The European Network for Biodiversity Information (ENBI) is an open network of biodiversity information centers. ENBI promotes access to a European-wide pool of primary biodiversity data and expertise at a European scale. The network acts as a platform to identify issues of common concern that need an approach at the European level to promote or undertake feasibility studies, and to share and disseminate expertise and information. Key issues are the enhancement and interoperability of biodiversity databases, and the interaction with end-users about Web services. As such, the network also contributes to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).