Agreement with the Historical Archives of the European Union
The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History recently concluded an agreement with the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence and the Copenhagen-based Research Network ‘Towards a New History of European Public Law’. Under the agreement, materials collected by researchers of the Research Network and the Institute will be transferred to the Historical Archives and conserved there.
The agreement was signed on the occasion of a visit of Dr Dieter Schlenker, Director of the Historical Archives, to Professor Stefan Vogenauer, Managing Director of the Institute. It is part of the Institute’s joint activities with the Research Network and its Principal Investigator, Professor Morten Rasmussen. These were agreed at a workshop on The History of EU Law in Transnational and National Perspective that brought together scholars of the Research Network and the Institute in Frankfurt a couple of weeks earlier.
In the coming months, the Research Network will transfer a large collection of materials which has until now been in the possession of its researchers to the Historical Archives. Documents that will be collected in the future, by both the Research Network and the Institute’s Research Field Legal History of the European Union, will also be transferred to Florence. The Historical Archives will process and conserve all the materials in accordance with international standards relating to archival treatment (ISAD(G)). Materials will be made available to the general public 15 years after the year of their submission.