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Citizen events and specialised missions conferences

30/6/2021soilFinlandSoil at RiskEvent promoted by MS. Programme may be modified depending on covid-19 measures
5/5/2021oceansItalyMission Ocean, l’evento nazionale il 5 maggioL'evento nazionale sarà l'occasione per introdurre il concetto e il ruolo della Mission Starfish all’interno di Horizon Europe

Caring for soil is caring for life

The event's aim is to promote the EU Missions within the context of the new Horizon Europe Programme. In particular, the focus will be on the objectives and tools of the Mission Soil Health and Food, as well as the specific actions to be implemented in the future and the actors to be involved at the national level.
The main issues related to the soil will be presented, and the actions to be implemented in Italy to promote greater knowledge of the issues covered by the Mission will be discussed.
9/12/2020soilHungaryCelebration of the International Day of Soils in Hungary at the region of Lake BalatonLecture on the key importance of healthy soils and food by  Prof. Borbala Biro, Member of the Mission Board for Soil health and food

3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival

5/12/2020soilIrelandHealthy soil - the heart of sustainable agriculture

Event organised by MS.

Soil Health related videos and other content will be delivered throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

4/12/2020soilmultinationalHow to put carbon in the soil, not in the airThe first in a series of events organized by Danone on regenerative agriculture. A representatives from DG AGRI will mention the potential mission Caring for soil is caring for life proposed by the Mission Board for Soil health and food.

Launch of the EU Soil Observatory

Organised by the JRC on  World Soil day
4/12/2020soilHungaryConference of the Hungarian Soil Science Society

A short film about the Annual Conference of the Hungarian Soil Science Society will be released on World Soil day

4/12/2020soilPortugalCelebrative Conference for the World Soil Day 2020The vice-chair of the Mission Board for Soil health and food, Prof. Teresa Pinto Correia presents the proposed EU mission Caring for soil is caring for life
3/12/2020soilEstoniaSoil Day conference "Soil is alive!" / Mullapäeva konverents "Muld on elus!"Event organised by Member State.
2-3/12/2020soilLithuania3rd Interantional Scientific Visrtual Conference Agroecosystem Sustainability 
30/11 - 5/12/2020soilFinland#SoilSelfie campaign 
26/11/2020cancerItalyDiscussion with national cancer stakeholdersMS initiative in coordination with Mission Board member Walter Ricciardi, ‘Ambassador’ for Italy. hosted by the Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV. Webpage and agenda. Key areas of discussion: prevention and communication.
25/11/2020soilmultinationalCopernicus Networks General AssemblyNetworking table with Mission Board Members for Soil health and food -The Horizon Europe Missions: challenges and opportunities for Copernicus
24-25/11/2020soilmultinationalOrganic Innovation Days 2020 – session: opportunities for organics in Horizon EuropeThe policy debate, with representatives from DG AGRI and DG RTD, focuses on the Missions as new instruments in Horizon Europe

Exchange of experiences between operational groups and projects with the theme of precision agriculture.


Member State initiative

Space Ecology Safety - SES’ 2020
Session: Ecology and risk management


The EU Mission “Caring for Soil is caring for Life” and the co-creation of a nature-based European Green Deal

at Ecomondo the Green Technology Expo

29/10/2020soilLithuaniaConference 'Science for Society: Opportunities and Challenges' / Konferencija 'Mokslas visuomenei: galimybės ir iššūkiai'The conference was organised by The Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania with  Research Council of Lithuania, The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, Central Project Management Agency.
22/10/2020soilmultinationalEU Green Week
Session: It’s alive! Why soil is probably the most important habitat you’ve never thought about
This session offered  a broad overview of the issues at stake, looking at areas where greater efforts are required to protect and restore these soils we all depend on.
22/10/2020soilmultinationalMission session - European Week of Regions and Cities  
20-21/10/2020soilmultinationalEIP-AGRI online workshop: Shaping the EU mission ’Caring for soil is caring for life’ 
09-10/10/2020citiesGreeceVisioning MED 2020+: Mediterranean in TransitionWebsite
16/09/2020cancerItalydiscussion with national cancer stakeholdersMS initiative in coordination with Mission Board member Walter Ricciardi, Ambassador for Italy. Webpage
10/09/2020cancerItalydiscussion with national cancer stakeholdersMS initiative in coordination with Mission Board member Walter Ricciardi, Ambassador for Italy. Webpage
02-06/09/2020oceansItalyCitizen session - City festival - ESOFWebsite
21/08/2020cancerLatviadiscussion with cancer patient’s organizationsMS initiative in coordination with Mission Board member Marcis Leja, Ambassador for Latvia. Webpage
01/07/2020oceansmultinationalMission Ocean at the European Youth ForumWebsite
June-JulyoceansmultinationalOnline citizen surveysMS initiative in coordination with Mission Board members D. Manakovski and L. Kauppi
30/06/2020citiesmultinationalEuropean Youth Forum sessionWebsite
10/06/2020soilmultinationalEuropean Youth Forum sessionWebsite
28/05/2020citiesOnlineCitizen session in Lille

Cities mission board will exchange ideas with citizens from Lille, Commissioner Gabriel will open the dialogue.

28/05/2020climatemultinationalEuropean Youth Forum sessionWebsite
24/03/2020citiesFinlandCitizen engagement practices towards climate neutralityUtilizing H2020 Lighthouse projects on Smart Cities and Communities
04-7/03/2020citiesRomania3rd Innovation Camp Romania/ citizen session in ClujParticiaption of Commission Gabriel & workshop with citizens
02-3/03/2020soilBelgiumIntersoil 2020Website
17-19/02/2020soilGermanyBonaRes Status SeminarWebsite
11/02/2020soil, cancerBelgiumFood day / Voedseldag (in dutch)Website
06-07/02/2020oceansBelgiumAll-Atlantic Ocean Research ForumWebsite
06/02/2020citiesSlovakiaResearch & Innovation in Cities of the Future: Opportunities for cities in the next financial periodWebsite
04/02/2020cancerFinlandLaunch of in Helsinki on World Cancer DayWebsite
04/02/2020climateAustriaWorkshop organised by the Austrian Research Promotion AgencyAgenda
04/02/2020oceansBelgiumBlue Invest Day 2020Website
30-31/01/2020citiesPortugalCities forum 2020Website
31/01/2020all missionsBulgariaCitizen Dialogue in Sofia with Commissioner Gabriel on missions 
21-23/01/2020oceansItalyThe UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030: Mediterranean workshopWebsite
17-26/01/2020soilGermanyInternational Green Week 2020Website
12/12/2019all missionsSpainCOP 25Website
05/12/2019soilmultinationalWorld Soil Day - survey