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Study Days, Conferences and Away Days, 1974-1991


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Files in this series are typically comprised of discussion papers circulated by MEPs for discussions during Study Day and Away Day meetings, along with additional briefing material, arrangements for visits and guest speakers, and related papers.


  • Creation: 1974-1991

Language of Materials

  • English

Biographical / Historical

In addition to the regular series of Group Meetings, the European Conservative Group (and later the European Democratic Group) also held Study Day meetings, which were intended to provide a forum for in-depth and long-term policy discussion. Members of the Group would submit papers on questions of policy and strategy for debate during the sessions, which were typically held twice a year.

The Group of the European People's Party (EPP), known as the Group of the European People's Party-European Democrats (EPP-ED) from 1999-2009, also hosted regular Study Day meetings, although the Conservative Party Archive holds few records of these. Reflecting the greater importance of Section-level meetings to the Conservative Delegation from 1992 onwards, the Party also arranged regular Away Days for Conservative MEPs with a similar focus on policy formation and strategy.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom