Madrid, Spain- European Board of National Archivists 2010

The 21st conference is taking place in Madrid on 18 and 19 May 2010

On Tuesday, the Spanish Culture Minister, Ángeles González-Sinde, opened a conference of representatives of the national archive administrations of the EU’s Member States, known as the European Board of National Archivists. The meeting will be on until Wednesday at the Casón del Buen Retiro in Madrid. Rogelio Blanco, Director-General for Books, Archives and Libraries, also took part in the opening ceremony.

The European Board of National Archivists (EBNA) brings together the highest authorities from the national archives of EU member states. Countries which have applied to join the EU and representatives of the European Commission are also invited.

The purpose of these six-monthly meetings is to build communication among the national archive administrations of EU member states.

The conference is organised into three consecutive sessions which will deal with the evolution of Archives into Historical Memory Documentary Centres, International Co-operation regarding archives between the member states of the European Union and non-members, and finally, interoperability between European projects for making information available online.

Representatives of the sector from countries including Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Portugal and Germany will attend.

21st Conference of the European Board of National Archivists (EBNA)

Practical information:

Place:
Casón del Buen Retiro
C/ Alfonso XII, 28
28014 Madrid

Date:
18 – 19 de May

Approximate no. of attendees:
50-75

The European Board of National Archivists (EBNA) brings together the highest authorities from the national archives of EU member states. Countries which have applied to join the EU and representatives of the European Commission are also invited. The purpose of these six-monthly meetings is to build communication among the national archive administrations of EU member states.

Structure and content:

The conference is organised into three consecutive sessions which will deal with the evolution of Archives into Historical Memory Documentary Centres, International Co-operation regarding archives between the member states of the European Union and non-members, and finally, interoperability between European projects for making information available online.

At the end of the 21st Conference of the European Erase of National Archivists will be held the 8th meeting of the “European Archives Group” (EAG).

Profile of the attendees:

Archive authorities from EU member states.

http://www.eu2010.es/export/sites/presidencia/en/documentosynoticias/noticias/may17_archiveros.html