Search Guide

To find digitised archival documents, a number of search tools are available:

  • Public Search
    to search in the Council of Europe's main information repositories and on its websites
  • Webcat
    The Central Archives' online catalogue. When a document is available in digital format, a link to the document is provided
  • Archivalware
    Archivalware contains the digitised documents available in Webcat, as well as a number of external documents

Some referenced adopted documents can also be found on the websites of the entities which produced them. For further information about document categories, please see the Document Categories page.

Since 2002, Council of Europe documents have been digitised to ensure their long-term survival and access. Optical character recognition (OCR) has been used so that full-text searches can be carried out. A list of the documents digitised so far is available on the Digitisation Programme page.