The inaugural meeting of COST Action FP1203, European non-wood forest products (NWFPs) network, was held in Brussels, at the COST Office, on the 9th of April. The meeting focussed at the beginning on general information from the COST mechanism and on the agreement on the internal rules of procedure for the MC of the COST Action. Afterwards, Chair, Vice-Chair, Working Group Leaders, Task Force Leaders and STSM coordinator were elected forming the Steering Committee. Grant Holder and Financial Rapporteurs were appointed. Working plan for the implementation of the COST Action according to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was discussed. Budget Plan for the first period as well as the place and date of next meeting we agreed.