The guide is prepared by journalists for journalists, as a daily companion in the working life of a Brussels correspondent. It contains articles on Belgian and European political institutions, outlines the procedure for getting accreditation and residence permits, explains the fiscal system as it applies to foreign correspondents, and gives advice for the newcomer on how to cover EU politics. The Directory section lists spokespersons and press contacts for many Belgian and European institutions, and finally there is other useful material such as codes of conduct for journalists.
Inside Brussels is published with the support of the European Commission by Journalists @ Your Service, the help centre for journalists set up in the International Press Centre Résidence Palace by the International Federation of Journalists, the International Press Association (API) and the Belgian union of journalists (AGJPB/AVBB). Representatives of these organisations, and the Brussels branch of NUJ (National Union of Journalists in UK and Ireland), have made up the advisory board for the publication.