The EUROBATS Secretariat was established by the First Session of the Meeting of Parties in 1995. It started working in Bonn, Germany in 1996 and is co-located with the Secretariat of the Bonn Convention and other environment and development-related United Nations institutions at the UN Campus in Bonn.
Its particular functions are to:
exchange information and co-ordinate international research and monitoring initiatives;
arrange the Meetings of the Parties and the Advisory and Standing Committee meetings;
stimulate proposals for improving the effectiveness of the Agreement, and attract more countries to participate in and join the Agreement;
stimulate public awareness of the threats to European bat species and what can be done at all levels to prevent their numbers dwindling further.