Partners and co-financers
The LIFE Euro Bird Portal project is coordinated by the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) and has five associated beneficiaries: the Catalan Ornithological Institute (ICO), the Swiss Ornithological Institute (SOI), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Natagora and the Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology (SOVON).
The project is managed in close cooperation with the EBP project coordination to ensure that fits perfectly in the framework of the EBP, an initiative of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) that currently involves 69 institutions of 21 European countries.
LIFE Euro Bird Portal is a LIFE preparatory project, co-financed by the European Commission Directorate General for the Environment, the Directorate-General of Telecommunications and Information Society of the Government of Catalonia, and each of the project beneficiaries.
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The LIFE Euro Bird Portal project is implemented under the current 2014-2017 LIFE work programme and, as a Preparatory project, addresses specific needs identified by the European Commission for the implementation and development of EU environmental policy legislation.