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1 1 1 ESBN Workshop Zagreb September 2006 Panos Panagos European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute of Environment and Sustainability Introduction

2 2 2 ESBN Workshop Zagreb September 2006 Objectives (1) Bring together key players in the development and implementation of soil protection policy, soil survey, soil monitoring and soil information systems in South-Eastern Europe –Adoption of Soil Thematic Strategy: Overview of developments. –Soil Framework Directive: Implications for Member States, Acceding Countries, Candidate Countries, Potential Candidate countries? –A regional approach to soil protection?

3 3 3 ESBN Workshop Zagreb September 2006 Objectives (2) Strengthening collaborations between the countries of south-eastern Europe and with JRC –Information exchange between present countries. –European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN): Core network in support of EU soil policy – enhanced contributions from South- Eastern Europe. –European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC): Inventory of Soil Information systems/Data.

4 4 4 ESBN Workshop Zagreb September 2006 Objectives (3) Supporting EU Enlargement & Integration –Implications for Chapter 22 (Environment) of acquis communautaire –Soil Thematic Strategy: new legislation to implement! –Support through JRC Enlargement & Integration Programme /action2006 Example: Summer School on Soil Survey

5 5 5 ESBN Workshop Zagreb September 2006 Objectives (4) Dissemination of knowledge and Communication –Special EUR report from Workshop Status and prospect of soil information in south-eastern Europe: soil databases, projects and applications –Soil Resources of Europe –European Soil Bureau Research Report: update South- Eastern Europe contribution


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