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10th European Soil Partnership Plenary Meeting took place online

The 10th meeting of the European Soil Partnership (ESP) took place on 4 and 5 May 2023 (two half days) (see agenda (PDF) and meeting report (PDF). The meeting was held virtually on the online platform Webex. 70 participants from 26 countries attended the plenary meeting, including 15 country focal points, representatives of the European Commission, and representatives from the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Secretariat. The meeting was chaired by the ESP Chair, Mr Rainer Baritz (European Environment Agency), with the support of the ESP Secretariat, Ms Nicole Wellbrock (Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries).

The meeting addressed the role of ESP in the context of European activities, research programmes, and regulations and how to adapt to the new GSP Action Framework 2022–2030 and other global actions relevant to soil management and governance, such as the agreements stemming from the three Rio conventions. At the meeting, the work agenda of the ESP for the period 2023–2024 was discussed and defined.

For more details, please read the meeting report (PDF).

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