How does it work?

The mission of the European Archives Group (EAG) is to ensure cooperation and coordination on matters relating to archives. The EAG advises the Commission on issues that affect archives.

The EAG has cooperated in EU programmes, for example, to make archives in Europe more widely available via the Archives Portal Europe, and on methods for digital preservation in the eARK project.

Issues discussed at recent meetings include the role of archives services in the EU digital agenda and the digital single market.


The group meets two times every year. The minutes of its meetings are available to the public.

Guidelines on data protection

The EAG has developed guidelines for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation by archives services. Please see here.