A number of RECARE partners attended the Global Soil Week in Berlin from 19th-23rd April 2015. Global Soil Week is an international gathering of people interested in sustainable soil management and responsible land governance.
Around 600 policy-makers, scientists, farmers, students, artists and industry members from 80 countries came together to find strategies to ensure the sustainable management of soil and land. RECARE partners, Gudrun Schwilch, Simone Verzandvoort, Jane Mills and Godert van Lynden contributed to a 4 hour dialogue session entitled "Soil and land information: How to support decision-making?"
The RECARE ecosystem services framework for soils which has been developed within the project was presented. They then facilitated two participatory world café sessions to receive feedback on the framework. Feedback was positive and included a number of useful suggestions to further develop the framework.
Also during the session a trailer for 3 films on soil threats produced by the RECARE project was screened and was well received.