The tools below will enable you to progress with your search. The oldest tools (WebCAT and ArchivalWare) are destined to disappear and to be completely replaced by the common search.



Searching for Electronic Documents and Archives (Common Search)

The common search tool enables users to search the Council of Europe's main information repositories, i.e. its websites and the document and records management systems.

Access to Public Search

Access to Enterprise Search (for Council of Europe staff)


Searching for Digitised Archives (ArchivalWare)

The Archivalware tool is the access point to Central Archives' digital collections. It also contains audio recordings and image files, and an increasing collection of external documents. ArchivalWare can be accessed via WebCAT or directly.

Direct access to ArchivalWare


Searching for Paper Archives (WebCAT)

The WebCAT tool contains several thousand bibliographic records of paper archives and publications, some of which include links to full texts. WebCAT is the collective online catalogue of Central Archives and some of the Council of Europe's libraries and information centres.

Access to the online catalogue (WebCAT)

List of thematic files ("Black Book")