Monday, July 16, 2012

CFP: Archival Legislation for Finance in Europe

From the EABH:
Because a common urgency for harmonisation of international legislation on financial archiving preservation has arisen, the European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) will organize a series of workshops to compile a survey on a European level regarding this subject. The general topic of the first workshop will place special emphasis on the legal periods for data retention and information of the financial sector in Austria, the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Switzerland. Further workshops, which will elaborate on Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Baltic Republics, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia, are scheduled to take place in 2013. The series of workshops will provide the groundwork for a comparative approach for a Conference on Archival Legislation Harmonisation in Europe in 2013/2014.
   Submissions are now invited for the Project: Archival Legislation for Finance (ALFF) in Europe, which will hold its first workshop on November 23, 2012, at the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt am Main. For a list of suggested issues, please see the full call for papers. The deadline for submissions is August 1, September 1, 2012. Submissions may be sent via e-mail to
The “Archival Legislation for Finance”(ALFF) in Europe project aims to:
  • Identify the archival legal framework of financial institutions in Europe;
  • Document the financial institutions´ perception of the legal framework for archiving records and historical data;
  • Understand financial institutions’ internal structures, periods and processes for archiving records and historical data;
  • In the short run, to propose practical guidelines for financial institutions regarding records retention periods.
  • In the long run, to qualify the most practical framework for archival and records retention periods in Europe in order to structure a harmonised legislation. 
More information may be found at