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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Latest news

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
On 20 February 2024, the Provincial Council of Almería, Spain, signed the Mission Soil Manifesto at the European Parliament in Brussels, pledging its support to the European Union’s efforts to preserve and improve soil health.
Tuesday, 20 February 2024
The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the first EU-wide voluntary framework for the certification of high-quality carbon removals. This certification framework will boost innovative carbon removal technologies and carbon farming which contribute to the EU's climate, environmental and zero-pollution goals.
Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Discover innovative solutions for regenerating soil health and revolutionising the food system! Join EIT Food's Seedbed Incubator programme, connecting entrepreneurs with industry leaders and providing funding, coaching, and networking opportunities. Apply now to be part of the movement shaping the future of agriculture before 26 February 2024.
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