The woodworking industries is not seen as an attractive sector to work in. This was confirmed by a study carried out by the EC. The social partners, both at European and national level, have worked extensively to improve the image of the sector.
The woodworking industry continues to suffer from a negative image, which affects its attractiveness and which, to some extent, explains the difficulties in hiring and retaining young people in many Member States.
This project has been run by teh two social partners in the Sectoral Social Dialogue WOod, being CEI-Bois and EFBWW. The project was co-financed by the European Commission