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.
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.
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During the annual assembly of the EU-funded project Healthy Municipal Soils (HuMUS) in Granada, the Government of Andalusia showed Andalusia’s commitment to soil health by signing the Mission Soil Manifesto.
The winners for the Mission Soil photo competition were announced during the European Mission Soil Week in Madrid (Spain). The competition inspired over 50 people to show us their love for soil in their beautiful photos with soil as the protagonist. Read on to learn more about who the three winners and nine runners up are.
The Horizon Europe HuMUS project has launched a call for proposals to support 20 pilot projects that will engage citizens in the protection and restoration of soils. The call is a significant step towards the HuMUS project’s aim to support the EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (Mission Soil) in promoting participatory processes at the local and regional level that will result in Territorial Management Agreements.
On 25 January 2024, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen launched the Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture, a new forum mandated to shape a shared vision for the future of the EU's farming and food system.
At COP28, following a meeting between Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and Bill Gates, the European Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced they will cooperate to improve soil health and support farmers’ livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.
The European Mission Soil Week (EMSW) is the annual gathering of the EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (Mission Soil). The aim is to raise awareness about the importance of preserving and restoring soil health and to encourage action to improve soil health. This major event will take place between 21 and 23 November 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
Do you care about the future of our soils? Do you have a creative eye for photography? Then the Mission Soil photo competition is for you!
Show your passion for the protection and restoration of soil by submitting a photo that captures its beauty, complexity and importance. Your contribution could help raise awareness on the vital role that soil plays for people, nature and the planet.
Follow the latest progress and learn more about getting involved.