalists.
Journalists’ associations from Belgium and abroad have their own service centre at the Résidence Palace - International Press Centre - Brussels: Journalists@YourService. This offers professional advice, assistance and services for foreign journalists working in Brussels.
The J@YS presidency is currently perceived by the International Press Association.
For journalists who do not have an office at the International Press Centre, there is a dedicated newsroom in which they can work. The Media Room can accommodate up to 20 journalists. It is equipped with desktop computers as well as workstations with all the necessary connections for laptops.
Journalists have access to a printer and photocopier as well as free high-speed internet.