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The Historical Archives Service of the European Commission is located at the following address:
CSM1
Cours Saint-Michel, 23
1040 Bruxelles.
To access the new building, please consult the map.
Metro line 1-5
Station: Merode
Exit: PR. J. DE MERODE

Opening hours
Mon - Thur: 9 - 12.30 and 14 - 17.00
Friday: 9 - 12.30 and 14 - 16.00
The archives are closed on

  • 4 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 (inclusive)
  • 24 to 28 March 2016 (inclusive)
  • 5, 6, 9 and 16 May 2016
  • 21 July 2016
  • 15 August 2016
  • 1 and 2 November 2016
  • 26 December 2016 to 2 January 2017 (inclusive)
Contact
+32 (0)2 299 99 66
oib-archis-base@ec.europa.eu

Planning your visit
Before coming, contact us so we can make your visit as convenient as possible:
  • If you already have the references of the files that interest you, please send them to us at least 2 working days ahead of your visit, so we can make sure those files are available for you on-site (not all documents are kept on-site and our deposit is located outside Brussels).
  • If not - or if it's your first visit, tell us what you're looking for, so we can help you further. You will receive a response from us within 15 working days.
  • Due to reinforced security measures, you are kindly requested to return by e-mail, at least 2 working days ahead of your visit an Excel completed form. Please indicate the corresponding ISO code in the 'Nationality' column.
You will receive an "e-pass" document that must be shown at the reception of the building, along with your ID.