This workshop aims to open a discussion to better understand the interest and feasibility of creating a database of policymakers and institutions in EU history. Several projects currently work on gathering substantial data on policymakers, committees, and institutions of the European Economic Community (EEC) and European Union (EU), but also beyond with international institutions (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEEC), North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)…). This data collection is important but also uncoordinated and most importantly not comprehensive.
By gathering scholars who currently work on related projects, this workshop will discuss the interest and feasibility of extending and systematising such ongoing efforts. The morning sessions will provide an opportunity to present ongoing projects so that all participants know where each other stand. The closed afternoon session will specifically discuss, in a free-flowing exchange of views among all invited participants, the challenges and pitfalls of developing a database of EU history policymakers and institutions.
If you would like to attend the workshop (morning session only) please contact [email protected]