The European Wool Group (EWG) is an inter-professional organisation founded in May 1997 which brings together major professional organisations involved in the producing and processing of European wool.

The EWG's aims are to improve the value of European produced wool and represent members' needs to the European Union and other institutions.

The members of the Group

Agenzia Lane d'Italia (Italy)
Asociaciˇn Nacional de Criadores de Ganado Merino (Spain)
British Wool Marketing Board (United Kingdom)
European Association for Study, Liaison, Innovation and Research into Textiles (ATELIER)
Fagsenteret for Kj°tt (Norway)
Federašao das Associaš§es Portuguesas de Ovinicultores (Portugal)
Kerry Wool and Lamb Cooperative (Ireland)
Chambre Syndicale des laines de France (France)
OdbytovÚ dru×stvo Romney (Czech Republic)


Wool scouring in Europe:
regional and ecological projects

at Bad Schandau (Germany)

27 - 28 May 2005


Wool scouring, the first step in the processing chain, is necessary but at present difficult to be carry out for small lots, special fibres,...

sheep breeders, manufacturers of wool scouring machines, wool scouring enterprises,... attended the meeting.




press release

(WORD documents)



European Conference

"Wool of Europe, East and West"

7. - 10. October 2004

Namest nad Oslavou
near Brno (Czech Republic)

programme (PDF - 3,4 Mo)
press release 15/10/04 (Word)


 On the 25th October 2001 a meeting was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, with the support of two sheep breeders associations (UPRA Est à laine mérinos in France and Rassenausschuss Merinolandschaf in Germany), the Group "Greens/ALE" in the European Parliament and the European Wool Group: "Ensuring the future of the wool sector and of Merino sheep breeds in Europe".

Members of the European Parliament and deleguates of sheepbreeders organisations from six countries attended this meeting.

The Conference report is available in English and French.


Over 100 persons from 17 countries participated in the First European Wool Conference

"Sheep breeding and quality wool production"
organised by the European Wool Group on 14-17 October 1999 in Mérida in Exrtremadura (Spain).
The Conference report is available in English, French, Spanish and German.


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