BIRD Governance

The BIRD is being developed thanks to the joint effort of Banking Institutions, National Central banks and the European Central Bank.

The governing body of the BIRD is the BIRD Steering group (BIRD-SG) responsible for setting the objectives of the BIRD project and providing the resources that are necessary in order to accomplish these objectives. The operational tasks are performed by the BIRD Expert group (BIRD-EG). Both groups consists of members from the banking industry and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).

Please find more information about the two groups here:

BIRD Steering group (BIRD-SG)
BIRD Expert group (BIRD-EG)

Banks can join the BIRD initiative:
Banks interested in joining the BIRD initiative, both in its Steering Group and Expert Group, can contact us via e-mail at