Section of Archives and Archivists of Parliaments and Political Parties
The Section of Archives and Archivists of Parliaments and Political Parties (ICA/SPP) sees is an international forum of professionals who work at archives of parliaments, political parties and politicians.
To perform such a task the SPP is mainly focussed on three activities drawing attention to promoting interest of its members in, and ensuring the preservation of traditions of parliaments and political parties in different states and countries in order to improve the understanding of their identity and history.
The aims of the SPP are laid down in the present regulations.
At present the SPP consists of approximately 93 members, representing 32 countries. Since 1992 the SPP has organised several conferences to discuss issues which are matter not only to archivists of parliaments, political parties and polticians but also to archivists and archival institutions in general. Recently (October 2009) a conference was held in Vienna 2009, dedicated to the subject of Archives and Democracy, seen from different aspects.
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