European Organisation of the Sawmill industry

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Organisation of the Sawmill industry   (EOS)

    EU Transparency Register

    024776016336-52 First registered on 04 Mar 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) is a Brussels-based non-profit association representing the interests of the European sawmilling sector and the benefits of its products. The collective expertise of EOS’s members provides a unique source of information both for and on the industry; coordinating essential exchanges of experience and knowledge among its members, the ability to provide technical assistance to legislators and to identify independent experts on specific issues. Through its member countries, EOS represents some 35 000 sawmills in 13 countries across Europe manufacturing sawn boards, timber frames, glulam, decking, flooring, joinery, fencing and several other wood products. Together they represent 75 % of the total European sawn wood output and a turnover of almost 34 billion EUR, creating over 259 000 job opportunities annually in the EU.

    The mission of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry is:
    • To assure synergy between its me (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Eu Forestry Strategy; Biodivesrity; Eu Clean Air Package; Circular Economy ; European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials; Bio-based Economy Strategy; Free Trade Agreements; Social Affairs, Climate Actions.


    Head Office
    rue Montoyer 24
    Brussels 1000 - 20
    EU Office
    rue Montoyer 24
    Brussels 1000 - 20


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 21 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Diego Benedetti 30 Jan 2024 29 Jan 2025
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 19 Jan 2024 17 Jan 2025
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 23 Nov 2022 23 Nov 2023
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 29 Oct 2021 29 Oct 2022
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 17 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2020
    Mr Diego Benedetti 13 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Mr Diego Benedetti 06 Sep 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 22 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Mr Diego Benedetti 16 Sep 2017 06 Sep 2018
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 08 Sep 2017 22 Aug 2018
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 30 Sep 2016 08 Sep 2017
    Mr Diego Benedetti 30 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2017
    Ms Silvia MELEGARI 08 Sep 2015 04 Sep 2016
    Ms Alice De Bevoise 07 Mar 2015 05 Mar 2016
    Kimmo Järvinen 06 Mar 2015 06 Sep 2015

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of woodworking industries:

    AEGIS Europe:

    Nevertheless, EOS is an indipendent organisation.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    van bael & bellis 10,000€ - 24,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    EU Biodiversity Platform#E02210# #Not a member #C#Industry#ENV.D.1-Working Group on Forests and Nature#Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282# #Member #C#SMEs#Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues#E01356# #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    GLOBE EU: the cross-party group of European Parliament legislators acting as the 'EP chapter' of GLOBE International (non-party political organisation that supports legislators through national chapters to develop and advance laws on climate change, natural capital accounting and forests).

    Communication activities

    - Wood Action Days (Brussels, 22 - 24 September 2014)
    - International Softwood Conference (every year in different member country)
    - International Hardwood Conference (every year in different member country)
    - Club du Bois (twice a year -event with MEPS)
    -The city Forest project March 2017
    - The city Forest project March 2018
    - The city Forest project March 2019
    EOS Annual Report -available online

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    5 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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