FTP National Support Groups (NSGs) serve as dual communication channels. They implement the Vision and SRA of the FTP at national level. They are typically made up of representatives from the forest-based sector in a specific country, including researchers and representatives of national financial and governmental bodies. FTP has National Support Groups in the following EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (observer), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK (observer).
FTP also has National Support Groups in Norway, Switzerland and Russia