Land Support Press conference on the H2020 project


Land Support Press conference on the H2020 project
Land Support Press conference on the H2020 project
Wed, 3. July 2019


Landsupport : Press conference on the H2020 project 

An operational tool to challenge land take at the European scale
Wednesday , 3 July 2019 at 12:00-13:00
Franco Maria Malfatti room, Sofitel Brussel Europe,
1 Place Jourdan, 1040 Bruxelles

Soil Sealing by urban sprawl is one of the best-known land degradation processes strongly affecting the quality of the European agricultural landscape and food security. For a long time Europe has recognised this evidence but in the last decade little has changed and land take has proceeded at a high rate decreasing our fertile agricultural land, putting biodiversity at risk, increasing the risk of flooding and water scarcity and contributing to global warming.
Therefore, action is required since “future generations will not see a healthy soil coming back within their lifetime once it has been destroyed” (SWD (2012)
101 final/2).

The interdisciplinary H2020 project – thanks to its unique combination of knowledge and technologies – is developing a free web-based decision
support system to analyse, monitor and mitigate land take for the entire European territory (tool K of the project).
The tool – in its prototype version but fully functioning – is presented and launched through a press conference on 3 July 2019.

The Press Conference will demonstrate the way ahead for better planning our European rural landscape. The Press Conference will see the contributions of agriculture and soil experts (from project), European and National Associations of Spatial planners (ECTP, INU) and National Public Authorities (ISPRA) having a specific role in land take monitoring.


12:00-12:05 Welcome
Agnieszka Romanowicz - European Commission DG-AGRI
12:05-12:15 H2020 project: challenging land take as major threat of our land and soils Fabio Terribile - project leader
12:15-12:30 Live demo of the land take tool at European scale - Giuliano Langella - Università di Napoli Federico II
12:30-13:00 Q&A from the floor including three planned comments by:
* Joris Scheers - European Council of Spatial Planners - ECTP-CEU
* Francesco Domenico Moccia – Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica
*  Michele Munafò - Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
13:00-15:00 Hands-on session on the web: The Land Take tool (participants can also use their own PC & tablet)
*  Carlo De Michele - Ariespace
*  Giuliano Langella - Università di Napoli Federico II

Contact for more information
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