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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The HAEU is the official archives for the historical documents of the Institutions of the European Union, and is home to more than 150 private archival deposits from eminent European politicians, movements and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.

Find out more on the EUI Activity Report (pages 35-39).

Key figures 2018

246 fonds, 7.934 linear metres

14.950 library units

549 doctoral theses based on archival fonds

60.578 photographs, 1.143 posters, 291 video recordings

698 interviews

436.023 database items

33.947 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

Email [email protected]

Page last updated on 25 March 2019