Forest-based Sector Technology Platform

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Forest-based Sector Technology Platform   (FTP)

    EU Transparency Register

    96415319324-88 First registered on 13 Aug 2012

    Goals / Remit

    FTP may develop, alone or in collaboration with third parties, directly or indirectly, all activities related, directly or indirectly, to its purpose. FTP may, in particular develop the following non exhaustively listed activities for the general or specific account of its Members and/or third parties:

    (a) Create opportunities for cooperative research and innovation at European level;
    (b) Develop and promote a joint vision of the forest-based value-chain in the European Research Area;
    (c) Develop, promote and implement a strategic research and innovation agenda;
    (d) Provide an international platform in which Members, industry’s actors, forest owners and public authorities are working together to advance competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the forest-based sector;
    (e) Strengthen the innovation profile of the forest-based sector;
    (i) Represent the interests of its Members vis-à-vis the European Union institutions, the governments of countries

    Main EU files targeted

    Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, Circular Bioeconomy Europe Joint Undertaking, The Bioeconomy, Energy Intensive Industries, EU Partnership Processes4People, EU Partnership Build4People


    Head Office
    Rue du Luxembourg, 66
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue du Luxembourg, 66
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Lars Johan ELVNERT 11 Jan 2020 09 Jan 2021
    Lars Johan ELVNERT 15 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Ms Noortje DE LAAT 03 Mar 2018 06 Dec 2018
    Heini HYRKKÖ 21 Sep 2017 13 Sep 2018
    Lars Johan ELVNERT 21 Sep 2017 15 Sep 2018

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    The forest-based sector technology platform is a non-profit international association under Belgian law (aisbl). Founding Members are the following European Confederations and Associations: the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) and later joined by the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR), who jointly saw the necessity of establishing a Technology Platform for the forest-based sector.
    The association also have company members (Large Full Company Members and SME Full Company Members). As well as associate members.
    The FTP also organise an Advisory Committee consisting of representatives of National Support Groups - a network to strengthen the transparency, cooperation and information exchange in the area of research & innovation.

    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

    Grant Horizon 2020 18,000€
    Grant Horizon Europe 12,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Horizon Europe 12,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    EUFORE project aim to prepare a background for a potential co-funded R&I Partnership between the European Commission and the Member States.

    WoodCircus project (grant agreement 820892) aimed to strengthen the Research and Innovation Community of the Woodworking sector.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    High level steering group of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials #E03391# #Member #C#Industry, Academia/Research, SMEs#EIP Sherpa group #Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues#E01356# #Member #C#Academia/Research#High Level expert Group on energy-intensive industries#E03326# #Not a member #C#Academia/Research#Sherpa Group

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Our core documents are the "FTP Vision 2040" and the "FTP SIRA 2030" that outlines the ambition of the European Forest-based Sector in terms of research and innovation for the coming years.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 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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