In a bid to deepen engagement and foster innovation within the framework of the EU Mission "A Soil Deal for Europe," NATI00NS partners are gearing up for a series of transnational thematic events. NATI00NS is orchestrating European-wide digital sessions dedicated to specific themes crucial to the Mission.
Objectives of the thematic events
The primary objectives of these events are threefold:
- Leveraging insights from National Engagement Events, these thematic sessions aim to refine and customise Soil Mission messages for diverse audiences across different countries.
- With a focus on cross-country collaboration, these events seek to cluster stakeholder groups, stimulating their involvement in Soil Health Living Labs. The goal is to encourage networking and collaboration on a transnational scale.
- Mobilising specific knowledge resources efficiently, the events will introduce challenges, showcase best practices, and inspire innovative approaches for future Living Labs engaged in the Mission.
Calendar of thematic events
14 December 2023, 10:00 - 12:00 CET
Breaking ground together: Solutions for urban and post-industrial soil de-sealing
Organiser: Politecnico di Milano
11 January 2024 10:00 – 11:30 CET
Beyond gender barriers in the agrifood system: Innovative women improving food & soil health
18 January 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Industry engagement for sustainable soil health: Joining living labs
24 January 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Smart Soils: Smart Specialization meets EU Soil Mission
25 January 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Soil health from a forest land-use perspective
Organisers: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
15 February 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Organisers: Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG)
These digital sessions will feature experts, scientists, and local living labs engaged with specific themes. NATI00NS partners bring expertise in a range of key topics such as agricultural start-ups, urban soil health, and healthy soils for forests and nature.
These thematic events prioritise topics based on stakeholder feedback and the Mission Secretariat's insights.
Post-event brief reports will provide inspirational ideas and insights coming out of each session. This report will be accessible through the Zenodo online repository and NATI00NS project website.
Stay tuned as we boost transnational collaboration for the benefit of soil health across Europe!