Media Accreditation

European Athletics

European Athletics and the Berlin 2018 Local Organising Committee have launched the Media registration procedure for press and photographers.

Please find below the detailed information on the accreditation process.

Accreditation procedure including background check

The Berlin security authorities have decided that a background check is mandatory for each person applying for Media accreditation. The security clearance from the Berlin authorities is a prerequisite for the approval of an accreditation request as well as for the delivery of the accreditation card on site. For this purpose, they have issued two official documents: the ‘Declaration of Consent’ and the ‘Data Protection Information’.

Under Berlin law (§ 45a ASOG), a security check can only be conducted if the person has completed and signed a ‘Declaration of Consent’. Every person applying for accreditation must send a signed copy of this document to the Berlin 2018 LOC Accreditation department at, by the accreditation deadline which has been fixed to Friday 15 June 2018.

The ‘Data Protection Information’ document provides the criteria on which the security check will be conducted.  Once the Berlin authorities approve the background check, your accreditation status will be confirmed via email. If a background check is not successfully cleared, you will be contacted by the authorities and the LOC in order to communicate further procedures. The relevant documents for the background check will be available for download in the registration form. Please click on this link to start your registration process.

Please note that all accreditation cards must be collected personally. They will be distributed at the Main Accreditation Centre upon presentation of a valid ID or passport. The Main Accreditation Centre will be open from Sunday 29 July 2018 from 08:00 to 20:00. Address: Reiterstadion - Passenheimer Straße 24; 14053 Berlin.

For any questions or further information do not hesitate to contact us. For  media related queries: For queries regarding the accreditation process, contact:


Deadline for booking accommodation in the official media hotels is Monday 30 April 2018. The accommodation booking request can be made using the same link as for the accreditation request.


Media requiring a visa can contact Stefan Thies, LOC Media Operations Manager at to request an invitation letter.

European Championships

The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multisport European Championships alongside co-hosts Glasgow from 2-12 August. A separate online accreditation application portal for Glasgow 2018 will open on 22 March 2018. Media representatives consisting of written press, photographers and non-rights holding broadcasters (TV and radio) will be able to apply for accreditation via the Glasgow 2018 website from this date. If you have any questions, please email