EIB Historical Archives Policy
As part of EIB Group’s Transparency Policy, as well as relevant European Union (EU) legislation and regulations, the EIB gives public access to its historical records to encourage research and understanding of its role within the EU and promote openness and accountability.
EIB’s historical archives, which keep record of its long history, can be freely consulted at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU), located in Florence, Italy, within a research centre dedicated to the archival preservation and study of European integration, or online.
To this end, an updated EIB Historical Archives Policy was approved by the Management Committee in February 2018 to define:
- the type of records to be included in the HAEU
- the circumstances under which records will be declassified and deposited at the HAEU
- how to access the HAEU
The EIB Historical Archives Policy 2018 replaces the previous Policy approved in April 2005.