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Historical Archives Service

The Historical Archives Service manages the archives of the European Commission and organisations that preceded it. Members of the public can consult minutes of meetings, speeches and other materials in its Brussels reading room.

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Responsibilities

  • manage the transfer, storage, processing and consultation of archives
  • select files for permanent storage according to their historical, legal or administrative value
  • declassify documents to allow their disclosure
  • transfer original files to the European University Institute for long-term storage
  • make available documents over 30 years old in a public reading room
  • produce search tools for users

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Leadership and organisation

16 DECEMBER 2022
OIB Organisation chart
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Contact

Address

B-28 buildingRue Belliard, 281040 Brussels

Public transport

Metro lines 1, 2, 5 and 6Station: Arts LoiExit: 4 or 6

Opening hours

Tues - Thur: 9 - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The archives are closed on

  • 14 April 2022
  • 9 May 2022
  • 26 May 2022
  • 21 July 2022
  • 1 and 2 November 2022
  • 23 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 (inclusive)
Name
Historical Archives Service
Email
Phone number
+32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
Postal address
Belgium