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Working for soil education

group picture of the participants of the Curiosoil Kickoff meeting


From 19-21 February ESHA team members were present at the CURIOSOIL kickoff meeting. Curiosoil stands for: Awakening Soil Curiosity to Catalyse Soil Literacy. It is a four-year-long, EU co-funded project focused on enhancing soil education. 

We believe this project matters a lot for school leadership, because head teachers are leaders of change and sustainable schools. In the societal transition and the educational transitions this project addresses the critical need for a better understanding of soil amid increasing human pressures on this essential resource. Using hands-on Soil Experiences, CURIOSOIL aims to deepen public comprehension of soil dynamics, establishing a connection between individuals and soil.

The ESHA team was happy to meet the representatives of ANDAEP, our Portugese member who were also present at the meeting and delivered an interesting presentation.

Soil health

By collaboratively developing educational products, curriculum standards, and (head)teacher professionalization programs, CURIOSOIL increases the appreciation of soil value and aligns with the EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe”. This initiative cultivates soil literacy, engages citizens, and promotes sustainable soil practices. The project aims to lift out soil health from the EU school curricula by 2030, fostering awareness, knowledge, and behavioural changes for a resilient and healthy climate.

More information:
Press release CURIOSOIL

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