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Historical Archives of the European Union

The HAEU preserves and makes accessible for research the archives deposited by EU institutions according to the thirty-year rule governing access to archival material. It also collects and preserves private papers of individuals, movements and international organisations involved in European integration. Finally, it facilitates research on the history of the European Union, promotes public interest in European integration and enhances transparency in the functioning of EU Institutions.

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Explore our Holdings

The holdings of the Historical Archives of the European Union are organised in four different groups: EU institutions, bodies and agencies; Individuals; Corporate Bodies; Collections.

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Research Support

Users receive support to conduct their research at the Archives through a range of grant programmes and benefit from a large collection of research guides and specialised library resources.

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Services for users

Specialised staff deliver services to users who wish to consult the archives in a dedicated reading room at Villa Salviati or remotely upon request.

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Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre

The Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre on the History of European Integration supports young researchers, coordinates networks of historians, facilitates the use of primary sources and increases public interest in European integration history.

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News

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Additional European Investment Bank archives released

143 new files from the European Investment Bank are now available for online consultation in the database of the Historical Archives of the European Union. The files pertain to the EIB’s governance and financing activities.

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New collection: Ottokar Wilhelm Hahn

A small collection gathered by German politician and European Commission official Ottokar Hahn is now open for consultation at the Historical Archives of the European Union.

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European Environment Agency fonds now available in the HAEU database

The Archives has published the archival inventory of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partnership network the European Environment Information and Observation Network. A decentralised agency of the European Union, the EEA made its first transfer to the Archives earlier this year.

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Europe and Europeans 1950>2020: 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration

2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, a short but powerful statement made by the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, on the 9th of May 1950. The declaration, drafted by Jean Monnet and pronounced by Schuman, initiated the process of European integration with its vision of a joint French and German coal and steel production.

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Oral History Programmes

The Historical Archives of the European Union is the repository for various oral history programmes, launched to preserve the voices of European politicians and officials.

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Educational Projects

Educational Projects

The Educational Projects of the HAEU engage specialised and general publics with the archival documents of the EU deposited in Florence. This programme aims at enhancing the knowledge of the history of European integration and at promoting the understanding of European citizenship.

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Friends of the Historical Archives of the European Union

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Historical Archives of the European Union

Car access from Via Salviati 3 only, bus n°25 (Pratolino) and get off at “Il Cionfo 01” | Tel. Front Desk: +39 055 4685 649. | Reading room opening hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Villa Salviati

Via Bolognese, 156
50139 Firenze (FI)

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