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Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable way the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy it. At its inception, the leisure coastal area was chosen as a reference area, but today our work covers all water recreational areas, including lakes and rivers.

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Gaëlle Haut
EU affairs project manager

rue d'Edimbourg 26 1050 Ixelles
T. 02 893 10 53


Friday 06 january 2023 - 09h00 / Tuesday 28 february 2023 - 17h00

Pariticipate in It's Bluedy Time, Europe!

We are happy to announce you that Its Bluedy Time, Europe! is live!  We invite you to join this non-partisan initiative which is aimed at putting ocean protection at the centre of the European agenda ahead of the 2024 European Elections.   This citizen-based consultation is the result of a coalition of NGOs and nothing would...

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Wednesday 15 june 2022 - 18h00 / Thursday 15 june 0000 - 20h30

Screening [Ocean Week 2022]

On the occasion of Ocean Week 2022, join us on Wednesday 15 June at 5.45pm at the European Parliament (Spinelli entrance, rue Wiertz) in Brussels for a FREE screening (6-8.30pm) of a series of short documentaries on two examples of ongoing pollution in Rosignano in Italy and Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Registration required on event brite...

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Sunday 27 march 2022 - 15h00 / Saturday 26 march 2022 - 23h45

Join us on March 27 at 3pm for Europe's biggest waste collection

📢 27 MARCH : Europe's biggest waste collection! 🥤 Every 4 seconds, 1 tonne of waste ends up in the ocean, even in 2022, even with all we know about the impacts of #plastic on the ocean but also on nature, our health ETC ETC. Would you like it to stop? So would we! ✊ Each year we mark the annual launch of the #OceansInitiatives...

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Job offer // Water quality lobbying officer (Surfrider Europe)

Surfrider Foundation Europe is hiring a Water Quality Lobbying Officer based in Brussels to expand and consolidate its work with decision makers on its Water Quality and Health programme. Position in Brussels.The job description is here: https://surfrider.eu/en/job/water-quality-lobbying-officer-18011220215694.html  The deadline...

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Offer | Event organiser Ocean Week 2022

BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, ClientEarth, Oceana, Seas at Risk, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF (hereafter the NGOs) are looking for an experienced event planner/coordinator in support of the Ocean Week 2022 high level event in Brussels. Chek the ToR attached. Deadline: 4 November. Link here.

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Call for applications | Young ambassadors for the maritime sector

As part of our Ocean Call initiative, we are excited to announce the creation of a network of young European Ambassadors of the maritime world - Eurocean Youth - around two issues: shipping and blue careers. With the support of the French ministry of the Sea, Surfrider Foundation Europe is selecting from today and until September 30th of 2021,...

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Ocean Week 2021 - 7 to 13 June 2021

Join us online at Ocean Week from June 7 to 13   Ocean Week is a week full of online events, virtual film screenings and exhibitions which has been organised by Surfrider Foundation Europe, together with BirdLife, ClientEarth, Oceana, Seas at Risk and WWF.  All events are free, but registration is needed.   Have a look at the list of...

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Thursday 03 june 2021 - 02h00 / 03h30

Invitation - All on board for Healthy Waters - On line event

As we finally start imagining an end to lockdowns and restrictions, and borders reopen, many of us are planning time by the coast. The draw of the ocean with family and friends is giving many of us hope after a tough year. Before planning time by, and in the ocean, join us on June 3rd at 2 pm for a lively (and on-line) discussion (EN/FR) to...

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