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About the Archive

History

The Archive of European Integration (AEI) was founded in 2003 to provide a permanent home for and free and open access to scholarly research material on the topic of European integration. The original focus was on papers produced by research organizations and institutes. Dozens of such institutions were placing their publications on their respective websites, and papers did not always remain on these websites permanently. The AEI provided a site where those papers could be placed full text to serve as a permanent home. The AEI uploads papers from consenting institutions only. In 2004 the AEI began uploading publications and official documents produced by what is now called the European Union.

The University Library System(ULS), University of Pittsburgh has provided the technical and material support for the AEI. The AEI has interacted with and been supported by the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, and the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), housed at the University of Pittsburgh.

The AEI owes a great deal to Barbara Sloan, who was Head of Public Inquiries, Delegation of the European Commission to the US, Washington, DC, for over 32 years, until her retirement in June 2004. In 2003 Ms. Sloan approached Mr. Wilkin about the possibility of uploading official EU documents onto the AEI, and uploading began in 2004. Ms. Sloan played a primary role in creating the intellectual structure of the portion of the AEI pertaining to official EU documents, selecting documents to scan, and uploading of documents onto the AEI. Ms. Sloan was, in essence, a co-editor of the AEI until she "retired" from the AEI project in 2013.

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