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Historical Archives of the European Union

Historical Archives of the European Union (Headquarters)

CONTACT DETAILS
Visitor''s address: Villa Salviati Via Bolognese 156, 50139 Firenze
Country:

Italia

E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
[+39] 055 4685 627
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 17.00

Closing dates:

17/04/2014-21/04/2014; 01/05/2014-02/05/2014; 07/08/2014-20/08/2014; 23/12/2014-31/12/2014

Directions:

From Florence, take bus n° 25 (Pratolino) and get off at "Il Cionfo 01" on Via Bolognese. The entrance of Villa Salviati is about 100 meters ahead.

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Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

The consultation of certain private fonds or documents is subject to prior authorisation by the depositor. Specific access rules for these exceptions are outlined in the archival inventories concerned.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Terms of use:

The historical archives of EU Institutions are open to the public after a period of 30 years and can be used by persons who agree to abide by the regulations of the Archives.

Reader's ticket:

Prior to entry, prospective readers must show a passport or identity card and complete an admission form describing the subject and scope of their research. Moreover, students need a letter of introduction from their research supervisor.

Searchroom: 25 places
Ordering documents in advance:

The consultation of certain private fonds or documents is subject to prior authorisation by the depositor. Requests to consult them must be made using the request form.

Searchroom contact
E-mail address:
Telephone:
[+39] 055 4685 627
Archives research service:

Printed and online finding aids are available for all holdings. The reference service can assist in identifying appropriate inventories and documents.

Computer places: 2 places
Microfilm/fiche readers: 6 places
Photograph allowance:
Yes
Public internet access: Available

There are two computers in the Archives for use by researchers. You can connect to the Internet using your laptop with a wifi connection after registration to the desk.

Library: 20000 books
Library contact
E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
[+39] 055 4685 620
Reproduction services:

A photocopying service is provided by reception staff for a charge of €0,10 per page. Fragile original documents or documents in poor condition cannot be photocopied. Photocopying is limited to 500 pages for private deposits and collections and 300 copies for fonds from the Archives of the Foreign Ministries of EU Member States (per fonds/collection, per researcher and per year).

Digital photographing is subject to the same rules and limits as photocopying, but is free of cost.

Digitisation service: Available
Photocopying service: Available
Photographic service: Not available
Microfilming service: Not available
Conservation laboratory: No conservation laboratory available
Refreshment area:

A cafetaria and bar is available at Villa Salviati.

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Archival and other holdings:

The HAEU is the official archives for the historical documents of the Institutions of the European Union. It is also home to more than 150 private archival deposits from eminent European politicians and officials, movements and associations as well as a collection of documents relating to European integration from National Archives and Ministries of Foreign Affairs Archives.

Extent of holdings: 5.000 m
History of the archive:

The HAEU was established following decisions by the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Council in 1983 to open their historical archives to the public. A subsequent agreement in 1984 between the European Commission and the European University Institute (EUI) laid the groundwork for establishing the Archives in Florence, and the HAEU opened its doors to researchers and the public in 1986. Since then, a 2011 Framework Partnership Agreement between the EUI and the European Commission reinforced the Historical Archives’ role in preserving and providing access to the archival holdings of the EU Institutions.

Date of the archives foundation: 1983
Archives act:

Decision n°359/83 of the ECSC, and Regulation n°354/83 of the EEC and Euratom, amended on 22 September 2003 by Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) n°1700/2003

Archive departments:

The Historical Archives of the European Union is part of the European University Institute.

Archive building:

The HAEU moved into the historic Villa Salviati in 2012 following extensive renovations to the building. Located in the Florentine hills along via Bolognese, the villa is the property of the Italian state and houses, along with the HAEU, the Secretary General and the administration of the European University Institute.

Length shelf available: 11.000 m

European Parliament - Historical Archives (Headquarters)

CONTACT DETAILS
Visitor''s address: Bâtiment Robert Schuman Place de l'Europe, L-2929 Luxembourg
Country:

Luxembourg

E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
[+35]2 4300 27561
[+35]2 4300 24639
[+35]2 4300 23021
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: from 9.30 to 17.30 Friday: from 9.30 to 12.30

Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

Anyone wishing to consult documents on the spot in the Archives Service must apply to the Traineeships Office for authorisation to undertake a study visit at least one week before the start of the proposed visit.

Applications should include a copy of their passport, a CV and an explanatory letter stating the subject of study, the normal place of employment and the dates proposed. The maximum duration of a study visit is one month.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Terms of use:

The European Parliament maintains and makes available to the public, aged 18 or over, its historical archives of material relating to its legislative and political activity from 1952 until the 6th parliamentary term (2004-2009).

Reader's ticket:

At the entrance to the building, visitors will be issued with a ‘study visitor’ pass enabling them to enter the Historical Archives Unit’s premises.

Archives research service:

Researchers and members of the public are offered assistance in searching for documents, which may take the form of: - simple searches (forwarding of requested documents); - thematic searches, conducted on the requester’s behalf; - technical, archival or historical assistance available to researchers at the Historical Archives in Luxemburg.

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Archival and other holdings:

Description of the main holdings and collections : http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/fr/00756b7dba/Fonds-et-collections.html

Date(s) of the holdings: 1952 - 2009

European Commission - Historical Archives (Headquarters)

CONTACT DETAILS
Visitor''s address: Cours Saint-Michel, 23, B-1040 Bruxelles
Country:

Belgique

E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
+32 (0)2 299 99 66
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9-12.30 and 14-17.00 Friday: 9-12.30 and 14-16.00

Closing dates:

17-21/04/2014; 01,09,29-30/05/2014; 09/06/2014; 21/07/2014; 15/08/2014 ; 24/12/2014-04/01/2015

Directions:

Metro line 1-5 Station: Mérode Exit: Pr. J. De Mérode

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Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

For logistical and organisational reasons, it is strongly recommended to contact the archives before visiting.

Prior to entry, prospective readers must show a passport or identity card.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Terms of use:

Under EU law, archives more than 30 years old are open to public access. Some files transferred to the Historical Archives Service can only be disclosed once some documents containing sensitive information (personal data, business data, etc.) have been declassified.

Searchroom: 8 and 5 places
Microfilm/fiche readers: 5 places
Photograph allowance:
Public internet access: Available
ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
Archival and other holdings:

Description of the main holdings and collections: http://ec.europa.eu/historical_archives/archiv_fonds_en.htm

History of the archive:

The Historical Archives Service of the European Commission was created in 1983, to conserve, manage and make available for the public the Commission historical archives, according to the provisions laid down by EU law (see below).

Date of the archives foundation: 1983
Archives act:

Council regulation 354/83 of 1 February 1983 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, amended by Council regulation 1700/2003 of 22 September 2003 amending Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 354/83 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community. Commission Decision No 359/83/ECSC of 8 February 1983 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Coal and Steel Community.

Council of the European Union - Historical Archives (Headquarters)

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Visitor''s address: Justus Lipsius building 80 Chaussée d'Etterbeek, B-1048 Bruxelles
Postal address: 175, rue de la Loi, B-1048 Bruxelles
Country:

Belgique

E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
[+32] 2 281 9287
[+32] 2 281 4435
[+32] 2 281 4962
Fax:
[+32] 2 281 8124
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: from 9.00 to 16.30

Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

Contact the Central Archives department by email beforehand to arrange a date for your visit.

On the day of your visit, you will have to show a valid identity card.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Terms of use:

Under EU law, archives more than 30 years old are open to public access. Documents less than 30 years old can be open to public access on special dispensation.

ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
Archival and other holdings:

The holdings relate to meetings of the Council in its different configurations at the level of leaders or ministers with responsibility for the areas concerned, meetings of Coreper and other committees and meetings of working parties, and to the preparation of directives, decisions and regulations.

Description of the main holdings and collections : http://www.consilium.europa.eu/documents/archives/preparer-une-recherche?lang=en

History of the archive:

When it was set up in Luxembourg in 1952, the secretariat of the ECSC Special Council of Ministers was equipped with an archives and mail section. When the Merger Treaty establishing a Single Council for the three Communities (ECSC, EEC and EAEC) came into force in 1967, the archives of the Council of the ECSC were transferred to Brussels to be combined with the archives of the EEC and EAEC Councils. Their administration was taken over by the General Secretariat of the Council.

European Investment Bank - Historical Archives (Headquarters)

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Visitor''s address: 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg
Country:

Luxembourg

E-mail address:
Telephone:
[+35]2 43 79 62 000
Fax:
[+35]2 43 77 04
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

-

Access conditions: Not accessible to the public
Access information:

As part of its transparency and public access to information policy, the EIB is making its historical archives available to the general public in order to further research and understanding of its role and mission within the European Union. The historical archives of the EIB are regularly transferred to the Historical Archives of the European Union, Florence, and can also be consulted on line.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Terms of use:

For enquiries regarding the EIB's Public Disclosure Policy, and requests for access to project related information, you'll need to use the contact form.

ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
Archival and other holdings:

Among the archives available for consultation are "Annual Reports", "Press Releases" and "Official minutes of the of the Board of Directors 1958-1974".

Archive departments:

Information and Corporate Center, Information Management Division

European Court of Auditors - Library, Documentation and Archive Service (Headquarters)

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Visitor''s address: 12, rue Alcide De Gasperi, L-1615 Luxembourg
Country:

Luxembourg

E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
[+35]2 4398 45645
Fax:
[+35]2 4398 46183
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: from 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00

Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

Visitors, especially those from outside the European institutions, are strongly advised to contact the service in advance of any visit to the archives.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
Archival and other holdings:

Description of the main holdings and collections : http://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADocuments/ARCHIVES_GUIDE_2007/ARCHIVES_GUIDE_2007_EN.PDF

Date(s) of the holdings: 1977 - 2013
History of the archive:

The European Court of Auditors' archives date from the creation of the institution, on 25 October 1977, when the Audit Board moved to its first headquarters at 29, rue Aldringen in Luxembourg.

Date of the archives foundation: 1978
Archives act:

The first Decision concerning the arrangements for a library, documentation and archive service was contained in an internal note of 2 February 1978.

European Economic and Social Committee (Headquarters)

CONTACT DETAILS
Visitor''s address: Bâtiment Jacques Delors Rue Belliard 99, B-1040 Brussels
Country:

Belgium

E-mail address:
Webpage:
Telephone:
[+32] 2 546 8493
[+32] 2 546 9066
Role of the archive:
Headquarters
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Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday from 9.00 to 17.00, Friday from 9.30 to 15.00

Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

Please contact the Archive department by mail or by phone beforehand to arrange a date for your visit. When you enter our building, you will have to show your passport or identity card.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Terms of use:

The public can consult the archives of the EESC documenting its work since the foundation in 1958 and with respect to the 30 years closure of EU Institutions' historical archives.

Archives research service:

Researchers and members of the public are offered assistance in searching for documents, which may take the form of simple searches (forwarding of requested documents) as well as searches by theme.

ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
Archival and other holdings:

The holdings relate to the work of the EESC from 1958 to the present.

Date(s) of the holdings: 1958-2010
Other information
Related resource:
Link to related resource
Type of archive:

Specialised governmental archives

Last update: 08.08.2019
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