The EU project “Turn the Page” (TTP) has been designed to develop an overall strategy for the pulp and paper sector to attract and retain young people and to boost and enhance their perception of the sector. The European pulp & paper industry is a green, highly innovative and increasingly digital sector, providing new generation solutions and technologies for our society. These as well as the many career opportunities the sector offers are not commonly known. 

The Turn The Page project aims at filling this gap in providing communication tools and easily accessible information about the industry as such, about the many different jobs and educational opportunities. It addresses young people at all educational levels and enables first encounters/experiences with the industry. At stakeholder level, the project facilitates the collection and exchange of best practice examples in both recruitment and employment of young workers.

Turn The Page is managed by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi) and IndustriAll European Trade Union, together with the consulting company Spin360 as technical partner and country partners in Belgium, Finland Germany, Italy and Poland. Whilst focusing on the four countries in the project execution, the goal is to create transferable outcomes that can be used all across Europe.


Cepi is the European association representing the paper industry. 
Its members offer a wide range of renewable and recyclable wood-based fibre solutions to EU citizens: from packaging to textile, hygiene and tissue products, printing and graphic papers as well as speciality papers, but also bio-chemicals for food and pharmaceuticals, bio-composites and bioenergy. Cepi´s Mission is to represent the paper industry with EU institutions and Brussels based stakeholders, to improve the image and visibility of the paper industry and other related industries. Its aim is to set an example of how competitiveness and sustainability can go hand in hand.
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IndustriAll Europe, is the European trade union that represents 7 million working men and women in the manufacturing, mining and energy sectors across Europe. It works to defend and to improve workers’ rights.
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For Belgium
Platform that has been uniting three sectors since 2018, namely: COBELPA (Association of the Belgian manufacturers of pulp, paper and cardboard), FETRA (Federation of paper and cardboard processing companies) and VGI (Glass Industry Federation). InDUfed thus increases the competitiveness of the companies within the three sectors.
For Finland
Finnish Forrest Industries
The Finnish Forest Industries Federation is the advocacy organisation for forest industry companies in Finland.
‍It promotes the forest industry’s competitiveness and profitability by strengthening the industry’s operating conditions and positive image both in Finland and abroad.
For Germany

The IG BCE is the industrial union for Mining, Chemical and Energy. With around 600,000 members (as of 2020) and representing the interests of more than one million employees in various sectors, it is one of the largest trade unions in Germany. IB BCE covers the mining, chemical/pharmaceutical, energy, oil and gas, glass, rubber, ceramics, plastics and non-metallic materials, leather, paper, environment, water and utilities sectors. It campaigns for good working conditions and fair pay and stands for solidarity and social justice.

The association DIE PAPIERINDUSTRIE is the central national industrial association of German pulp and paper industries. It represents 105 companies, as well as seven regional employers‘ associations in sectoral economical and social-political issues. Together with its social partner IGBCE, the association DIE PAPIERINDUSTRIE aims to improve industrial relations and working conditions in the whole paper sector in Germany. The social-political department is situated in the Paper Centre (Papierzentrum) in Gernsbach.

The Paper Centre is an educational and service campus for all businesses and their employees within the paper industry. It is a unique institution, which locally combines an industry-run service campus and conference centre for the paper sector with the state-run public vocational school / technical college.
For Italy
Trade organisation regrouping and working on behalf of the Italian Paper Industry representing pulp, paper and board manufacturing companies in Italy 
For Poland
The Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarność represents 722.000 workers across all industries, services and functions in Poland