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Photo and film rights and regulations

Here you will find information on what you need to consider if, for example, you are a photographer and wish to take photos from the conferences, or if you wish to use photos from the website.

Rules for photographers and journalists

Photography for news production is allowed at conferences which are open to the media.

Photographs may be taken outside meeting rooms provided it does not prevent people from entering or leaving or block evacuation routes. Photography is also permitted in areas to which individuals with accreditation have independent right of access.

Photography is not permitted, for example, in the café or the restaurants, or in offices without the permission of the person working in the office. Nor is the taking of photographs permitted for feature films, advertisements, etc.

Rules for the use of photos and videos


Images and photographs may only be used in contexts in which the EU Presidency, the Riksdag or the work of the Riksdag is being described. They may not be altered or made available in a manner that could be offensive to the originator, that is the photographer.

Please cite the photographer and origin as follows: Photo: Name of the photographer/Swedish Parliament or Photo: The Swedish Parliament (in cases where the name of the photographer is not given next to the photo).


The conferences held in the Riksdag during the EU Presidency will be broadcast live on this website and will be available for viewing on demand. If you are using the Riksdag webcast service, please state your source as follows: Source: Swedish Parliament.

Editorial video

If you wish to use an editorial film from our website, for example on the EU Presidency, please contact the Riksdag Information Service.

Telephone: 020-349 000 (inside Sweden)

Regarding copyright

Photos, videos and webcasts on the Riksdag website are protected by the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1960:729). This protection means, among other things, that the owner of the copyright to a work often needs to give his or her consent to someone else using the work by, for example, making it available to the public.

Despite this copyright, it is often possible to use photos, videos and webcasts found on the Riksdag website. However, if a work is made available to the public, the source must always be cited to the extent and in the way required by good practice. There are also limits as to how much a work may be altered.

Photos and videos of people are regarded as personal data, and must therefore be processed in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR.