History

logo-brussels-capitalThe Press Club Brussels Europe is a joint initiative of the associations of international journalists based in Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region

and opened its doors in December 2010 with the aim of providing a forum for conferences and debates with and among members of the media.

It was born from an initiative of the Brussels Capital Region, aware that a Press Club was needed in this city.

Launching of the Press Club with President of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso
Launching of the Press Club with President of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the first club of its kind to be created in Brussels, and within the first three months it saw more than 1,000 journalists and guests cross its threshold. Five years after its inauguration, it continues to provide both visiting and Brussels-based journalists with a platform to express their thoughts and ideas and to share them with others.

Since its opening, over 1500 events have been organized in the club (totaling more than 50.000 visitors), of which many were initiatives of embassies and permanent representations to the EU. Also the world of trade and industry with headquarters in Brussels; associations and NGOs; lobby groups and think tanks have found their way to our club.

The Press Club Brussels Europe has been elected to head the annual presidency of the European Federation of PressClubs from April 2013 till April 2014 and is an active member of the International Association of Press Clubs.

200 people attended the reception organized by the Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans at the Brussels Town Hall on the occasion of the Congress of the European Press Club Federation in Brussels in April 2013
200 people attended the reception organized by the Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans at the Brussels Town Hall on the occasion of the Congress of the European Press Club Federation in Brussels in April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Press Club Brussels Europe acts as a hub to promote partnerships with other press clubs around the world. The twinning with more than 120 Press Clubs is a testimony to the status of the Press Club Brussels Europe.

Bill McCarren, Executive Director of the National Press Club of Washington and Laurent Brihay, Executive Director of the Press Club Brussels Europe on the occasion of the signing partnership between both clubs
Bill McCarren, Executive Director of the National Press Club of Washington and Laurent Brihay, Executive Director of the Press Club Brussels Europe on the occasion of the signing partnership between both clubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2014, the Press Club Brussels Europe participated to the launching of the ACP Press Club Federation

On 19 September 2013, Mr. N. Peter Kramer, President of the European Federation of Press Clubs, signed a convention with Mr. Mohammed Mumuni, Secretary General of the ACP Group of States, setting up the ACP Press Clubs Federation.
On 19 September 2013, Mr. N. Peter Kramer, President of the European Federation of Press Clubs, signed a convention with Mr. Mohammed Mumuni, Secretary General of the ACP Group of States, setting up the ACP Press Clubs Federation.
Top