You will find on the Documents, Records and Archives website

  • information about the Council of Europe's documents, records and archives, how they are organised and how to access them, whatever their format (audiovisual, electronic, paper or web archives)
  • information on the rules and procedures governing access
  • search tools and other professional tools
  • a corner for professionals (soon to come)
  • a timeline with a selection of themes related to the construction of the Council of Europe and the personalities involved (soon to come).

Video about the Archives of the Council of Europe


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Central Archives’ Documents in Bonn and Delft

The Council of Europe has recently lent archival documents to two cultural institutions for the Exhibition


  • the What Next? Picture tomorrow Exhibition at the Stichting 38 CC foundation in Delft, the Netherlands (24 September to 13 November 2016).

See our Services page for information about loans.


We are developing the Timeline page of this website at present. It will contain information about important events in the history of the Council of Europe and about personalities who played a significant role in the construction of Europe. Please use the contact form if you wish to make a suggestion regarding its content.