National Engagement Event on the EU Soil Mission - Ireland

National Engagement Event on the EU Soil Mission - Ireland
  • Date: 4th July 2024
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00 GMT+1 (15:00 to 17:00 CEST)
  • Location: Online, virtual event on Zoom

In the framework of the Horizon Europe Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), the European Commission launched the Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' aiming to establish and fund 100 living labs and lighthouses to drive the transition to healthy soils by 2030.  

The NATI00NS project, funded by the Horizon Europe programme, is running national engagement events across Europe to promote the EU Mission "A Soil Deal for Europe" in national and regional contexts by providing access to quality materials and information, and stimulating discussions on the Living Lab (LL) set-ups to address specific soil needs in different local contexts. Ultimately, the aim is to support regional and national authorities and organisations to apply for the European Commission's calls for proposals on "Living Labs for Soil Health".  

ENoLL – the European Network of Living Labs, in the framework of the NATI00NS project together with the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are organizing the National Engagement Event in Ireland that will take place online on the 4th of July at 14:00 to 16:00 Irish Time (15:00 to 17:00 CEST).     

During the event, our experts will introduce the concept of 'Living Labs' (LL) and 'Lighthouses' focusing on soil health, as foreseen in the Mission's implementation plan. The sessions are designed to engage participants from all sectors and illustrate the benefits of engaging in Mission activities.  

This event is open to any interested party such as researchers, farmers, foresters and representatives of their professional associations, land managers and landowners, spatial planners, food and bioeconomy companies, consumer associations, local communities, educators, cultural and creative industries, citizens, civil society organizations, NGOs, and government representatives. 

The Soil Mission is a great opportunity for all Irish entities engaged in or willing to contribute to the transition to healthy soils to maximise their actions and achieve their full potential.   






Time Session
14.00 – 14.10

Welcome - ENoLL & DAFM 

14.10 – 14.30

Introduction and The EU Soil Mission explained – ENoLL  

14.30 – 14.50

Soil Health Living Labs and Lighthouses and Thematic Focus of the 2024 Living Lab Calls – ENoLL

14.50 – 15.15

Successful experiences in Soil Mission Call - Lena Madden, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)

15.15 – 15.30


15.30 – 15.50

Pitching session

15.50 – 16.00



National event


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