Further information will be provided in due time. Too impatient? 😉 ...Feel free to contact: info@eos-oes.eu

The 2024 International Softwood conference will take place in Taormina, Italy in October 2024. Further information will be provided in due time. Too impatient? 😉 ...Feel free to contact: info@eos-oes.eu

The 2024 EOS Summer General Assembly on 12&13 June in Helsinki. Further information will be provided in due time. Too impatient? 😉 ...Feel free to contact: info@eos-oes.eu

The first annual project meeting of SINTETIC will take place in Braşov (Romania), on 14-16 May 2024. Working Packages leaders will discuss the milestones of the projects achieved during the first 11 working months. The meeting will include the following: - Overall status of the project by the project coordination. [...]

Biodiversity is heavily threatened both in Europe and globally. Immediate action to stop further loss and to maintain and enhance biodiversity, especially in forests is needed. Public finance plays an important role, but privately financed activities are becoming more and more important. The European Union addresses the challenges above in [...]

FOREST EUROPE is organizing on 14 March 2024 a webinar, “The roots of innovation – setting the course for innovation and sustainable growth in the forest sector.” This will be in the run-up to the International Day of Forests 2024, whose theme is ‘Forests and Innovation.’ TO REGISTER: HERE The [...]

Join the Festival of the New European Bauhaus on 9-13 April. Take part in Forum, Fair and Fest in Brussels, watch the Festival  online or attend Satellite events across Europe and beyond! Welcome to the New European Bauhaus Festival, where imagination meets sustainability and inclusivity for a beautiful future! Join us [...]

EOS Board Members meeting

December 15, 2023 at 10:00 - 12:00

On the 8th December, EOS will attend the Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues. Agenda items include Forest Based Industries recent reports – presentations, EU Forest monitoring framework and forest fires , a Presentation on the WoodPoP initiative and an Update on the series of DG GROW-led [...]

Forest Europe invites high-level representatives to their High-Level Policy Dialogue “Growing healthier forests: How can Sustainable Forest Management enhance resilience?“. The event will take place on 9 November 2023 at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Berlin. The HLPD 2023 is organized in line with the Bratislava Ministerial [...]

This upcoming SUPERB webinar will explore policy coherences and incoherences between the Nature Restoration Law and other pieces of legislation, debating the main synergies and trade-offs that are likely to affect stakeholders and competing demands for a variety of forest ecosystem services. The discussion will be based on an analysis [...]

WOODRISE – Bordeaux from 17 to 20 October 2023

October 17, 2023 - October 20, 2023

A RICH PROGRAM "Decarbonising the construction sector with wood", "unlocking new markets for wood in the built environment" and "Emerging mid and high rise timber construction projects worldwide". Discover the different themes of the 3 plenary sessions and the 6 workshops. Discover more: HERE Registrations are now open at this [...]

EOS Winter General Assembly – Vienna (AT)

October 13, 2023 at 9:00 - 13:00

International Softwood Conference 2023

October 11, 2023 at 8:00 - October 12, 2023 at 17:00

71st International Softwood Conference - organised by the Association of the Austrian Wood Industries (Fachverband der Holzindustrie Österreichs), together with the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Federation (ETTF) The Conference will take place in beautiful Vienna on October 11-12, 2023. For more information on [...]

This event will showcase some of the initial findings of the RESILIENTWOOD project that aim at providing social partners with an overview of the latest developments of the woodworking sector in Europe, including the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as expected technological and organisational changes within woodworking [...]


June 19, 2023 - June 20, 2023

This year the Summer EOS General Assembly will take place in Brussels on 19 and 20 June 2023. On this occasion the EOS President, Vice-Presidents and EOS Board Members will be re-elected. Our Colleagues from Confédération Belge Du Bois are already working for an interesting program and they are looking [...]

On 15-16 June 2023, the IUFRO-Mondi Partnership is holding its third Think-Thank Meeting in physical format in Vienna, Austria. The IUFRO-Mondi Partnership is a Science - Business Platform that aims to better understand climate change impacts and to identify response measures in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The [...]

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has looked into the advantages of modern industrial wooden construction at the request of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The EESC adopted an exploratory opinion focusing on how EU proposals such as sustainable carbon cycles, the bioeconomy strategy [...]

If you are visiting Ligna Fair, please do not forget to attend the “6th International Get-Together of the Sawmill and Woodworking Industry” organised by our German Member DeSh and co-sponsored by EOS. The event will take place on 18th May at 5.30 pm at the House of Nations on the [...]

In 2023, the European Commission will launch a new legislative proposal for an EU framework for forest monitoring and strategic plans. The aim is to develop an EU-wide forest observation framework to provide open access to detailed, accurate, regular and timely information on the condition and management of EU forests, [...]

International Hardwood Conference

October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022

The French Fédération Nationale du Bois, together with the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Federation (ETTF), invite you to save the date for one for the most eagerly awaited even in the Hardwood World. On 28 October 2022 the International Hardwood Conference will take [...]

On 13 October 2022 the 70th edition of the International Softwood Conference will be hosted in the lively Copenhagen. The Danish Timber Trade Federation, together with the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Federation (ETTF), invites you to save the date for one of the [...]

EOS Summer General Assembly

June 14, 2022 - June 16, 2022

EOS, together with its Swedish Member, is organising its Summer General Assembly in north Sweden, Skellefteå on the 16th June 2022. Our event will be anticipated by special program on 14th June where EOS will bring its Members out and discover the region with some guided tours, including the famous [...]

European Vocational Skills Week 2022

May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Join the sixth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week - the annual Week celebrating all the very best practices in Vocational Education and Training (VET), welcoming events by local, regional, national organisations - and other VET partners. Launched in 2016, the European Commission initiative brings all stakeholders – teachers, [...]

EOS Board Members Meeting

December 17, 2021

The last 2021 EOS Board Members meeting will be organised online on the 17 December from 12:00 to 14.30 CET. The meeting will be hosted online.

Join the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industry (CEI-Bois) President Sampsa Auvinen in discussing circularity in the wood value chain, on 1st December on occasion of the WoodCircus Project event. Wood is renewable, sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and has a smaller energy, water and carbon life cycle footprint than other products. [...]

The event will be hybrid (physical and online)

The conference is being run by the European Timber Federation (ETTF) and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), together with hosting association Sahateollisuus (Finnish Sawmills Association). "The ongoing pandemic, the high level of uncertainty, but also the willingness to have the feel of a normal conference, pushed us [...]

EOS Members are invited to the EOS Summer General Assembly, which will take place on June 24 at 9am CET. With the current Covid-19 restrictions, the legal department of our Auditor informed us that the situation remains the same as for the period after 30.06.2020. In view of the fact [...]

The contribution of forests in climate change mitigation is presently very much at focus. As part of this debate, it is often stated that a carbon debt occurs when harvesting and that harvesting leads to increased carbon emissions in the short term. The contribution of forests in climate change mitigation [...]

Club du Bois

May 27, 2021

EOS, jointly with its partners CEI-Bois and EPF, has the pleasure to announce the next Club du Bois meeting that will take place online on the 27 of May 2021 from 12:00CET. The Club du Bois is a joint CEI-Bois/EOS/EPF initiative in the form of a periodical and informal gathering [...]

The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Regional Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will be hosting a joint virtual event on the future of forests in Europe, thus celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity (on 22 May). The restoration [...]

Politicians, media and the public are increasingly demanding evidence-based information to inform policymaking on complex issues such as climate change and biodiversity. However, there is an increasing amount of science information available. Clearly, the decision-maker needs scientists and science-based intermediary organizations that can critically evaluate and synthesize scientific information in [...]

Eighth FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference

April 14, 2021 - April 15, 2021

EOS will be present at the Eighth FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference that is expected to address issues of the highest political relevance regarding the current challenges European forests and the forest sector face, including their role in climate change adaptation. This intergovernmental summit, subtitled “The Future We Want: The Forests [...]

Sustainable forest bioenergy - Important building block to reach European Green Deal objectives? A climate-neutral EU by 2050 is at the heart of the European Green Deal (EGD). An important milestone will be a revised and more ambitious 2030 EU climate target, which in turn will require the European Commission [...]

In her call for a New European Bauhaus movement, EC President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed that wood can play a key role in transforming the built environment into a carbon sink1. Central to her thinking is Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, [...]

EOS Board Members meeting will be organised on 10 March at 2 pm (online format only).

Welcome to the 19th Wood from Finland Conference on the 18th of February 2021 to hear the latest outlook and views of the trade. Kai Merivuori, Managing Director Finnish Sawmills Association Wood from Finland Conference 18th February 2021-online

Wood Be Better-event

January 18, 2021

Using wood - a decisive contribution in greening our buildings The President of the European Commission is highlighting it, the Commission’s Renovation Wave Communication as well. Yes, wood and its decisive contribution in greening our buildings is finally making its well-deserved way into the core of EU policy discussions! The [...]



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