This month your Press Club Brussels took over the presidency of both the European Press Clubs Federation and the International Association of Press Clubs, hosting a General Assembly of all the Directors of Press Clubs from Europe. Present were representatives among other from Jerusalem, London, Barcelona, Geneva, Frankfurt, Vienna, Lille and Brussels.
After a very enjoyable reception and walking buffet dinner the night before, where we took the opportunity to meet and get to know each other, we had a full day of discussions with our international friends. Each representative reported on Press Club activities in their home countries, the challenges and opportunities they face, and possibilities of future co-operations. The EFPC General Assembly had discussions on several initiatives with your Press Club Brussels board members, including the launch of the Western Balkans Press Clubs Federation, the National Press Club of Syria, Press Club for Climate, and the European Awards on Constructive relations with the EU.
The day ended with the Federation agreeing to open a EFPC Brussels Liaison Office.