The Press Club Brussels Europe is a joint initiative of the associations of international journalists based in Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region and opened its doors in February 2011 with the aim of providing a forum for conferences and debates with and among members of the media. It was born from an initiative of the Brussels Capital Region, aware that a Press Club was needed in this city. It is the first club of its kind to be created in Brussels, and within the first three months it saw more than 1,000 journalists and guests cross its threshold. Three years after its inauguration, it continues to provide both visiting and Brussels-based journalists with a platform to express their thoughts and ideas and to share them with others.
Since its opening, over 750 events have been organized in the club (totalizing more than 35.000 visitors), of which many were initiatives of embassies and permanent representations to the EU. Also the world of trade and industry with headquarters in Brussels; associations and NGOs; lobby groups and think tanks have found their way to our club.
The Press Club Brussels Europe acts as a hub to promote partnerships with other press clubs around the world. The twinning with the National Press Club in Washington DC is testimony to the status of the Press Club Brussels Europe.