The European region is characterized by a strong historical tradition of soil science research and numerous and diverse networks are active at different levels related to soils and soil management (research, investigation, monitoring, communication, awareness, etc.).
A benefit of the ESP could be to act as a network of networks that can federate what happens in Europe in order to achieve the goals put forward. In order to avoid the dispersion and/or the duplication of effort, the ESP should promote actively synergies with existing soil networks, initiatives and other bodies.
Until now and in relation to the GSP Pillars, various networks exist in Europe, addressing soil-related topics and these might become involved in the development of the ESP.
We are planning a kick-off meeting with all interested networks. If you would like to be part of it, please write to our secretariat.