Media accreditation for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 opens
The European Handball Federation has opened the media accreditation for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020, which will take place on 28 and 29 December in Cologne, Germany.
Applications can be made via the EHF’s dedicated online accreditation system available at accreditation.ehf.eu. Email requests will not be processed.
Criteria for applications
The EHF applies strict criteria for the issuing of media accreditations and will only accept requests from professional media representatives working at the event for a recognised media outlet.
Media representatives, and in particular freelancers, may also be asked to provide additional evidence of their work and previous coverage of handball events.
Deadline for accreditation requests is Wednesday, 16 December 2020.
Media operations at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 media operations have undergone a significant change.
There will only be a limited number of places available for both written and photographers.
Following the EHF Hygiene Concept, physical presence in the mixed zone will not be possible. However, the mixed zone will take place but will be conducted online via video conferencing tools. Post-match press conferences will be streamed and accredited media will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
More detailed information about the procedures in place will follow after closing the accreditation process on 16 December.
There will only be a limited number of photographer positions behind the goals for each match. Where necessary, positions will be allocated.
Based on the requirements and the developments of the health situations, the European Handball Federation reserves the right to amend the approaches as outlined.
All accredited media representatives will be kept up to date through regular email updates.
In addition to applying for a regular on-site accreditation, media representatives are able to apply for an online accreditation which gives the opportunity to participate in the event without travelling to Cologne.
For this online accreditation, the same criteria as for on-site accreditations apply.
Media representatives, who have been granted an off-site accreditation, will be provided with the necessary access to follow mixed zone procedures and press conferences online.
Additional details will be communicated in due course.
Travelling to Germany
All media representatives travelling to Germany must be aware of the travel restrictions. You can check them here.