Considerations for applicants to the Living Labs topics of the Mission Soil Work Programme 2024

Considerations for applicants to the Living Labs topics of the Mission Soil Work Programme 2024


In the framework of Horizon Europe, the European Union Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), the European Commission launched the Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’, aiming to establish 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses to drive the transition to healthy soils by 2030.

The NATI00NS project’s main aim is to promote the Mission Soil Living Labs topics as part of the 2023-2025 Work Programme of Horizon Europe. NATI00NS is organising national events, providing access to materials and information as well as stimulating discussions on the set-up of Living Labs (LLs) to address specific soil needs in different local and regional contexts.

The NATI00NS partner, the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is organising the webinar “Considerations for applicants to the Living Labs topics of the Mission Soil Work Programme 2024” on 18 June 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CEST to further promote the Living Labs topics.


This webinar will provide participants with key information on the elements that should be considered in a successful proposal for the Living Labs topics under Horizon Europe Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ call. Representatives from DG Agri and REA will provide an overview of the objectives of the EU Soil Mission, its core elements, and the specificities of the Living Labs topics. The webinar will contribute to raising the awareness of stakeholders on the specific concept of regional soil health Living Labs, the funding available under the Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ Living Lab topics as well as the application process.

The webinar targets potential and future applicants, as well as local, regional, and national stakeholders interested in setting up a soil health Living Lab. This webinar will include a Q&A and we invite participants to share their questions in advance through the webinar registration form. *Please note that questions related to specific project applications will not be covered. If you need coaching services on your Living Lab or application ideas, we invite you to reach out to your national mentors.


Time Topic / Speaker
10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and Housekeeping

Dolinda Cavallo, ENoLL

10:10 - 10:30

State of play of the Mission Soil and update on the LLs topics. Understanding the criteria for setting up LLs/LH according to the Mission Soil

Paola Eulálio, European Commission - AGRI.F2 Policy Office​r

10:30 - 10:50

Guidance for good Living Lab proposals​

Maria José Amaral, European Commission REA.B2 Research Programme Manager​

10:50 - 11:10

SOILL Startup, the support for Soil Health Living Labs (SHLLs) and Lighthouses (LHs)

Giulia Campodonico, ENoLL

11:10 - 11:20

NATI00NS Support to applicant activities & next steps​

Dolinda Cavallo, ENoLL

11:20 - 11:50 Q&A session
11:50 - 12:00 End of session


Online, virtual event