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BirdLife Europe is one of the six Regional-division Secretariats that compose BirdLife International. Based in Brussels, it supports the European and Central Asian Partnership of BirdLife International, present in 45 countries and all the EU Member States. With more than 4 100 staff in Europe, 2 million members and tens of thousands of skilled volunteers, BirdLife Europe, together with its 45 national Partners owns or manages more than 5 800 sites totalling 320 000 hectares.
In Brussels, the BirdLife Europe team works mainly on EU Policy issues and aims at making the EU legislation better, taking into account the environment and biodiversity. It also supports the development of the European and Central Asian Partners.
GENERAL CONTACT DETAILS
Tel. +32 (0)2 280 08 30
PRESS & MEDIA QUERIES
For more information on our Media Releases, please contact:Caroline Jacobsson
Angelo Caserta: Regional Director of BirdLife Europe
Angelo manages the BirdLife Europe office, coordinating the team based in Brussels, UK and Portugal. He has 20 years experience in non-profit leadership, organisational development, strategic thinking, fundraising, policy and research, facilitation and mediation, impact assessment. He is responsible for ensuring an effective and inclusive working environment that enables the European team, the European Partners and BirdLife International to fulfill objectives and mission. Angelo represents BirdLife as appropriate within BirdLife International and external fora and, as Director of BirdLife Europe, he contributes to the development of BirdLife's global strategy, programme and policies in collaboration with other Regional Heads and Directors. Angelo speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and basic Dutch. Angelo is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Ariel Brunner: Head of EU Policy
Ariel is responsible for the coordination of BirdLife's work on EU Policy and takes the lead in various cross-cutting issues such as Climate Change and the EU budget. He speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French, as well as Hebrew. Ariel is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Johanna Karhu: Marine and Fisheries Policy Officer
Johanna is Finnish and has a background in environmental sciences and policy. At BirdLife Europe, she works on EU marine and fisheries policy, especially on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, fisheries policies related to seabird by-catch, and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Johanna speaks English and Finnish, and has also knowledge of Swedish, German and French. She is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Trees Robijns: EU Agriculture Policy Officer
Trees deals with EU Agriculture Policy and other related policies linked to agriculture and biodiversity, including land use, bioenergy and climate adaptation and mitigation. She speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Italian. Trees is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Bruna Campos: EU Financial Perspectives Policy Officer
Bruna is a joint BirdLife and Conservation International staff member. She follows the multi-annual financial framework, identifying funding priorities within the annual budgets for biodiversity, climate action and ecosystems, and her job involves working with financial mechanisms throughout different policies. She speaks Portuguese, French, English and Spanish. Bruna is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Sophie Herbert: EU Nature Policy Officer
Sophie works on EU nature and biodiversity policy, especially on the proper implementation and enforcement of the Birds and Habitats directives and on the protection and management of the Natura 2000 network.
She works in English, French, Dutch and German and is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Conservation & Research Unit
Willem Van den Bossche: European Nature Conservation Officer
Willem is supporting the development and implementation of BirdLife Europe’s conservation programme on migratory birds, threatened species and conservation management of sites (e.g. Important Bird Areas – IBAs). Willem works with BirdLife Europe Partners to carry out priority conservation actions for birds (e.g. implementation of Species Action Plans) and supports international species recovery planning by working with the European Commission and other international institutions. Willem is based in Brussels, Belgium. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German.
Boris Barov: Conservation Programme Coordinator for the BirdLife-HeidelbergCement Biodiversity Partnership
Boris Barov, Conservation Programme Coordinator for the BirdLife-HeidelbergCement Biodiversity Partnership. Contributing to both organisations' ability to achieve sustainable development, Boris coordinates joint work between BirdLife and HeidelbergCement national units on improving the existing biodiversity management standards at HeidelbergCement sites. Both organisations work together to implement a joint Biodiversity Conservation Programme based on state of the art analysis and conservation planning and contributing to European biodiversity targets. Boris was trained as ecologist and has over 10 years of practical experience in a BirdLife partner. Boris is based in Brussels, Belgium
Ian Burfield: European Science and Data Manager
Ian is responsible for identifying research and data needs, and then designing and coordinating suitable projects to meet them. Through the European Partnership, he collates national population and trend data on all European bird species and assesses their conservation status at European level (Birds in Europe), as well as contributing to global updates (IUCN Red List). He also coordinates the identification and monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Europe, overseeing a network of more than 4,500 sites and ensuring that all of them meet BirdLife’s criteria. Ian is based in Cambridge, UK.
Caroline Jacobsson: Head of Communications & Marketing
Caroline is responsible for Communications and Marketing as well as corporate relations at BirdLife Europe. She speaks Swedish, English, German and Mandarin. Caroline is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Elodie Cantaloube: Media and Communication Assistant
Elodie is French and has a background in Political Sciences, European Decision Making. She assists the communication unit in a variety of tasks with a specific focus on media support for the policy team.
Elodie is based in Brussels, Belgium and speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Stefania Macchioni: Grant writing and Donor Management Officer
Stefania is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of grants development and for producing strong and continuing philanthropic returns to BirdLife Partnership. In particular, in close cooperation with colleagues, she prepares and submits funding applications and reports the institutional donors in order to expand and strengthen funding for the BirdLife Partnership, including Secretariat operating costs. She works closely also with BirdLife International staff and its Global Fundraising Team.
Stefania has got an extensive experience in fundraising and project management, focused mainly on EU funding programmes and national funds fostering EU related activities. She speaks Italian, English, French, and has notions of German and Croatian. Stefania is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Iván Ramírez: European Marine Coordinator
Iván Ramírez works as European Marine Coordinator since January 2009 and leads the development and effective implementation of BirdLife’s Marine Important Bird Areas (IBA) programme and seabird conservation in Europe, following the guidelines established by both BirdLife Europe and the Global Seabird Programme. He contributes to the planning, development, implementation and communication amongst the European Partners and the BirdLife Europe office in this field. He is also responsible for the implementation of the European Natura 2000 Network at sea, through the declaration of Marine SPAs. Iván is based in SPEA(BirdLife in Portugal), but travels frequently to Brussels and to many European countries, he has been working within BirdLife for the last 7 years and speaks fluently Portuguese, Spanish, English and basic French.
Partner Development Team
Borut Rubinič: Partner Development Officer for the Balkans, Ukraine and Baltic
Borut Rubinič is responsible for developing capacity building and establishing an effective network of seven selected nature conservation NGOs in the Balkans, raising the level of environmental and biodiversity protection in the area. Borut is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He speaks Slovenian, English, Serbo-Croatian, German and basic Italian and Russian.
Administration & Finance Team
Marina Rollet: Finance Officer
Marina is responsible for the day-to-day runnings of the finance administration of BirdLife Europe in Brussels and for the coordination of the finance side of all project agreements between the office and the European Partners. She works closely with the finance team of Birdlife International in Cambridge. Marina speaks French, English, Italian and German. Marina is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Jessica Redaelli : Office Assistant
Jessica performs a variety of routine support functions from answering the phone and assisting with event planning to ensuring the office equipment is properly maintained and serviced. She has a university degree in translation and speaks Italian, French, English and has notions of German. She is based in Brussels.
Yasmine Boxus: Events
Yasmine is responsible for planning and organizing events and/or meetings, including operational,implementation and post event activities. She is also responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures and resources. Yasmine speaks French, English, Classical Arabic and has a good understanding of Dutch. She is based in Brussels, Belgium.
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