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22 June 2023

Assessment of the State of Soil Health in Europe: Call for contributions

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with the European Environmental Agency (EEA) is looking for contributing authors for the preparation of its Assessment of the State of Soil Health in Europe.

The resulting Science for Policy report will consist of a fully evidenced, spatially organized assessment of pressures affecting soil health, with high relevance to the implementation of the future Soil Health Law. It will also serve as a basis for the European Chapter of FAO's Status of the World's Soil Resources (SWSR) report planned for 2025.

For contribution and important dates, please fill and submit the form until 7 July 2023 under this . link.

First meeting of the International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP) – presentations available

The first INSOP meeting took place online from 13-15 June 2023 to give review of the progress done by the network, discuss and identify the priorities, develop the work plan for 2023-2024. Several presentations are now available:


EUSO Annual Bulletin - 2022 activities

This report presents the activities of the EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) during 2022. Through its five main objectives, the EUSO contributes to improving the monitoring of soils, to creating and sharing knowledge and data about EU soils, in particular producing tailored outputs in support of policy development and to the wider public. EUSO provided extensive policy support to a range of policy areas, notably the upcoming Soil Health Law and the Horizon Europe’s Soil Mission. A key element of the EU Soil Observatory are the six EUSO Working Groups (e.g. Soil Pollution WGs) that aim to discuss policy or technical advances on a particular topic. The report also highlights the developments expected in 2023.


The 3rd EUSO Stakeholder Forum will take place in the “2023 EU Soil Week” in Madrid, Spain in the week of 20-24 November 2023.

LIFE SOuRCE project on remediation of PFAS-contaminated groundwater

LIFE SOuRCE is an European project focusing on the demonstration and evaluation of sustainable on-site remediation technologies for PFAS-contaminated groundwater and lasts from 2021 to 2025. It aims to demonstrate innovative cost-efficient and versatile remediation solutions for PFAS contaminated groundwater through the combination of a set of innovative on-site technologies; surface active foam fractionation (SAFF), anion exchange filters (AEX), electrochemical oxidation (EO) and phytoremediation (PHYTO), demonstrated at two demo sites (landfill in Sweden and industrial site in Spain).


European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) - Newsletter

ESDAC Newsletter No.154 (June 2023) –
ESDAC Newsletter No.153 (May 2023) –
ESDAC Newsletter No.152 (April 2023) –