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60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties

Rome, Italy
25 March 2017

EU heads of state or government will meet in Rome, Italy, on 25 March, for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. On this occasion they are expected to adopt a declaration.

Treaties of Rome were the founding treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC), which were signed on 25 March 1957 and entered into force on 1 January 1958. 

With institutional structures similar to that of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the new communities also comprised four institutions: a Commission, a Council and, shared jointly with the ECSC, an Assembly and a Court.  The first meeting of the Council of the EEC took place on 25 January 1958 under the chairmanship of Victor Larock, the Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister.

Online accreditations :

DEADLINE: March 13, 9:00 GMT

Ministry of foreign affairs and International cooperation: accreditamentostampa@esteri ; tel +39 06 3691.3432 – 8573 - 8210

Live HB coverage provided by ITRAI

Eurovision Special Events broadcast services as follows:

Location 1: (Only for Accredited Media) Rome capitol, Piazza Campidoglio  DATE: 25 March 2017

  • Live Standups on Piazza Campigdoglio facing municipality building where event takes place.
  • Multiformat playouts
  • Pool distribution in shared workspace (Sala Piccola Protomoteca - Campidoglio Press center)
  • HD/SD Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network(ABS-3A)
Pls. Note: Duly accredited journalists and photo-video-operators are asked to observe the following guidelines:
On 25 March, photographers and TV operators will have to stand from 5.30 to 7.30 am, at Via di Monte Tarpeo, with an identity card or passport, for registration and security checks.
Journalists must stand at Via di Monte Tarpeo, with an identity card, by 8.00 am.
Access for private transport  is allowed from Piazza Bocca della Verità. After the security checks of vehicles, driving will be allowed up to Via di Monte Tarpeo just to bring down those who are accredited. The parking area is located in Via Petroselli. The outflow of cars, allowed at the end of the event after the departure of leaders and delegations, will be from Via del Foro Olitorio.

Location 2 - Rome Colosseum Flex Unit DATE: 25 March 2017

  • Live Standup with Flex Unit (*not SNG)
  • Multiformat playouts
  • HD/SD Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network(ABS-3A)

Location 3 - Eurovision Rome MHER Bureau  DATE: 24 - 25 March 2017

  • Live Standups
  • Multiformat playouts
  • HD/SD Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network(ABS-3A)

Click here for information and bookings for the Rome MHER bureau

Editorial info/ Calendar:

March 24: 17:00 GMT Pope Francis will hold an audience with the heads of State and government of the European Union in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City

March 25: EU Summit – Capitoline Museums, Campidoglio: Italian premier Paolo Gentiloni’s government will oversee celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome.

8:00 GMT photo opportunity for the arrival of the Heads of State

9:00 GMT photo opportunity of the Ceremony

10:50 GMT family photo shooting

11:00 GMT Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, EU President and European leaders’ presser.

March for Europe:
14:00 GMT Tens of thousands expected to join the ‘’March for Europe’’ promoted by various federalist movements, with Guy  Verhofstadt, Romano Prodi, Emma Bonino, Daniel Cohn-Bendit Bocca + Federalist Youth & Stand up for Europe – Route start at Bocca della verità- Piazza Venezia- Colosseum


EUROVISION Special Events, in cooperation with MHER will offer the following facilities onsite 


  • HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts
  • HD/SD Playout
  • HD/SD Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network(ABS-3A & FiNE fibre network)
  • EUROVISION FLEX IP Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network


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