Driving the transition towards healthy soils in Europe: IFOAM Organics Europe supports Soil Living Labs

It is estimated that more than 60% of EU soils are unhealthy. The EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe” aims to accelerate the transition to healthy soils by 2030. The creation of 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses under the Soil Mission will accelerate the forming and uptake of solutions by land managers and improve citizen awareness. IFOAM Organics Europe is proud to be part of the EU-funded Framework Partnership “SOILL – Support Structure for SOIL Living Labs” that will support this network of Soil Health Living Labs and Lighthouses.

SOILL is led by the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and counts on 47 partners. The project is currently under Grant Agreement Preparation and is expected to start in January 2024.

Living labs are collaborative initiatives to co-create knowledge and innovations while lighthouses are places for demonstration of exemplary achievements. The Soil Health Living Labs and Lighthouses will be multi-actor: they will involve a diversity of actors to ensure co-creation across sectors and disciplines and to speed up the uptake of new ideas, approaches, and solutions.

Building on the experience of EU-funded projects such as PREPSOIL and NATI00NS, SOILL will support, coordinate, expand, and promote the 100 Soil Health Living Labs and Lighthouses with dedicated capacity building, knowledge exchange, promotion, and regular monitoring. 

If you would like more information on SOILL, please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected].

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