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News 11/23
18 July 2023

EJP SOIL Webinar - EU Proposal for a Law on Soil

A recording of the 1 hour webinar with key note speaker Mirco Barbero, Team leader of the Soil and Sustainable Land Use Department of DG Environment, presenting the overview of The EU Proposal for a Law on Soil.


ECA Report “EU efforts for sustainable soil management – unambitious standards and limited targeting”

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has published a new special report 19/2023 “EU efforts for sustainable soil management – unambitious standards and limited targeting”:


Mission Soil Topic "Soil Pollution Processes" – partner search

The current call for proposals of Mission Soil is still open and submissions are possible until 20 September 2023.

A project consortium around the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is still looking for partners for a planned project submission. The project aim is to carry out a comprehensive scenario analysis at the EU level on the impact of key drivers on soil pollution by an integrated modelling system that seamlessly links all three environmental compartments (soil, air, water). Cross-connect with the Soil Mission pillars of soil monitoring and soil literacy.

If you are interested in participating in the project, please contact Ms. Nazaré Couto directly (md.couto@fct.unl.pt).

You are also welcome to forward the request to interested colleagues.


NICOLE Foundation

The NICOLE Foundation, established in February 2023, is a private foundation that works with Governments, NGOs, Funders and Volunteers to clean up legacy pollution which poses an immediate and serious threat to ecosystems and people in cases where the polluter pays principle is not achievable.

It relies on the effective partnerships between the stakeholders necessary to address legacy industrial pollution and can be supported either as donors, volunteers or partners.


ReCon Soil Project

The ReCon Soil project (April 2021 – June 2023) sought to further develop the reuse of surplus materials from the construction industry, considering soil function beyond geotechnical characteristics. Several toolkits are available under this link:


MIBIREM – Toolbox for Microbiome based Remediation

In the EU-funded MIBIREM project 11 project partners work on the development of tools and methods (toolbox) to enhance bioremediation of organic contaminants in soil and groundwater.

As conventional soil remediation is often not affordable or inefficient, MIBIREM uses biotechnological remediation of contaminated sites. MIBIREM employs the use of living organisms, mostly bacteria, in the removal of contaminants. It will adapt and streamline microbiome science, creating and applying an innovative technological toolbox to identify, analyse, cultivate and upscale microbiomes, while ensuring safety and policy alignment.


13th SedNet Conference 2023 - Sediment continuum: applying an integrated management approach

6 - 8 September 2023 – Lisbon, Spain – Program & registration link

AquaConSoil 2023 - Ticketing has opened

11 – 15 September 2023 – Prague, Czech Republic – Tickets & topics link


New documents on EUGRIS, the platform for European contaminated soil and water information:

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