NATI00NS – National engagement activities to support the launch of the Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses
Implementation period: 01/11/2022 - 31/10/2024
GA number: 101090738
Type of Project: Horizon Europe
Internet presentation: www.nati00ns.eu
Project aim: The main objective of NATI00NS is reaching out to and preparing regional and national stakeholders seen as potential actors to apply for and implement soil health Living Labs and lighthouses (LLs), facilitating the deployment of the Mission across European regions.
About the project: NATI00NS will assist the EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (hereafter, the Mission) during most of its first ‘induction and pilot’ phase (2021-2025), where the implementation structures and resources for achieving the Mission will be deployed in EU Member States (MS), Horizon Europe Associated Countries (AC), regions and sectors. NATI00NS will act as a messenger of the Mission, conveying the main awareness raising messages to national and regional stakeholders, providing access to capacity building materials and information, spurring the discussions on the best LL setups to address regional soil needs, and fostering early matchmaking for cross-regional LL clusters addressing land uses: agriculture, nature, forestry, urban, and (post) industrial. Eventually, the smooth execution of the project will be reflected in successful open calls receiving high-quality applications, funding the first two waves of LL projects, which can lead the way for the systemic change boosted by the Mission. The project will last 2 years, it gathers 14 partners and a total number of 44 countries will be covered. BioSense will be, among other things, in charge of capacity-building activities and the development of Living Labs in the region.