Since 2002, the Council of Europe has been digitising its archival documents to improve their accessibility and guarantee their long-term preservation. The digitisation programme covers documents issued since the creation of the Council in 1949 until roughly 2000, when documents in electronic format became the norm. Thanks to optical character recognition (OCR) processing, the digitised documents can be searched using full text.

List of documents digitised so far, by authoring entity

Committee of Ministers

  • Resolutions from 1949 to 1987
  • Political resolutions from 1996 to 1998
  • Recommendations from 1979 to 1998
  • Declarations of 1993
  • Minutes of the sessions from 1953 to 1997
  • Conclusions and decisions from 1949 to 1996
  • Ministerial sessions from 1949 to 1975
  • Committee of Ministers documents from 1949 to 1996, from 1998 to 2000 and from 2010 to 2013
  • Group of Six of 1973
  • Notes from 1964 to 1999
  • Information documents (CM/Inf) from 1994 to 1997
  • Information documents (DD) from 2003 to 2009
  • Rapporteur Groups and Working Groups from 1994 to 1998
  • Other documents from 1954 to 1996

 Consultative Assembly and Parliamentary Assembly

  • Reports of debates from 1949 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2006
  • Session documents from 1949 to 2001
  • Working documents from 1949 to 1969
  • Documents of the Assembly committees from 1949 to 1998
  • Other documents from 1949 to 2001

 Conference/Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

  • Adopted texts from 1957 to 1993

Conference: 1957-1974 (sessions 1-28)

Congress: 1974-2009 (sessions 1-16)

  • Documents of the committees from 1956 to 2009     

 Council of Europe Secretariat

  • Selection of referenced documents from 1949 to 1976
  • Journals Forum from 1978 to 1996
  • Journals Naturopa from 1968 to 2000
  • Posters from 1949 to 2013
  • Publications of the General Directorate IV (Heritage) from 1982 to 2000
  • Treaties of the Council of Europe and their instruments from 1949 to 2012

 

The above-mentioned documents can be accessed by using the tools on the Search page (unless otherwise specified). Follow the instructions on the Finding Specific Documents page to find other documents published by these entities.