View this email in your browser here
Newsletter INSPIRATION, Integrated spatial planning, land use and soil management research action Newsletter INSPIRATION, Integrated spatial planning, land use and soil management research action
  We are glad to welcome you to the first newsletter of the INSPIRATION coordination and support action. Funded by the European Horizon2020 programme, we aim at establishing a funder and end-user demand-driven Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for land use, land-use changes and soil management in Europe. With more than 20 partners from 17 countries, our objectives are to (1) formulate, consult on and revise an end-user oriented SRA; (2) scope out models of implementing this SRA; and (3) prepare a network of public and private funding institutions willing to commonly fund the execution of the SRA. Our mission is to improve the supply and effectiveness of science/knowledge take-up by those who really need it in order to address national and European societal challenges related to land management and the soil, sediment, water system. In this endeavor, we apply a systematic bottom-up and stakeholder engagement approach. Learn more about INSPIRATION and your options to become involved in this newsletter and on the project’s website:  
INSPIRATION kick off meeting
Maria Krautzberger, the President of the German Environment Agency,
gave a key note at the INSPIRATION kick off meeting in Berlin.
She emphasised how important it is to create synergies and networks among different stakeholder groups dealing with soil and land use issues and appreciated that the European Commission has taken the initiative to tackle this important task. According to the President the INSPIRATION project is also one milestone within the German Environment Agency’s activities to use the “Year of the Soils 2015” – proclaimed by the United Nations – as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil and land management.
Learn more
Portrait of Annette Gatchett  
Annette Gatchett
Division Director at EPA’s National Center for Environmental
Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati.
Annette Gatchett was elected chair of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of INSPIRATION during their first meeting in Berlin in April 2015. She explains in this interview what motivated her to join the INSPIRATION international Advisory Board, the role of the IAB and the outcomes she expect as a regulator.
Learn more
Why INSPIRATION is of importance for stakeholders
INSPIRATION will develop links with the existing multi-stakeholder networks (including policy-makers) at European and International levels. Thus regularly, we will give opportunity to stakeholders to explain why the themes developed in INSPIRATION are of importance for them in the light of their own challenges.
Learn more
INSPIRATION first deliverables available
One deliverable (D2.2) gives an overview of the Registry of National Key Stakeholders (NKSs) envisioned to cooperate in INSPIRATION from all contributing countries. Another deliverable (D2.3) gives an overview of the template that has been used for interviewing those National Key Stakeholders.
Learn more
INSPIRATION national workshops in progress
In all INSPIRATION’s partners countries, National Focal Points (NFPs) conduct workshops with national key stakeholders in order to elaborate the strategic research agenda on soil, land-use and land management in Europe in a bottom-up approach.
Learn more
Global Soil Week
A scoping workshop was jointly organized by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the European…
Learn more
INSPIRATION SpecialSession
at AquaConSoil conference
INSPIRATION contributed to the AquaConSoil 2015 conference, which took place in Copenhagen.
Learn more
SedNet Conference 2015
INSPIRATION was presented at the session “Getting Sediment at the European Strategic Research Agenda –Meeting of the…
Learn more
ALGA - Australian land and groundwater association - and INSPIRATION joint event
A joint event was organized by ALGA - Australian land and…
Learn more
Copyright © 2015 INSPIRATION, All right reserved.
You are receiving this email because you express your interest to receive updates from the INSPIRATION-H2020 project.
If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, or think you have received this email in error,
please unsubscribe using the link provided.
Subscribe to this list  |  Unsubscribe to this list  |  INSPIRATION newsletter  |  Please forward to your colleagues