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Ahead of the opening of the Riksdag session on 13 September: Press accreditation and photo pools

Published: 2 September 2016 at 10.12

The ceremony for the opening of the 2016/17 Riksdag session will take place on Tuesday 13 September at 2 p.m. In addition to members of the Riksdag and specially invited guests, journalists are also welcome to follow the ceremony.

As was the case last year, the regular media accreditation for the Riksdag also applies for the opening of the Riksdag session. In other words, journalists with regular accreditation do not need to apply for special accreditation for the opening. If you have Riksdag accreditation, please check in good time beforehand that it is still valid.

Journalists and photographers who do not have Riksdag accreditation need to apply for temporary accreditation to the opening of the Riksdag session.

Photographers requiring a photo location need to apply for one, please see below under Photo pooling.

Application for temporary accreditation

Applications should be made via e-mail to: riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se. Please supply the following information in your application:

  • name
  • e-mail address and telephone number
  • media company
  • personal identity number
  • contact information to your immediate superior

The closing date for journalists and photographers without a photo location is 12 noon on Monday 12 September. In the case of photographers requiring a photo location, please see below under Photo pooling.

Please note that no applications may be submitted after this time.

Collection of media passes

Journalists who have been granted temporary accreditation to the opening of the Riksdag session may collect their media passes from the guard in the main entrance, Riksgatan 1, as follows:

  • Those who have applied by 5 p.m. on Thursday 8 September at the latest may collect their media passes from 8 a.m. on Friday 9 September until 1 p.m. on Tuesday 13 September.
  • Those who have applied from 5.01 p.m. on Thursday 8 September until 12 noon on Monday 12 September may collect their media passes between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday 13 September.

The main entrance is manned 24 hours a day. Those wishing to collect their passes in the evening or at night should, however, be prepared for a slightly longer waiting time.

Media passes are to be collected in person. Please bring a valid identification card.

Photo pooling

Allocation of photo locations will be carried out adjacent to the Chamber and at Riksplan. The photo locations for still photographers will be distributed by Pressens Fotopool. The locations for TV and webcast photographers will be distributed by the Riksdag Administration.

The closing date for photo pooling is Thursday 8 September at 5 p.m. Please note that no applications may be submitted after this time.

Applications for pooling should be made via e-mail to: riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se.

If you already have Riksdag accreditation, please supply the following information in your application:

  • name
  • e-mail address and telephone number
  • media company
  • if you are a still photographer, TV photographer or webcast photographer.

If you need to apply for both temporary accreditation and a photo location, you can apply for both at the same time. In that case, please supply the required information listed above under "Applications for temporary accreditation" and state that you are a still photographer, TV photographer or webcast photographer.

Photographers allocated to photo pools will be notified by e-mail and a press release on Monday 12 September.

Programme

The programme will be sent out in a press release a few days before the opening.

Practical information

All those with accreditation are welcome to enter via Riksgatan 1 where they will pass through the security check.

They will be able to follow the ceremony from the press gallery or on television in the Press Lounge. The number of seats in the press gallery is limited.

After the ceremony, the Speaker will host a reception in the Grand Gallery for members of the Riksdag and invited guests. The reception is open to the media.

Dress code: jacket.

Webcast and TV broadcast

The ceremony can be followed live via the Riksdag webcast service and on Swedish television (SVT).

Storkyrkan and the Humanists

Riksdag accreditation is not valid for the service in Storkyrkan or for the secular ceremony arranged by the Humanists. For further information, please contact the Stockholm Cathedral Parish and the Swedish Humanist Association.

Concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall

In cooperation with the Stockholm Concert Hall, members of the Riksdag and guests are invited to a concert beginning at 7 p.m. A photo location will be set up outside the Concert Hall so that guests may be photographed on arrival (from 6 p.m. onwards). Photographers wishing to take photographs outside the Stockholm Concert Hall also require accreditation for the Riksdag. The concert will be broadcast live on Swedish Television (SVT).

For further information, please contact

  • The Riksdag Information Service, tel: 020 349 000 (from inside Sweden), e-mail: riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se
  • Johanna Blomqvist, Press Secretary, the Riksdag Administration, tel. +46 8 786 47 34, +46 72 728 37 33, e-mail johanna.blomqvist@riksdagen.se
  • For questions concerning photography, please contact: Maria Skuldt, Press Secretary, The Riksdag Administration, tel. +46 8 786 40 54, +46 70 817 67 06, e-mail maria.skuldt@riksdagen.se