Records of the RCOG European Committee

Scope and Content

Records of the European Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists covering its work with European organisations relating to the specialty and training, including meeting papers and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

The European Committee of the RCOG was established in 1991 and held its first meeting in September that year. It was set up to monitor developments in Europe, as it was felt that the many changes taking place required more than an ad hoc approach from the College. It worked closely with a number of European organisations, including the European College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ECOG), of which the RCOG was a founder member, and the European Board of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (EBGO). These two organisations later merged to become the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG), a section of the Union Européenne des Medécins Spécialistes (UEMS), based in Brussels. The Committee took a particular interest in the uniformity and reciprocity of training and in employment issues. It was disbanded in 1998.


This sub-sub-fonds has been arranged into two series comprising meeting papers and correspondence files.

Access Information

Permission is required via the College Archivist from RCOG Senior Management for access to College records less than twenty years old.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Reproductions available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Records relating to meetings of the European Board of College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology were transferred to semi-current storage by the International Office and reviewed as part of the papers of the Senior Vice President in June 2011: they were added to sub-sub-fonds B17 as being the more appropriate place for access.

Related Material

Related material at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists may be found at the following references:

RCOG/A4/25/88 RCOG President's file on the European Committee, 1991-1992

RCOG/A5 Records of the RCOG Senior Vice President and International Officer