SOILUZIOAK 2023 Congress
The Basque Country organizes SOILUZIOAK 2023 - a unique congress on soil protection on 10 and 11 October 2023 at
the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao.
On 10 October the focus lies on the European soil protection scenario with sessions on the EU Soil Strategy for
2030, the Soil Health Act, the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy and subsequent field trips.
Soil protection given society’s challenges will be the theme on 11 October addressing the cost of the
deterioration of this resource for people, their health and the economy, along with its impact on climate and
The Congress will thus contribute to the effective deployment of the Basque Soil Protection Strategy 2030 by means
of fostering a collaborative spirit and knowledge sharing.
SOILUZIOAK 2023 Congress.
Basque Soil Protection Strategy 2030
The Basque Soil Protection Strategy 2030, released in June 2022, is available in English under:
Soil Protection Strategy 2030
PROMISCES at the AquaConSoil 2023
The EU-funded PROMISCES project (Preventing Recalcitrant Organic Mobile Industrial chemicalS for Circular Economy
in the Soil-sediment-water system) will identify how industrial pollution prevents the development of a circular
economy in the EU and detect strategies to overcome the principal bottlenecks. The project aims to enhance the
ability to detect and monitor persistent, mobile and potentially toxic iPM(T) chemicals in the soil-sediment-water
system and investigate sources of PM substances released from soil, sediments, landfills and wastewater treatment
plants and via urban runoff into relevant natural systems. The project implements seven case studies to test novel
technologies for the removal of iPM(T)s under real-life conditions in six European countries.
During the AquaConSoil conference in Prague (11 -15 September 2023), multiple presentations by
PROMISCES partners will take place.
PROMISCES Work Package 5 organizes a Stakeholder Workshop on 13 September 2023,
11-12:30. The workshop aims to introduce and deliberate on the prototype for a Decision Support
Framework (DSF) that addresses the management of iPM(T)s (additional information is available in the attached
European Soil Mission Week 2023
The Horizon Europe Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (Mission Soil), the EU Soil Observatory Stakeholders’ Forum
(EUSO), and the EU-funded PREPSOIL project are holding the first edition of the annually European Mission Soil
Week. The event will take place on 21-23 November 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
The EUSO Working groups meetings will take place online the week before (15-17 November 2023). Further details and
registration guidelines will follow.
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) - Newsletter
New documents on EUGRIS, the platform for European contaminated soil and water information: