Events & Conferences

Trade opportunities between India and the EU in Industrial Wood Products webinar

7 April 2022


The webinar was jointly organised by the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industry (CEI-Bois), the Indian Embassy to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU, in Brussels and the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) on the 7 of April 2022. It explored current trends and opportunities for industrial wood products both from an Indian perspective - with a presentation of the India Timber Supply and Demand 2010–2030 report by co-author Dr Kant, which shows that although India’s forest cover has increased steadily for nearly two decades, timber production is still substantially less than consumption, and an increasingly large proportion of demand is being met by imports; and an European perspective - with a presentation by Mr Paul Brannen on recent EU initiatives that favour the use of more wood in construction and renovation due to its environmental benefits and its potential to help reach climate neutrality goals in Europe. 

UN Climate Change Conference COP26

31 October - 12 November 2021 


The COP26 brought together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action. On this occasion the global woodworking industry has highlighted the key role wood and wood-based products can play in achieving global Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The focus of our global advocacy message at COP26 was that wood has a key role to play in decarbonising the built environment especially via the ‘new’ engineered timbers that enable wooden buildings to be constructed at height and on a large scale. These structures can both substitute for carbon intensive materials and store carbon. On the occasion of COP26 we launched our timber manifesto at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London. 

Club du Bois

27 May 2021


Organised by the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the
European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel Federation (EPF) the Club du Bois met online on 27th May to consider the potential of the Renovation Wave to store carbon.
During the meeting the European Woodworking Industries called upon policy makers to:
1. Acknowledge the benefit of stored carbon at product level;
2. Acknowledge the climate benefit of wood at a building level; 
3. Develop appropriate digital tools for carbon accounting.


Wood4Bauhaus Virtual Conference Thursday 

08 April 2021


The European wood-based sector launched the Wood Sector Alliance for the New European Bauhaus Wood4Bauhaus to establish an open platform of stakeholders. This newly established sectoral alliance is initiated by several umbrella organisations: the InnovaWood EU network for wood research, innovation and education, the European Wood-Based Panel Federation (EPF), the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS). It has also the support of the Horizon 2020 project consortia BASAJAUN and WoodCircus.
Wood4Bauhaus id an official and active Partner of the New European Bauhaus and, as a first initiative, will held on 8 April 2021 a Virtual Conference on how the wood sector can contribute to the new Bauhaus.

Final Conference of the EU funded Good Wood project

09 December 2020


The Good Wood Project, notes for a Green Social Dialogue, funded by the European Union, aims at responding through the strengthening of the social dialogue to a reorganization of production and management in the wood sector, which goes towards a sustainable economy in the labour market.
The reinforcement of the social dialogue at a national and EU level will support a positive management in order to merge the flexibility needs to businesses with the security needed by the employees.

WEBINAR: EU Woodworking Industry and India: perspectives on enhanced trade cooperation

20 of October 2020


The seminar offered an opportunity to receive and exchange information on the trade opportunities of the Woodworking sector with India, which is considered to offer a sizeable potential for export of wood products, and in particular construction products, but which is not yet an established export market for the European timber sector.

Joint CEI-Bois/EFBWW/EPF EU funded project: Perspectives and Challenges of the Woodworking Industries in Europe



The joint project between the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the European Panel Federation (EPF) Perspectives and Challenges of the Woodworking Industries in Europe, focused on challenges faced and solutions offered by the Woodworking Industries and aimed at developing common opinion and deriving recommendations to the companies and workers involved.