The Alpine Soil Partnership (AlpSP)

The Alpine Soil Partnership (AlpSP) joins forces of soil experts and the users of soil knowledge (authorities, practitioners, NGO’s, etc.) to introduce soil protection in land management practices better and promotes Alpine-wide cooperation on soil protection & soil ecosystem services management. AlpSP links experts on horizontal and vertical levels: Public authorities and soil experts have the opportunity to understand gaps & needs of soil conservation better to integrate solutions and created tools in their day-to-day work as a new standard. Fragmented soil knowledge will be linked and reconciled at the transnational level.

The AlpSP Memorandum of Understanding

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Operationalisation of the Alpine Soil Partnership:

Adoption of the Memorandum on strategies for an improved implementation of the Alpine Convention Soil Conservation Protocol. Improved and applied soil knowledge for better integration of soil-based ecosystem services in management and decision-making.

Establishment of a formal long-lasting AlpSP will strengthen alpine soil management and protection and the implementation of the Alpine Convention Soil Conservation Protocol. The AlpSP induces soil management networking and helps to overcome knowledge gaps, as it links cross-sectoral Alpine soil stakeholders, end-user needs and mitigates Soil Ecosystem Services (EbSS) management gaps.


Alpine Soil Partnership Meetings

Next meeting:

Aosta, 14th – 16th of May 2019

Past AlpSP meetings:

Ljubljana 29th to 30th of May 2017

Innsbruck 06th to 9th of November 2017

Grenoble 28th of March 2018

Munich, 7th November 2018 – Agenda

The Alpine Soil Partnership Members

In the framework of the Interreg Alpine Space project Links4Soils, the Alpine Soil Partnership (AlpSP) is established taking into account the sub-regional-level priorities and natural and cultural conditions of the Alpine Region.

The AlpSP activities were officially launched during the Links4Soils project kick-off meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia in May 2017. The meeting allowed the first review of needs and ideas from Alpine Region stakeholders for the future AlpSP activities.

The AlpSP is aiming towards federating all various stakeholders and institutions in the Alpine Region. We aspire for close cooperation with existing network structures such as the CIPRA, the EUSALP AG6, the Alpine Convention, the European Soil Partnership (ESP) and the Global Soil Partnership (GSP).