Advisory Board

The SUPERB Advisory Board provides links to complementary European and international initiatives, advising project partners’ decisions on innovations, demo actions and other activities. It also helps to connect people and organisations with different backgrounds and perceptions but with similar objectives.

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European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, whose task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA aims to support sustainable development by helping to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe’s environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public.

International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. By harnessing the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of some 15,000 experts, IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.


The EuroMAB Network includes all European and North-American member states which participate in UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). EuroMAB is the largest and oldest of the nine regional and inter-regional MAB Networks. It is made up of 36 countries, including Canada and the USA, and includes 302 biosphere reserves (BRs).

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 36 members in 25 European countries.

Confederation of European Forest Owners

The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is the umbrella association of national forest owner organisations in Europe. Representing private forest owners in Europe, CEPF promotes the values of sustainable forest management, private property ownership and the economic viability of the forest sector. Based in Brussels, CEPF is a non-profit organisation, representing the interest of nearly 16 million forest owners.

European Landowners’ Organization

The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) is the umbrella organization for national rural organizations of businesses managing agricultural, forestry and environmental land all over Europe. ELO is committed to promoting a sustainable and prosperous countryside and increasing awareness related to environmental and agricultural issues.

European Confederation of Woodworking Industries

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois) represents 21 European and National organisations from 15 countries and is the body backing the interests of the whole industrial European wood sector: more than 180.000 companies generating an annual turnover of 152 billion euros and employing 1 million workers in the EU.

European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry

Created in 1958, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) is a Brussels-based non-profit association representing the interests of the European sawmilling sector on European and International level. Through its member federations and associated members, EOS represents some 35,000 sawmills in 12 countries across Europe.


Founded in 1995, Fern is an organisation based in the heart of the EU, dedicated to protecting forests and the rights of people who depend on them. Fern makes decisions by consensus and build campaigns together with social and environmental organisations and movements across the world. It identifies the threats facing the world’s forests, and works with affected peoples, social and environmental organisations and policy makers to devise and deliver solutions where the EU can make a difference.

Forest Stewardship Council®

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) has over 26 years of experience as a leader in sustainable forest management, operating a rigorous and trusted forest certification system. FSC’s unique democratic standard-setting process enables forest owners, communities and businesses to jointly make decisions on issues impacting forests today and in the future.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, it promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. With over 330 million hectares of certified forests, PEFC is the largest forest certification system in the world.