The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is the umbrella association of national forest owner organisations in Europe. Based in Brussels, CEPF is a non-profit organisation, representing the interest of nearly 16 million forest owners. These are private individuals, families and cooperatives, which take care of approximately 60% of the European forest area.
CEPF’s mission is to represent and promote the common interests of private forest owners in Europe, and specifically at the EU level. CEPF aims to foster reliable and fair political framework conditions and strengthen the position of European forest owners in all forest sector relevant policy processes. This is particularly important as the European and international forest policy is strongly influenced by many other sectorial policies, such as climate, energy, environment, trade and agriculture policy.