Stakeholder engagement: Harvesting existing knowledge

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Description of work

Work Package 1 has four objectives:

  1. Define concepts and terminologies used on the topic of soil quality and soil functions.
  2. Assess and quantify stakeholder prioritisation of soil functions.
  3. Review existing knowledge from literature.
  4. Develop a Strategic Research Agenda for LANDMARK.

But also assists WP5 in identifying and planning the optimum mode of delivery of the Soil Navigator Decision Support Tool (Pillar 1) , Monitoring Schema (Pillar 2)  and Policy Options (Pillar 3), through a process of stakeholder consultations.


The glossary is available in EnglishGerman, Spanish , Italian and in French and can be also  checked  interactively  ONLINE here

This report is designed for the various stakeholders concerned with soil and land management. The document is divided into two parts:

      > PART A (page 1-60) describes the methodology undertaken to harvest the stakeholders’ knowledge and synthesizes the results into descriptive tables and graphics;

      > PART B (page 61-394) consists of the two guides used to run the workshops and a collection of the individual reports of the 32 workshops carried out, each with a detailed description of outcomes, agenda, participants and workshop’s evaluation.

No. Date Level Place Institution involved
1 27.11.2015 Local Farmers Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
2 17.12.2015 Local Farmers Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
3 11.3.2016 Regional Tyrol, Austrian AGES
4 14.3.2016 Local Farmers Lower Austria (NÖ) AGES
5 14.3.2016 Regional Lower Austria (NÖ) AGES
15.03.2016 National farmers Wexford, Ireland TEAGASC
7 16.3.2016 Local Farmers Upper Austria (OÖ) AGES
8 16.3.2016 Regional Upper Austria (OÖ) AGES
9 18.03.2016 Regional Orleans, Region Centre, France APCA & Chambre regional Region Centre
10 08.04.2016 Regional Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
11 22.04.2016 Local Farmers Valdahon, Doubs, Franche-Comte, France APCA & Chambre regional Franche-Comté
12 25.04.2016 Local Farmers Maves, Loir et Cher, Region Centre, France APCA & Chambre departmental Loir et Cher
13 11.05.2016 Local farmers Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, South-West Germany CALS
14 18.05.2016 Local farmers Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony, North-West Germany CALS
15 20.05.2016 Regional TEAGASC, Oak Park,Ireland TEAGASC
16 31.05.2016 Local Farmers Odense, Fyn region, Denmark UCPH
17 02.06.2016 Local Farmers Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, South-West Germany CALS
18 07.06.2016 Local Farmers Macroom, county Cork, Ireland TEAGASC
19 22.06.2016 Local Farmers Aurich, Lower Saxony, North-West Germany CALS
20 11.08.2016 Regional Glambia, Johnstown Castle, Ireland TEAGASC
21 25.08.2016 National Sorø, Sjælland region, Denmark UCPH
22 08.09.2016 Local farmers Montlieu La Garde, Charente-Maritime, France APCA & Chambre regional Poitou Charentes
23 09.09.2016 Local farmers Chemin, Jura, Franche-Comté, France APCA & Chambre regional Franche-Comté
24 13.09.2016 Regional Besançon, France APCA & Chambre regional Franche-Comté
25 14.09.2016 Regional Neustadt/ Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, South-West Germany CALS
26 19.09.2016 Regional Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
27 20.9.2016 National Lower Austria AGES
28 28.09.2016 Local farmers Argenton-sur-Creuse (Indre + agri. de la Creuse et de la Haute-Vienne) , France APCA & Chambre departmental de l’Índre & Chambre regional Poitou Charentes
29 06.10.2016 National Paris, France APCA
30 13.10.2016 Local farmers / regional Futterkamp, Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany CALS
31 17.10.2016 Regional / National Hanover, Lower Saxony, North-West Germany CALS
32 20.10.2016 European Brussels, Belgium LANDMARK : APCA, JRC, UA, TEAGASC, WUR2


  • Deliverable 1.3 Three scientific review papers on Soil Functions (local, regional, EU scales)

Pillar 3 paper from Vrebos et al. on The Impact of Policy Instruments on Soil Multifunctionality in the European Union and his publication tree

Pilla 2 paper from van Van Leeuwen, et al. on Gap assessment in current soil monitoring networks across Europe for measuring soil functions   and hid publication tree


  • Deliverable 1.4 Strategic Research Agenda

    ..coming soon..


How are we doing in our first 18 months?

WP1 has done a tremendous job to date and has succeeded in producing a project glossary, which will also been used by other projects and European Commission initiatives. The glossary has also been translated into three other languages as well as the original English version. In addition WP1 has carried out 32 workshops to a range of stakeholders including farmers, industry, legislators and policy makers across Europe. This required a very strong co-ordination, development of support materials, pilot workshops, translation of materials, templates for presentations and the final collation of all the material. Detailed literature reviews have been completed as part of the project for the three pillars, through three scientific papers, but have been since finalized , two papers submitted. The paper for pillar 3 is already in print in the journal of Sustainability. The final task of WP1 is the Strategic Research Agenda, which was based upon the amalgamation of the other tasks in WP1.