EU Missions Soil Deal for Europe

Why are soils important?

Soils are essential for all life-sustaining processes on our planet. If soils are healthy and managed sustainably, they provide essential environmental, economic, and social benefits for society.

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What is the Mission Soil?

The EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (Mission Soil) is one of five Missions funded under the EU Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme Horizon Europe. Its goal is to create 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses by 2030 to promote sustainable land and soil management in urban and rural areas.

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Living Labs and Lighthouses 

Learn how Living Labs and Lighthouses can help to experiment and showcase good practices for sustainable land management. Work with researchers and land managers to find real-life solutions to societal challenges. 

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Thursday, 16 May 2024
Prompted by the urgent need of addressing our climate crises, more than 600 experts participated in this lively event. Mechanisms to empower rural communities to use soil as an effective carbon sink were identified. Check out the key insights from the event.
Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Consistent soil sampling across all our European experimental sites is crucial in our mission to understand soil organisms' role in delivering ecosystem functions. Standardised procedures enable us to identify regional trends, contributing to sustainable land management practices. The BIOservicES project has defined harmonised sampling methods, with extensive sampling planned for April-May 2024 and 2026. Pre-sampling steps include preparation, site selection, and adherence to defined procedures for storage and shipment, ensuring reliable data collection and analysis.
Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Join us for a webinar hosted by the Microfluidics Innovation Center on May 28th, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am CET. We extend a warm invitation for you to attend! Register through the article to access more details about the webinar content and secure your spot. Shortly after registering, you'll receive a connection link for the event. We encourage you to share the registration link with colleagues who share an interest in this topic. Let's spread the word together!
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