SOLO works towards a strong collaboration with other EU Mission Soil projects

09 Oct 2023

SOLO’s close collaboration with the sister EU Mission Soil projects kicked-off with an online meeting on 5 October 2023. The meeting discussed the strengthening and coordination of the upcoming collaboration not only between the EU Mission Soil project but also involving other Horizon and national projects.

The Mission Soil funded projects gather partners from all over Europe and beyond to work together towards achieving the Mission Soil objectives. For now, the Mission includes 28 funded projects, some of which participated in the collaboration meeting, along with other projects, which include:

  • AI 4 SOILHEALTH: the project aims is to create a free app that combines Artificial Intelligence and the latest soil health measurement techniques to help farmers and growers across Europe make changes to their management practices

  • Soil Health BENCHMARKS: the project collaborates with stakeholders in 24 European case studies to co-develop and evaluate a multi-scale and multi-user focused monitoring framework that is transparent, harmonised and cost-effective

  • Bin2Bean: the project supports EU cities in their transition towards healthy soils

  • EJP SOIL: the overall goal of the project is to build a sustainable European integrated research system and develop and deploy a reference framework on climate-smart, sustainable agricultural soil management

  • HoliSoils: the project tackles gaps in knowledge on forest soil processes and aims to harmonise available soil monitoring information to support decision making towards climate and sustainability goals

  • HuMUS: main aim of the project is to facilitate the deployment of soil mission across regions and municipalities, as well as to analyse and develop new local governance models

  • InBestSoil: the project will provide data, evidence, tools, and models to assess how investment in soil health can contribute to the transition to a sustainable and long-term resilient use of soil

  • LOESS: the project focuses on increasing soil literacy, via developing educational offers and continuous training programmes as well as skills development activities addressing multiple actors, stakeholders and target groups connected to soil education

  • Mission Soil Implementation Platform: a tender project supporting REA and DG AGRI in coordination and communication around the mission soil

  • NATI00NS: the project is supporting the soil mission by mobilising and building capacities of stakeholders in 43 Member States and Associated Countries to apply for regional soil health LLs Open Calls

  • NBSoil: the project aims to create and test a learning pathway for existing and aspiring soil advisors to implement a holistic vision of soil health through nature-based solutions 

  • NOVASOIL: main objective of the project is to highlight the benefits for the society and the environment from the investment in soil health

  • PrepSoil: overall objective of the project is to support the deployment of the mission through the co-creation and roll out of tools and spaces for interaction, knowledge-sharing and co-learning, as well as stocktaking and dialogue to understand how regional assessment of soil needs, supported by harmonised monitoring mechanisms, can then lead to action in living labs and light houses for soil health

  • SELINA: main goal of the project is to provide guidance for evidence-based decision-making that supports the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of our environment

  • SOLO: main goal of the project is to identify current knowledge gaps, drivers, bottlenecks, and novel research and innovation approaches to be considered in the European Soil Mission research and innovation roadmap

  • SOB4ES: the project aims to develop an integrated framework that accurately reflects the impact of soil biodiversity on ecosystem services across time and space

  • SOIL O-LIVE: the project will assess the environmental condition of olive grove soils on a large scale in the major Mediterranean olive production areas

  • SOILGUARD: the project will co-create a conceptual and analytical framework with the potential to become the global standard for future assessments of soil biodiversity status and its contribution to soil multifunctionality and human well-being

  • SoilValues: the project will contribute to the development of successful soil health business models across the EU to improve soil quality and provide land managers with the necessary incentives

  • TUdi: the project aims to develop, upscale and popularise soil healing strategies in three major agricultural systems and farm typologies across Europe, China and New Zealand

The collaboration between the EU Soil Mission and relevant projects will continue to develop in the coming months and years with the aim of achieving the Soil Mission objectives and the project’s common goals of improving soil health.