Finding and sharing solutions to

protect our soils

Europe's soil research hub

Who is RECARE-Hub for?

Farmers & Forestry

RECARE-Hub contains the latest information on preventing soil threats, and cost-benefit analysis on proven remediation techniques.

Industry

Discover innovative sustainable land management measures that can combat threats to key soil functions.

Policy makers

Find out more about land care strategies relevant to your region and our integrated assessment of existing soil related policy.

Researchers

Access a wealth of European research data on soil threats and the efficacy of land care strategies.

Teachers & environmentalists

Whether you're a teacher or a concerned environmentalist, find out why Europe's soils are under threat and what researchers are doing to help combat the problems.

Resources designed for you

 

The soil that underpins Europe's agricultural systems faces numerous threats.

If you are interested in learning about specific soil threats, you can explore the individual threats below. If you want detailed guidance for assessing soil degradation or learning about management measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation, you might want to head straight over to RECARE's resources.

 

RESOURCES

Project Partners

No Name Short name Country Country Contact person WP leader
1 WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY WU Netherlands NL Coen Ritsema PL
2 TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE TUC Greece GR Ioannis Tsanis WP3
3 AARHUS UNIVERSITET AU Denmark DK Per Schjonning
4 UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA UVEG Spain ES Artemi Cerda
5 THE CYPRUS  INSTITUTE LIMITED CyI Cyprus CY Adriana Bruggeman
6 NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF BIOECONOMY RESEARCH - NIBIO NIBIO
(former BIOFORSK)
Norway NO Jannes Stolte WP2
7 UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO UA Portugal PT Jan Jacob Keizer WP6
8 LANDGRAEDSLA RIKISINS SCSI Iceland UA Andres Arnalds
9 EVENOR TECH SL EVENOR TECH Spain ES Maria Anaya-Romero
10 UNIVERSITAET BERN UNIBE Switzerland CH Gudrun Schwilch WP4
11 UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH EAA Austria AT Sigi Huber
12 STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE ISRIC Netherlands NL Godert van Lynden WP5
13 JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN  COMMISSION JRC Belgium IT Panos Panagos WP10
14 ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH EI Germany DE Ana Frelih-Larsen WP9
15 UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UNIVLEEDS United Kingdom UK Luuk Fleskens WP7
16 WAGENINGEN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH WEnR Netherlands NL Rudi Hessel WP1
17 CONSULT AND RESEARCH ON PARTICIPATION AND GENDER - COREPAGE - CLARINGBOULD HELEEN ELSA COREPAGE Netherlands NL Heleen Claringbould
18 SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET SLU Sweden SE Kerstin Berglund
19 AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS CSIC Spain ES Teodoro Maranon
20 SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE STUBA Slovakia SK Jan Szolgay
21 INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE  PENTRU PEDOLOGIE,  AGROCHIMIE SI PROTECTIA MEDIULUI ICPA Romania RO Mihai Dumitru
22 INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY IUNG Poland PO Grzegorz Siebielec
23 UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE UOG United Kingdom UK Jane Mills WP11
24 RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS  BV RIKS Netherlands NL Hedwig van Delden WP8
25 CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY CU United Kingdom UK Mark Tibbett left the consortium 
26 UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA UNIPD Italy IT Francesco Morari
27 KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES AS KONGSKILDE Denmark DK Ole Green left the consourtium 
28  UNIVERSITY OF READING
READING United Kingdom UK Mark Tibbett new partner
29 AGRO INTELLIGENCE APS AGRO INTELLIGENCE Denmark
DK Ole Green new partner

 

 

 

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BACKGROUND

RECARE – Preventing and Remediating Degradation of Soils in Europe through Land Care 

RECARE Policy Conference, 27 September 2018 in Brussels

Soils in European Union are a vital environmental resource in need of better protection. Despite the wide recognition of the importance of soils, soil protection efforts in European Union have been partial, fragmented and insufficient to halt their degradation. Calls for improving this situation have increasingly come from scientists, policymakers, non-governmental organisations and citizens. The discussions and negotiations around the design of European policies for post-2020 period offer the opportunity to improve the current situation.

What is the best way forward for soil protection in the EU? How can we improve EU policies to secure the delivery of soil ecosystem services?

These questions will be at the core of the Final Conference of the RECARE project to take place on 27 September 2018 in Brussels, presenting project findings on:

  • effective strategies for prevention and remediation of soil threats and their uptake among land managers
  • the impacts of European policies, and
  • options for future policy responses

The event will offer an opportunity to discuss how RECARE results can influence the design of future European policies on soil protection.

 

AGENDA

The conference agenda is available here.

VENUE

The conference will take place at:
Les Ateliers des Tanneurs
Rue des Tanneurs 60A
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
https://www.ateliersdestanneurs.be/

Please click here to locate the conference venue on Google Maps.

REGISTRATION

To register for the conference, please, fill in our registration form:

http://registration.ecologic-events.eu/recare-policy-conference 

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Case Study Sites

 Click on the map below to find out more about RECARE's case study sites
Case Studies

Project Partners

ABOUT US

RECARE is multidisciplinary team of 27 different organisations assessing the current threats to Europe's soils and innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation.

Academic Contact
Professor Coen Ritsema 
Wageningen University
E: coen.ritsema[AT]wur.nl

Media Contact
Dr Matt Reed
E: mreed[AT]glos.ac.uk

Funding

Funded by the European Commission FP7 Programme, ENV.2013.6.2-4 ‘Sustainable land care in Europe’.

EU grant agreement: 603498.

Project officer: Maria Yeroyanni.

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