Mountain Soils – Grenoble (France)

Hôtel Europole, 29 Rue Pierre Semard, Grenoble (France)
Mountain Soils – Grenoble (France)

The Grenoble “PREPSOIL Regional Soil Needs Workshop” takes place on the 10th of May, 2023. This workshop aims to understand the most urgent soil needs in the region of Alps, more specifically in the NUTS2 region FRK2, from a natural and urban perspective. The event will be organised in France and will take place at Hôtel Europole, 29 Rue Pierre Semard, Grenoble.

Topics to be discussed

  • Current state of soil health and main threats
  • Main barriers for sustainable soil management
  • Opportunities for protection or transition of mountains sols: levers and solutions
  • Possibility to build a common vision of the future between stakeholders with divergent interests but sharing the same territory
  • Identify options for living labs and lighthouses in the region


Representatives from tourism, pastoralism, Local authorities, Research and innovation organizations

Organiser contact

Request permission to attend to: Lisa Virvy, lisa.viry(AT)

Draft Agenda

  • 09.30-10.00 COFFEE RECEPTION

  • 10.00-10:30 Introductory Session: Presentation of EU Soil Mission and PREPSOIL and preliminary information gathered in the desktop study 

  • 10:30-11:15 Interaction and Exploratory Session 1 - Challenges for Lautaret-Oisans 

  • 11:15-12:00 Local Stakeholders Lectures: Presentations of local initiatives related to the sustainable management of mountain soils 

    • Stéphanie HUC, Alpine National Botanical Conservatory - Presentation of GeoBiodiv, implementation of application of innovative strategies for the restoration of degraded areas 

    • Lauren MOSDALE, Transitions des Territoires de Montagne - Presentation of the Etats Généraux de la Montagne 

    • Sandra LAVOREL, CNRS - Presentation of the exploratory PEPR Solu-BioD (nature-based solution) 

  • 12:00-13:00 Interaction and Exploratory Session 2 – Future and opportunities for Lautaret-Oisans 


Read the blogpost about this event

Check the recap poster

See below the photo gallery (kindly provided by the local organizer)