Results with policy relevance are directed at policymakers

A main part of the exploitation of research results includes the provision of evidence-based policy recommendations that support the role of soil management in addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

EJP SOIL Ambassadors act as the intermediary between the EJP SOIL and the European and international policymakers. This includes participation in meetings, workshops and forums to report on the EJP SOIL’s progress and potential impacts for policy.  

Furthermore, policy forums are to be held annually to bring together to discuss and identify data gaps and priority needs for new knowledge. 

A “Resources, Infrastructure and Capabilities Inventory (RICI)" will catalogue the capacities and expertise existing across the institutes in the EJP SOIL consortium. This inventory will be made available to policymakers through an online platform, providing them with the necessary details and contact points when specific expertise is required in the policy cycle.

Read more in the EJP SOIL August 2020 Newsletter:

European political challenge: Matching scientific knowledge with applicable practices. 

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Science to policy interaction

The overall aim of work package 8 is to support and strengthen the science-policy interface in the area of agricultural soil management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The focus is on providing support for the implementation of soil C accounting and the delivery of soil ecosystem services.

The key objectives are to:

  • Establish open dialogue and active engagement with policymakers.
  • Understand and analyse policy makers needs for new research, data or resources.
  • Support the implementation of C accounting and delivery of ecosystem services in the EU.
  • Translate results into expert recommendations for policy.
  • Disseminate and promote the work and outputs of the EJP SOIL to EU and international policymakers.