Alongside its work of organising, classifying and describing the European Parliament’s archive holdings, the Central Historical Archives draw up studies and publish brochures to provide more detailed knowledge of aspects of the European Union’s history.
The Central Historical Archives also produce an annual information report on the Unit’s activities.
The Archive and Documentation Centre (CARDOC) has been producing studies every six months since 2007. The studies are based on the European Parliament’s historical documentation. Paper copies may be obtained in several language versions (depending on availability) from the Archive and Documentation Centre.
Five years since the Charter of Fundamental Rights became fully operational this study looks back over the main milestones in the Charter's history and explains the key role that it plays in protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of EU citizens.
This special edition is a search tool which gives a structured display of the analysis and the description of the fonds for parliamentary bodies concerned with development cooperation in ACP countries. This publication combines both a historical and an archival approach, retracing the beginnings of cooperation between the elected representatives of the Community and their counterparts in the African, Caribbean and Pacific states.
This study focuses on one of Parliament's activities that might be considered secondary, but which is nevertheless significant because it is a way of bringing the institution closer to the specific problems that its citizens have in dealing with public administrations in areas that are within the competence of the Community.
This study, with prefaces by the President and the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, illustrates the positions taken by the Common Assembly of the ECSC on the negotiations which led to the signature of the Treaties of Rome (EEC Treaty and Euratom Treaty). Many of the documents annexed are previously unpublished.
This study, with a preface by the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, together with a list of the members of the EP delegation and the photographs of and key quotations from its full members, presents the work done by the European Convention which led to the Intergovernmental Conference.
This year the European Parliament is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its establishment. The celebrations will include the publication of a work entitled 'The European Parliament 50 years ago' which outlines the structure of the Parliamentary Assembly established by the Treaties of Rome and describes its early activities.
This study outlines the work of the committees of the Common Assembly of the ECSC between 1952 and 1958. It includes three tables for each committee showing the composition of the committee (with changes), a list of its minutes and a list of its reports.
This study describes the initiatives taken by the European Parliament, and previously by the Common Assembly of the ECSC, to establish a system of direct elections to Parliament. These efforts were eventually crowned by the adoption of a Council Act which was essentially based on the text proposed by the European Parliament.
This study describes the events that began with the fall of the Berlin Wall and culminated in German unification, and the European Parliament's political initiatives in the context of this process.
This study commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Clock Room Declaration and also pays tribute to Jean Monnet, the inspiration behind it and the first President of the High Authority of the ECSC.
This publication examines Parliament’s development policy through its various cooperation and partnership agreements and the work of the relevant parliamentary committees from 1958 to 1999.