Mentors

Below you can find a list of national mentors, appointed by the NATI00NS project to help you with the process of applying for the Soil Health Living Lab call.

They can help encourage and enable you as a potential applicant to organise ideas around a specific soil health challenge at regional level, and advise you on how to go through the initial phases of establishing a Living Lab. The mentors are working under the limits of a non-disclosure agreement, which means you can securely share and discuss your ideas and potential partnerships with them.

At the moment we do not have mentors in all European Union Member States and Associated Countries. Feel free to contact a mentor from another country than yours if needed.

Country/Region Mentors
Armenia
  • Anahit Khachikyan, National Academy of Sciences of RA, Leading expert and Project Manager - EU HE NCP for MSCA, EIC, HEALTH & CL6 - Contact
  • Mr. Karen Ghazaryan, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University, Deputy Dean - Contact
  • Alla Aleksanyan, Armenian National Agrarian University, Coordinator of International Grant Projects - Contact
Austria
  • Theresa van Hoesel, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, National Contact Point Cluster 6 (incl. Mission Soil) - Contact
Belgium
  • (Flanders) Ria De Breucker, VLAIO - Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NCP: AGRO-FOOD, ENVIRONMENT, EIT - Contact

Czech Republic
  • Dr. Karel Klem, CzechGlobe – Global Change Research Institute CAS - Contact
  • Dr. Martin Mistr, Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation - Contact
Denmark
  • Niels Gøtke, Uddannelses - og Forskningsministeriet. Fødevarer, bioøkonomi, naturressourcer, landbrug og miljø, Kontorchef - Contact
  • Ulliana Bertelsen, DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, Quality coordinator & project leader - Contact
Estonia
  • Katrin Saar, Estonian Research Council (ETAG), Department of International Cooperation, Adviser & NCP - Contact
Finland
  • Anni Kleino, Academy of Finland - Division of Biosciences, Health and Environmental Research, Science Adviser, PhD - Contact
France
  • Christophe Schwartz - Contact
  • Flavien Poincot, Ministry of Research, Coordinateur Point de Contact National Bio – Environnement - Contact
Germany
  • Wiebke Müller, NCP Missions and NCP Cluster 6, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Head of the National Contact Point for Bioeconomy and the Environment - Contact
  • Rolf Stratmann, Project management Juelich (PtJ), NCP Missions and NCP Cluster 6 - Contact
  • Michaela Pöter, Project management Juelich (PtJ), NCP Missions and NCP Cluster 6 - Contact
Hungary
  • Teréz Szabo, National Research, Development and Innovation Office, National Contact Point for Cluster 6 and Soil Mission - Contact
  • Prof Borbála Bíró, Scientific Advisor, Former member of the Soil Mission board - Contact
Iceland
  • Kolbrún Bjargmundsdóttir, Rannis - Contact
Ireland
  • Dr. Willie Ryan, Research, Food & CODEX Co-Ordination - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, NCP for Cluster 6 and the Soil Mission - Contact
Lithuania
  • dr. Monika Vilkienė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, RDI Project Coordinator - Contact
Norway
  • Gudrun Langthaler, Forskningsrådet - research council. EU projects - Contact
Poland
  • Katarzyna Markiewicz - Contact 
  • Adrianna Pawlik, NCBR, Expert | Internal Experts Section - Contact
  • Bożena Podlaska, NCBR – NCP Cluster 6 - Contact
Portugal
  • Cláudia Sá, DGADR - Contact
  • Cândida Rodrigues, DGADR - Contact
  • Maria João Fernandes, ANI - Contact
Romania
  • Mignon Severus Sandor, The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca - Contact
Spain
  • Cristina Gallardo Rey, FUNDECYT-PCTEX, R&D&I Internationalization - European Projects Office. University of Extremadura, Project Manager - Contact
Turkey
  • Mrs. Ayşe Çınar ÖNER, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), EU Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Food and Agriculture National Contact Point - Contact
  • Mr. Azmi Serhat YILDIRIM, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), EU Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Food and Agriculture National Contact Point - Contact
  • Merve Polat, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), Horizon Europe Cluster 6 National Contact Point - Contact
United Kingdom
  • Elaine Groom, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland Contact Point covering the areas of Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and the Environment (Cluster 6) - Contact

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