Indicator on the progress in the management of contaminated sites in Europe
EEA indicators are designed to support all phases of environmental policy making, from designing policy
frameworks to setting targets, and from policy monitoring and evaluation to communicating to policy-makers and
the public. EEA has revised the indicator on the progress in the management of contaminated sites in Europe on
the bases of the 2016 indicator statistics.
For more details follow the link:
Horizon Europe: Work Programme 2023-2024 12th Mission published and call for tender for soil health in
Living Labs opens 17 January 2023
The Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023 - EU Missions has been published on 6 December 2022: Link.
For the Mission Soil, 9 different topics are open for the submission of proposals: Subsoil; Innovations to
prevent and combat desertification; Spatial planning; Carbon farming in living labs; Soil-friendly practices in
horticulture; Digital technologies to monitor nutrients and stressors; Co-creating solutions for soil health in
Living Labs; Soil pollution and digital tools; Bringing communities and citizens closer to soil. There are also
two joint calls with the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 and the Mission Adaptation to Climate
New funding opportunities and the applications will open on 17 January 2023 and close on 20 September 2023.
Please find the call for tender “Co-creating solutions for soil health in Living Labs” here: Link.
EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’: nine new projects to prepare the ground for the transition towards
healthy soils by 2030
The 2021 Soil Mission Call for funding opened on 22 December 2021 and closed on 24 March 2022. The European
Research Executive Agency (REA) received 40 proposals. The selected projects received the highest marks in a
peer evaluation run by independent experts:
SOLO: identify knowledge gaps, priorities, novel approaches, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to
monitor the progress of the Mission R&I activities
BENCHMARKS and AI4SoilHealth: validation and further development of indicators to measure, monitor and
soil health and functions (Artificial Intelligence)
explores the connection between soil health and nutritional and safe food
The development of new incentives and sustainable business models will be key to supporting soil health:
the establishment of soil health living labs
the much-needed next generation of soil advisors with nature-based solutions for soil
Projects will build on the work of the previously awarded project PREPSOIL, which has
been preparing the ground for the Mission, healthy soils, and building capacities for engagement, outreach and
Find more about the 9 projects here: Link
IMPEL project "Water and Land Remediation" – call for case studies on Thermal Desorption and
Within the IMPEL project “Water and Land Remediation”, the project team has prepared two questionnaires related
to "Thermal Desorption" and "Phytoremediation" technologies, which will be the subject of the next phase of the
project. You are invited to submit your case studies and share this with your colleagues, using the following
template, preferably in .docx format. Not necessarily all questions are relevant. The names of the submitters
will be mentioned in the acknowledgement.
The deadline is 28 February 2023, and the document should be sent to Marco Falconi's email
(firstname.lastname@example.org), with the subject line "Thermal Desorption case study" or "Phytoremediation case
study." Drafts of the final reports are expected in October 2023 and will then be translated into several EU
Find the link to the Questionnaire for Thermal Desorption here: Link
Find the link to the Questionnaire for Phytoremediation here: Link
Project page IMPEL website: impel.eu/en/projects/water-and-land-remediation
ECHA’s scientific committees support limiting lead use for outdoor shooting and fishing
ECHA’s Committees for Socio-Economic Analysis and Risk Assessment back the proposed restriction on the use of
lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting and in fishing. The proposed restriction from January
2021 can now be assessed for adoption by the European Commission together with EU countries.
The restriction could prevent over 600.000 tonnes of lead from being released into the environment, save
millions of birds from lead poisoning and protect children in hunter families.
For more information, follow the link
The restriction intentions can be downloaded under this link
Questions and answers about the opinions the following link
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) - Newsletter
ESDAC Newsletter No.148 (December 2022) -
ESDAC Newsletter No.147 (November 2022) -