Call for proposals 2021 - Preparing the ground for healthy soils: building capacities for engagement, outreach and knowledge HORIZON-MISS-2021-SOIL-01 Open!


Proposals for topics under this mission should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the mission’s goal and objectives, and more specifically to several of the following impacts:

  • “Soil literacy”, awareness and societal appreciation of the vital functions of soils is increased including awareness on links between healthy soils, nutritious and safe food and a healthy environment.
  • Land managers, industries, consumers and society at large work together and take effective action on soil health across sectors and land uses, as informed by best available science, thereby alleviating not only the immediate pressure on soils but also on the surrounding environment including water bodies.
  • Soil health is a starting point for systemic transformations across value chains and territories: practices in agriculture, forestry, industries and in urban areas support healthy soils and their ecosystems services.
  • Robust soil monitoring programmes and common definitions are in place (based on common, harmonised measurements) and allow land managers and public authorities to take effective actions based on up to date information from all Member States and Associated Countries.
  • The successful implementation of the mission supports several EU policy and international commitments ranging from land degradation neutrality, food and nutrition security to biodiversity (e.g. SDGs, UNCCD, UN CBD, Green Deal, CAP, revision of Soil Thematic Strategy).


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-MISS-2021-SOIL-01-01: Preparing the ground for healthy soils: building capacities for engagement, outreach and knowledge (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 October 2021 - in 26 days (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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