Deadline: 20 September 2023
This topic contributes to the implementation of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork Strategy, the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Bioeconomy Strategy and the EU Action Plan: ‘ Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil’. It addresses the Mission ‘ A Soil Deal for Europe’ .
- accelerated uptake of integrated innovative and reproducible approaches to prevent, minimise and remediate soil and water pollution from excess nutrients in the Mediterranean Sea basin;
- accelerated uptake of integrated innovative and reproducible approaches to reduce the use of fertilisers and to prevent, minimise and remediate nutrient pollution and reduce ocean and inland water eutrophication;
- foundations for future demonstration and upscaling activities on integrated innovative approaches to prevent, minimise and remediate water and soil pollution from excess nutrients, and to reduce the use of fertilisers, in ‘associated regions’;
- empowerment of citizens to take action against pollution of soils, water and the ocean.
Soils are essential for all life-sustaining processes in our planet. If they are healthy and managed sustainably, they provide many benefits to people, nature and climate. Addressing nutrient pollution is crucial to achieve the objectives of Water Framework Directive, in particular in relation to nutrient losses in agriculture.