Preparing the European Mission towards healthy soils


What PREPSOIL will do

PREPSOIL will support the implementation of the Soil Mission by creating awareness and knowledge on soil needs among stakeholders in regions across Europe.

PREPSOIL will widen the understanding of Living Labs as a vehicle for engaging stakeholders in soil improvements in different land use types (agriculture, forestry, urban, etc.).
PREPSOIL will create understanding of how different approaches to soil monitoring may support the transition to sustainable land use, it will engage with soil ambassadors and… collect information on soil education by establishing a one-stop-shop for soil literacy, communication and engagement as a state-of-the-art web platform

The mission will pioneer, showcase and accelerate the transition to healthy soils through ambitious actions in 100 living labs and lighthouse farms within territorial settings.

This will be combined with an ambitious transdisciplinary R&I programme, a robust, harmonised soil monitoring framework and increased soil literacy and communication to engage with citizens.

Read more about the Soil Mission and it’s Implementation plan here.

Prepsoil will feature:

  • An atlas of living labs and soil lighthouses
  • Soil ambassadors
  • Discussion areas
  • A knowledge hub
  • A mobile app
  • Training and workshops
  • ...and much more!

Read more


It is estimated that between 60 and 70% of the European soils are unhealthy.
Lack of knowledge and awareness of the importance of long-term soil health are major drivers of soil degradation and affects its capacity to provide the ecosystem services crucial for our planet and society.

In the EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe”, raising awareness and knowledge on soil health is seen as a key approach to the transition towards healthy soils by 2030.

That is why PREPSOIL (Preparing for the Soil Deal for Europe Mission) is going to reach out to a wider audience: from universities to citizen scientists; from school students and teachers to soil monitoring agencies; up to society at large!

Stay in the loop!



Agriculture associations


Citizen scientists


School teachers


School students


Soil monitoring agencies

Our Journey

We’re looking for soil ambassadors

PREPSOIL will soon need you!

Raising the awareness on the challenges that our planet’s soil is experiencing won’t be an easy task.

That’s why we’re looking for experts to help us spread soil literacy across all sector of society, from industries to schools.

By expressing your interest and becoming one of our soil ambassadors:

  • you will be part of a pool of recognised experts that can contribute to our knowledge hub
  • you will contribute actively with your experience from the field, sharing with us the challenges and needs you face on a daily basis
  • you will be involved in our development phases, so we can build a better digital experience for you and for the other PREPSOIL visitors
  • you will be among the firsts to be involved

For information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy page.

Stay in the loop!

Receive the PREPSOIL newsletter and keep up to date with all the latest news on our mission for healthy soils.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy page.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

The PREPSOIL partners