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Healthy Municipal Soils

Objective

The EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (Soil Mission) aims to lead the transition to healthy soils via sustainable soil management. This requires knowledge and awareness of the importance and value of soil health and its challenges and drivers across Europe. Engaging and activating municipalities and regions across Europe to protect and restore soil health is vital for a successful Soil Mission deployment. The creation of spaces for dialogue with Quadruple Helix stakeholders, including marginalized and/or vulnerable strata of the population, on soil health and land management issues may contribute to develop a shared understanding of the challenges and help co-create solutions for the protection and restoration of soil. Within this context, HuMUS main aim is to facilitate the deployment of the Soil Mission across regions and municipalities, through: (i) the creation and experimentation of spaces for social dialogue on soil health among public and private actors in Europe; (ii) the promotion of a shared understanding and co-assessment exercises of soil challenges (biophysical and socio-economic dimensions); and, (iii) the enhancement of knowledge sharing among municipalities and regions, including on the needed transformations in current S4 (Sustainable Smart Specialisation) strategies and the use of available EU funds to support the transition.

HuMUS will support the involvement of stakeholders and citizens in the decision-making processes via case studies, educational and capacity building activities as well as exchanges of best practices at regional and local levels. HuMUS will further contribute to raising the problem awareness of regional and local governments, businesses and society at large through the use of the Bio-districts multi-stakeholder methodology, whereby well-informed local production and consumption patterns are planned in a coordinated way by all actors of the supply chain. HuMUS will particularly encourage social innovation and the implementation of a trans-disciplinary approach. At each partner territory, regional and local governments will be closely associated from an early stage in order to develop effective participatory processes, and stimulate extensive dialogues on soil health. Regions and municipalities will be empowered to reflect, deliberate and propose appropriate and realistic solutions together with citizens and stakeholders. HuMUS will create and manage collaboration opportunities and spaces of dialogue between citizens and other stakeholders (e.g. farmers and other land users) and public authorities to mutually benefit from discussions in HuMUS as well as from the latest developments and findings from European projects and networks. HuMUS will also support public authorities at local / regional level, associations of land managers (e.g. farmer associations), civil society organisations and research institutions throughout Europe to establish constructive dialogues on soil health, through the launch of an EU-wide Open Call aiming to provide funding to at least 20 exemplary pilot projects. Hence, HuMUS will also contribute to increasing knowledge sharing among municipalities and regions, matching needs with already available methods, tools and approaches for social engagement and knowledge valorisation. The consortium is composed of universities and research centres with experience in participatory approaches and multi-stakeholder associations with large coverage of EU, regional and municipal governance levels.

Coordinator

ANCI TOSCANA ASSOCIAZIONE
Net EU contribution
€ 884 178,75
Address
Viale Della Giovine Italia 17
50122 Firenze
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 195 937,50
Address
Piazza Universita 1
39100 Bolzano

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SCIENZE GASTRONOMICHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 153 125,00
Address
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 9 Frazione Pollenzo
12042 Bra

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Cuneo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CHAMBRE REGIONALE D'AGRICULTURE DES PAYS DE LA LOIRE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 183 125,00
Address
9 Rue Andre Brouard
49105 Angers

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 230 625,50
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 111 737,50
Address
Ctra Villafranco A Balboa Km 1,2
06195 Villafranco Del Guadiana (Badajoz)

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Extremadura Badajoz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 203 025,00
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGROECOLOGY EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Rue Warichet 4
1435 Corbais

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 196 750,00
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

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Region
Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ERNAHRUNGSRAT STADTREGION STUTTGART EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 89 500,00
Address
Fideliostrasse 3
70597 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
REGIONALNO SDRUZHENIE NA OBSTINI TSENTRALNA STARA PLANINA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 85 937,50
Address
9 Opalchenska Str
5300 Gabrovo

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Region
Северна и Югоизточна България Северен централен Габрово
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION FUNDECYT - PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 157 656,25
Address
Avenida De Elvas Campus Universitario Edificio Parque Cientifico Tecnologico
06071 Badajoz

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Region
Extremadura Badajoz
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA DE GESTION AGRARIA Y PESQUERA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 198 750,00
Address
Calle Tabladilla 1
41013 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
REGIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT STANDINGWORKING GROUP IN SEE
North Macedonia
Net EU contribution
€ 64 688,00
Address
Blvd Goce Delcek 18 12th Floor Macedonian Television Building
1000 Skopje

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Regionalna razvojna agencija za Podravje - Maribor
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 122 812,50
Address
Pobreska Cesta 20
2000 Maribor

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Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 135 706,00
Address
Nevinghoff 40
48147 Munster

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
VEGEPOLYS VALLEY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 84 375,00
Address
26 Rue Jean Dixmeras
49066 Angers

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 18 750,00
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Region
Andalucía Córdoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00