Dublin, Ireland- European Board of National Archivists Conference 2004

2004 EBNA Conference was held in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin, on 21-22 April.
Ireland held the EU Presidency in the first half of 2004. Accordingly, a meeting of
EBNA was held in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin, on 21-22 April. Invitations were sent
to the National Archivists of the 15 existing Member States and the 10 Accession
States (the States that joined the EU in May 2004), and 21 States were represented at
the meeting. Observers from the European Commission and the International Council
on Archives were also present.
As the work of the expert group was nearing completion, and as many of those
attending the EBNA meeting were also members of the expert group, the meeting
was devoted mainly to an informal review of the work of the expert group and its
sub-groups. The meeting also received and discussed oral reports and
communications concerning the work of the DLM Monitoring Committee, the
European Council Resolution on Cinematographic Works, the European
Commission’s First Report on transposition of the Data Protection Directive, and
other matters of current interest.
Here what Director of the National Archives for 2004 said:

[…As National Archivist of the Member State holding the EU Presidency, I chaired the
EBNA meeting. Both on my own behalf, and on behalf of EBNA, I am glad to take
this opportunity to thank three members of staff of the National Archives for their
work with regard to the meeting: Gregory O’Connor, Archivist, who prepared
detailed minutes of the meeting; Eileen Treacy, Staff Officer, who helped to organise
it; and Bernadette Kelly, Clerical Officer, who processed large amounts of additional
correspondence relating to it. I also wish to thank staff of the National Archives who
helped in the hosting of a reception for EBNA members, and staff of the National
Archives, the National Library and Marsh’s Library who facilitated brief visits by
EBNA members…]

Read the whole Report of the Director of the National Archives for 2004