The European Archives Group is an official EU Commission expert group that was established at the beginning of 2006. It is composed of representatives from national archives in EU member countries. The mission of the European Archives Group (EAG) is to ensure cooperation and coordination on matters relating to archives. The EAG advises the Commission on issues that affect archives. The EAG has cooperated in EU programmes, for example to make archives in Europe more widely available via the Archives Portal Europe, and on methods for digital preservation in the eARK project. Issues discussed at recent meetings include the role of archives services in the EU digital agenda and the digital single market. The group meets two times every year. The minutes of its meetings are available to the public. The most recent meeting was held on 27th April 2017 in Malta. EURBICA developments were reported to EAG by Karin Van Honacker, from the National Archives of Belgium.