On the 27 June 2014, the European Commission set up the Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues to which EOS was appointed as one of the members. The group will be instrumental in implementing the new strategy for the EU Forest-based Industries for the period 2014-20 to boost the competitiveness of woodworking, furniture, paper and printing sectors in Europe. It will provide a forum for consultation, discussion and co-operation between the Commission, Member States, and a broad range of sectoral stakeholders active in the entire value chain from the industry and civil society. DG GROWTH will chair the Expert Group.
Details of the group’s meetings, including agendas and meeting reports, and membership will be published on the Commission’s Register of Expert Groups and Forest-based Industries website.