We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
A key element of the European Commission’s EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) is an open, inclusive and dynamic engagement with its diverse stakeholder base. These include:
To facilitate this interaction, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organized the first ever EUSO Stakeholders Forum. This three-day event (built on six, focused, half-day sessions) reflected on the challenges facing soil within the various strategies of the Green Deal (e.g. the Soil, Biodiversity and Farm2Fork strategies, Zero Pollution Action Plan) and Horizon Europe’s proposed Mission "A Soil Deal for Europe".
In addition to a high-level panel on recent soil-related policy developments, the meeting established a series of dedicated Working Groups to address burning scientific and policy questions (e.g. soil monitoring, citizen engagement and increased soil literacy, soil pollution, erosion and biodiversity). Participants will be encouraged to engage in discussions and possibly to contribute to the Working Groups.
A dedicated Young Soil Researchers Forum took place on 21 October.
The FINAL agenda is available (updated 18/10/2021)
The various sessions in the programme have been streamed. You can visit them on https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/:
All presentations during the Forum will be found here.
Some additional pre-Forum information about the sessions: