The European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) was established in 1994 to promote activities aimed at keeping collections in European archives and libraries accessible over time. ECPA aims to raise public awareness of this issue and to impress the urgency of the situation on policy makers, funding agents and users. ECPA acts as a European platform for discussion and co-operation for heritage organisations in the areas of preservation and access. The publications of the Commission are widely distributed to institutions throughout Europe. To promote the exchange of knowledge and experience, ECPA organises conferences, meetings and workshops. The National and University Library (NUK) in Ljubljana is a major contributor to the activities of ECPA, and NUK’s Vilenka Jakac Bizjak is an ECPA Board Member.