CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries, and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), a non-profit association that represents the European sawmill industry, have enhanced their cooperation, by appointing Silvia Melegari as a Joint Secretary General for the two organisations.
The two organisations share resources and have a wide cooperation both in the field of technical specifications and common advocacy actions towards the European Union institutions.
- CEI-Bois and EOS have, in their respective General Assemblies, decided to deepen this cooperation further, with the aim to:
- Creating the indispensable bridge linking the Wood Industry value chain with the European policy makers;
- Advocating for the use of legally harvested wood as strategic solution to climate change challenges;
- Creating favourable legislatives and policy conditions for enhancing the use of wood in construction and wood consumption within and outside the EU borders.
Furthermore, they created a new position, Director of Public Affairs, this will focus on pro-active advocacy. The recruitment process is currently ongoing.