Third EU Soil Observatory Stakeholders Forum

Third EU Soil Observatory Stakeholders Forum

This year’s edition takes place in two parts:

  • 15-17 November: Technical Working groups meeting (online)


  • 21-23 November: The European Soil Mission Week (in person, Madrid, Spain)


The EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) Stakeholder Forum is an important occasion for the soil community to gather and discuss latest developments in soil policy, state of soil science, new and ongoing soil research projects (funded by Soil Mission), as well as methods to assess soil health in the EU and beyond.

Practical information

When | Wednesday 15 November 2023, 09:20 - Thursday 23 November 2023, 17:15 (CET)

Livestream Starts on Wednesday 15 November 2023, 09:20 (CET)

Languages | English

Website |


On 5 July 2023, the European Commission adopted the proposal for a Soil Monitoring Law, reaching an important milestone after the adoption of the EU Soil Strategy in 2021.

The new Soil Monitoring Law provides a legal framework to help achieve healthy soils by 2050 with three main actions:

  • putting in place a solid and coherent monitoring framework for all soils across the EU
  • making sustainable soil management the norm in the EU and banning harmful practices
  • requesting Member States to identify potentially contaminated sites and address risks for human health and the environment

The EUSO has been an important hub of expertise in supporting soil-related policy-making, and recently published the EUSO Soil Health Dashboard, giving a detailed overview on EU soils’ state.

Third Party event
Online, virtual event & Madrid, Spain