The European State Forest Association

The European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management (SFM) and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

The Association currently has 37 members in 26 European countries.


#ResponsibleForestry campaign


The recommendations of the Joint Bioeconomy seminar have been published

Last June, EUSTAFOR organised a joint bioeconomy event together with COPA-Cogeca, CEPF and CEJA, in an effort to re-spark the interest in bioeconomy within the EU and promote this topic in the light of the upcoming 2024 elections. For this event were experts and policy makers from all over Europe invited to discuss the future of the bioeconomy sector. Moderated by Dr. Tessa Avermaete from the university, the speakers discussed different topics in four panels. The statements and take-away mess...

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European State Forest Conference 2023 in Scotland was a success!

The annual State Forest Conference of EUSTAFOR had the pleasure to invite state foresters from all over Europe to visit Scotland. The Conference was hosted by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) and they set up a splendid program for all participants. The Conference opened up on Wednesday 7 June with a welcome reception and dinner at Bogbain Farm with whisky tasting and demonstrations of Scottish traditions. On the menu on Thursday 8 June was a walk through the pinewood forest of the Cairngorms ...

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The EU Nature Restoration Law: No Majority Reached in COM ENVI - next vote is in plenary

Following a lengthy vote in COM ENVI, there was no majority amongst MEPs to support their Committee's Report on the Commission proposal on EU Nature Restoration Law. In the vote that started on Thursday 15 June and continued on Tuesday 27 June, COM ENVI finally rejected the Report. The final vote was 44 votes in favour, 44 against and 0 abstentions, falling short of a majority in favour. This means that COM ENVI report will not be put to a vote in plenary but instead, COM ENVI has to ...

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The Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU

After Sweden, it is now Spain´s turn to be Chair of the European Council for the second half of 2023, with Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) as head of state. Monday 3 June 2023 they officially took over the Chair from Sweden. In the coming 18-month period, they will closely collaborate within the trio Spain, Belgium and Hungary. Spain´s priorities for the next term are: To promote Europe´s industrialization and digitalization To make decisive progress on ecological transition Make the econ...

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