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

Copyright and disclaimer

1. Disclaimer

All the data and information contained in the RECARE Project website (www.recare-project.eu) have been subject to a series of rigorous quality assurance procedures. However please note the following.

The editors and authors are not able to guarantee the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of any data, information or methodology provided herein.

Parts of this website (including all linked material) may be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the editors and authors without separate announcement.

The editors and authors have no responsibility for determining the fitness or suitability of the data, information or methodologies for use by a third party.

Neither RECARE nor the European Commission can be held accountable for any loss, damage, injury or any other occurrence arising from their use.

The websites contain links to external sites over which RECARE has have no control, and for which we have no responsibility.

The information displayed on this website, or in the publications that can be downloaded from here, does not necessarily represent the view of the European Commission.

If you notice information on one of the previously mentioned websites that you believe should be corrected or updated, please contact us. We shall try to remedy the problem.

[This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the RECARE Project website and the CASCADIS Information System website, or any other document you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.]

2. Copyright and conditions of use of RECARE products

The RECARE website is a proprietary product of the integrated research project RECARE (RECARE – [subtitle]), co-funded by European Commission, Directorate General for Research under Framework Programme 7, [ENV.2013.6.2-4] (Contract Number [603498]) and is therefore protected by Copyright Law. The full ownership and all copyrights of all data, information and methodologies (including the text, images, audio and video files) contained in this website are reserved.

However, the ethos of the project is to disseminate information and promote further research about preventing ecosystem degradation in drylands. Consequently, unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the website for non-commercial purposes is permitted, free of charge, under the following conditions.

Users are required to acknowledge the relevant author/s and the RECARE Project as a whole in all reference or publications that involve the use of RECARE data, information or methodology.

If the use of data, information or methodology is extensive, users must offer RECARE co-authorship of any proposed publication. RECARE will have the right to accept this offer, allow the user to publish in his/her own right, or refuse permission to publish.

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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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