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For the Media


The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU), located in Florence, Italy, is a research centre dedicated to the archival preservation and study of European integration.              

The HAEU is the official archives for the historical documents of the Institutions of the European Union, and is home to more than 150 private archival deposits from eminent European politicians, movements and associations, as well as a collection of documents relating to European integration from National Archives and Ministries of Foreign Affairs Archives. These holdings document an important part of the post-World War II efforts in European integration and cooperation.

Key figures

169 fonds, 5.260 linear metres

17.126 library units

538 doctoral theses based on archival fonds.

15.000 photographs

600 interviews

250.000 database items

14.000 digitalized archival files


How to reach us

From Florence

Bus 25 (Pratolino) until “Il Cionfo 01” stop.

Check timetables at ATAF.

From airport

Taxi from Florence airport (Amerigo Vespucci) costs around €25.

From EUI Campus

Please consult the shuttle/navette timetable for all EUI Campus.

How to contact us

Historical Archives of the European Union

Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese 156

50139 Firenze, Italy


Tel. [+39] 055 4685 661

Fax [+39] 055 573 728

Email archiv@eui.eu

Page last updated on 22 March 2017