Europe and Central Asia

Local Empowerment - Europe and Central Asia


BirdLife Partners in Europe and Central Asia invite citizens to connect with nature through a large range of activities and our projects on the ground are run in collaboration with and in the respect of local communities.

Educating, informing and raising awareness

Throughout the year BirdLife European and Central Asian Partners and the BirdLife Europe Secretariat in Brussels produce a wide range of information material including publications, press releases and videos, run awareness raising campaigns to promote the protection of the environment. 

Inviting bird lovers and families to explore nature

Every year spring and in autumn, when birds migrate from and to Africa, BirdLife Partners in Europe and Central Asia organise birdwatching events and activities in the frame of BirdLife's project Spring Alive and EuroBirdwatch.

BirdLife's annual birdwatching events are getting very popular, attracting not only bird lovers but also more and more tourists. It is for instance the case of the Sagres Bird festival taking place every year in South Portugal during the first weekend of October, when the birds pass above the region of Algarve on their way to the Gibraltar Strait.

Offering unique nature experiences

BirdLife Europe’s partners welcome volunteers and interns that want to contribute to our common mission in their fields and offices.

Involving local communities in our projects

Our projects always involve and respect local communities and activities are developed in a way that they improve site protection without impacting local traditions. As sustainability is at the core of our work, local communities are involved in project activities, guaranteeing an improvement of the environment and conservation work in the long term.


Stichting BirdLife Europe gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on these pages are solely those of Stichting BirdLife Europe. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.