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Profile of registrant

Forest-based Sector Technology Platform

Identification number in the register: 96415319324-88
Registration date: 13/08/12 18:24:46

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/07/14 11:09:44
The date of the last annual update was 17/07/14 11:09:44

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Forest-based Sector Technology Platform
Acronym: FTP
Legal status: Sprl
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Bernard de Galembert
Position: Gerant

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Johan Elvnert
Position: Managing Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 66 Rue du Luxembourg 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 22392303
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: FTP is an industry-driven European Technology Platform (ETP) recognised by the European Commission.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Through its extensive network of National Support Groups (NSG), European Confederation owners and sponsor companies FTP is able to maintain an active dialogue with its many stakeholders. FTP is able to benefit them in the following ways:
•Engages all key stakeholders and provides a forum for public-private dialogue and partnership.
•Facilitates targeted investments in research and development.
•Mobilises and focuses existing research and development capabilities, thereby fostering a more efficient approach to innovation.
•Stimulates coordination of European and national research agendas.
•Supports the ongoing development of a relevant knowledge base for the sector.
•Contributes to the overall growth and competitiveness of the EU economy.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Horizon 2020
Biobased Industries Initiative JTI
EIP Raw Materials

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Enterprise
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 22
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • NSG Austria (2 members)
  • NSG Bulgaria (2 members)
  • NSG Czech Republic (2 members)
  • NSG Denmark (2 members)
  • NSG Estonia (2 members)
  • NGS Finland (2 members)
  • NSG France (2 members)
  • NSG Germany (2 members)
  • NSG Hungary (2 members)
  • NSG Italy (2 members)
  • NSG Latvia (2 members)
  • NSG Lithuania (2 members)
  • NSG The Netherlands (2 members)
  • NSG Norway (2 members)
  • NSG Poland (2 members)
  • NSG Romania (2 members)
  • NSG Russia (2 members)
  • NSG Slovakia (2 members)
  • NSG Slovenia (2 members)
  • NSG Spain (2 members)
  • NSG Sweden (2 members)
  • NSG Switzerland (2 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: FTP’s National Support Groups are quite unique, even among European Technology Platforms, and they have a pivotal role in strengthening the European dimension while at the same time strengthening national and regional agendas by the implementation of their National Research Agendas.

The role of FTP and its National Support Groups (NSGs) is to bring together industry, forest owners, researchers and public authorities in a way that maximises the chances of realising the FTP Vision for 2030 by cooperative research, development and innovation projects. Focus and strong support from European policymakers and both EU-, and Member State funding providers is vital for success although industry, forest owners and researchers will be primarily responsible for the work necessary. This is a win-win collaboration in which the forest-based sector and the society both benefit.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The forest-based sector technology platform is set up as a limited company under Belgium law (sprl). Owners are the following European Confederations: 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.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 350,000
of which public financing: 50,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 50,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 300,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 300,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

About half of FTPs budget comes from the European Confederations and half of it comes from Sponsor Companies.
About 50.000 Euro comes from participation in European Research Projects of Strategic interest to the Forest-based Sector

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.