European forests

Conserving biodiversity through sustainable forestry management

260.000 jobs in Europe

Bringing social and economic added value to rural areas

Use more wood

Reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change

Building with wood

A natural, strong, durable and recyclable material

Become a member

Why join EOS?

EOS can give added value to the national federations and companies by:

  • Informing its members on a regular basis about European and international developments which are important for the sector such as international, environmental and social legislation, standardisation, raw material supply, market trends and evolutions, CE-marking, etc.;
  • Representing and defending the interests of its members in a large number of institutions, organisations and authorities at European and international level;
  • Giving a voice to the national federations and companies within the European decision-making process;
  • Providing a forum for discussions and consultations with colleagues and competitors at meetings and congresses.

Who can join EOS?

The organisation consists of national sawmilling federations, which represent the interests of one or more sectors of the European primary timber processing industry as well as companies. In absence of a national federation, a regional association from the sector may become a member. The members can be private or legal persons, constituted according to the law and custom of their home country.

How to join EOS

Any request for admission should be addressed in writing to the Chairman of the Organisation and are submitted to the following General Assembly for acceptance. For more information please contact: