How is EuroNatur organised?
The Foundation for Nature in Europe
EuroNatur is a charitable foundation which was founded in 1987 by BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany), Nabu the longest-established nature and biodiversity conservation association of Germany and DUH (German Environmental Aid). It is based in Radolfzell and is legally, organisationally and financially independent, autonomous and not affiliated to any political party.
Presiding Committee provides strategic orientation
The Presiding Committee of the EuroNatur Foundation is composed of six voting members and one nonvoting member serving on an honorary basis. Its tasks are the strategic direction, approval of budget plans and the annual financial statement.The Board supervises the work of the Executive Director and the Director of Nature Conservation Policy.
The Board of Trustees as advisory instance
The members of the Board of Trustees are appointed every two years. People from the widest possible fields and variety of experience bring in their expertise and contacts to support the work of EuroNatur. They serve on an honorary basis and support EuroNatur in three areas: specialist counsel particularly in the area of access to funds; public relations; bringing the Foundation and its work into the mainstream of society. The chairman of the Board of Trustees attends meetings of the Board in an advisory capacity.
Full-time members of the team for operative implementation
The leadership team, consisting of the Executive Director and the Nature Conservation Policy Director is responsible for the operative work of the Foundation. The EuroNatur Foundation is based in two locations with a total of 20 employees. The central functions such as donation management, book keeping, general administration and public relations are based in Radolfzell on the Lake of Constance as is also the major part of project management. The Nature Conservation Policy department is at Rheinbach near Bonn.
Statutes of the European Nature Heritage Fund "EuroNatur - Stiftung Europäisches Naturerbe"
The translation of the German original is available for download as a PDF file (350 Kb). The German version is legally binding.
EuroNatur Service GmbH
Also based in Radolfzell is the company EuroNaturService GmbH. The EuroNatur Foundation founded this 100% subsidiary more than 15 years ago. This small-scale but effective service company publishes and sells nature calendars and nature travel guides to EuroNatur project regions and numerous other books on nature conservation and science. In addition EuroNaturService GmbH has specialised in layout and dispatch services for the EuroNatur Foundation and other clients.