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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!
Tuesday, 14 May 2024
The InBestSoil project continues to make significant progress in its mission to assess and promote soil health. Now in its second year of implementation, the project is not just a research endeavour but a catalyst for change. Read more to discover the first milestones achieved.
Tuesday, 14 May 2024
The Horizon Europe ECHO project has launched the call for Ambassadors for spreading awareness of soil health and to contribute to improving European soil health in local communities. The call will contribute to the aims of the project ECHO in promoting participatory processes at the local and regional level to engage citizens in protecting and restoring soils. This initiative focuses on skill development and knowledge enhancement regarding soil health.
Wednesday, 8 May 2024
A total budget of €134.5 million is available to fund projects that help enhance soil health under the 2024 EU Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' call. The deadline to submit your proposal is 8 October 2024. Watch the Info Days recordings and join the upcoming brokerage event on 21-22 May to connect with potential partners.
Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Mark your calendar for the Impact4Soil webinar and choose the session that’s best for you! The ORCaSa project team will present their new knowledge platform and explain how it works to give you seamless access to soil carbon-related data and meta-analysis, scientific publications, and also best practices and trends.
Thursday, 25 April 2024
The EU Mission: ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ 2024 calls for proposals will be opened soon, with evaluations taking place from October. We are looking for experienced and motivated specialists on soil-related areas to help us evaluate the project proposals and select the best innovative ideas that could advance towards the restoration and protection of soils. You can prepare for the next evaluations following a few steps.
Friday, 19 April 2024
The European Commission has launched a dedicated survey to collect feedback for the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2025. Within this opportunity, the soil community is invited to contribute to co-designing the Mission Soil's Work Programme 2025. The feedback can be provided for 3 weeks, from 15 April to 6 May 2024 midday, CET.
Friday, 19 April 2024
Under the Work Programme 2024, the European Commission has published two calls for proposals, funding the creation and establishment of soil health living labs (SHLLs) to support the transition towards healthy soils by 2030. In light of these calls, land managers, researchers, public authorities, and businesses can attend the national engagement events organised by NATI00NS and receive further support.