European Soil Partnership Plenary Meeting
On 28 and 29 March 2019, the 6th European Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly will take place at FAO HQ in Rome. ESP Partners are invited to attend.
The official Plenary Assembly will be all day on Thursday 28 March and during the morning of Friday 29 March.
During the afternoon of 29 March, a Workshop (Soils4EU) will be organized on behalf of the European Commission DG Environment; you are welcome to attend as well.
One can register for the ESP Plenary Assembly on http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/events/detail/en/c/1170359/, from where also the draft Agenda is available. No separate registration is needed for the workshop.
Concerning the Soils4EU Workshop:
Soils4EU is a project providing support to DG Environment of the European Commission on soil policy. Soils4EU elaborated a report entitled “Review of economic, social and environmental impacts of and implementation barriers for soil protection and sustainable management measures for arable land across the EU” that contributes to the ESP Pillar 1. This workshop aims at presenting and discussing this report with the ESP partners and experts working in this field, with the objectives of 1) disseminating this work, 2) providing information of the state of implementation of the FAO “Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management” in EU countries and 3) gathering feedback on the topic from the workshop participants. More details on the workshop will follow.