NATI00NS National Engagement Event on the EU Soil Mission - Belgium

Nati00ns Belgium NEE
29 May 2024 14:00–17:00
Bruxelles, Belgium

In the framework of the Horizon Europe Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), the European Commission launched the Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' aiming to establish and fund 100 living labs and lighthouses to drive the transition to healthy soils by 2030.

The NATI00NS project, funded by the Horizon Europe programme, is running national engagement events across Europe to promote the EU Mission "A Soil Deal for Europe" in national and regional contexts by providing access to quality materials and information, and stimulating discussions on the Living Lab (LL) set-ups to address specific soil needs in different local contexts. Ultimately, the aim is to support regional and national authorities and organisations to apply for the European Commission's call topics on "Living Labs for Soil Health".

ENoLL – the European Network of Living Labs, in the framework of the NATI00NS project is organizing the National Engagement Event in Belgium that will take place on the 29 May 2024 at 14:00 to 17:00 at the Atelier29 in Brussels, with the possibility to attend online. The event will be held in English with live translation in French/Flemish.

During the event, our experts will introduce the concept of 'Living Labs' (LL) and 'Lighthouses' focusing on soil health, as foreseen in the Mission's implementation plan. The sessions are designed to engage participants from all sectors and illustrate the benefits of engaging in Mission activities.

This event is open to any interested party such as researchers, farmers, foresters and representatives of their professional associations, land managers and landowners, spatial planners, food and bioeconomy companies, consumer associations, local communities, educators, cultural and creative industries, citizens, civil society organizations, NGOs, and government representatives.

The Soil Mission is a great opportunity for all Belgian entities engaged in or willing to contribute to the transition to healthy soils to maximise their actions and achieve their full potential.





14.00 – 14.15Welcome and Introduction – Dolinda Cavallo, ENoLL  
14.15 – 14.35Introduction and the EU Soil Mission explained – Dolinda Cavallo, ENoLL  
14.35 – 14.55Soil Health Living Labs and Lighthouses – Mar Ylla, ENoLL
14.55 – 15.05Thematic focus of the 2024 Living Lab calls – Dolinda Cavallo, ENoLL  
15.05 – 15.15SOILL: Support Structure for Soil Health Living Labs – Giulia Campodonico, ENoLL
15.15 – 15.25Q&A
15.25 – 15.40Pitching session
15.40 – 15.50Q&A
15.50 – 16.00Final remarks & conclusions – Mar Ylla, ENoLL

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More information on the Soil Mission: Soil health and food (; EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’: ten new projects to prepare the ground for the transition towards healthy soils by 2030 (