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Organization of the Alpine Soil Partnership



Chair: Michele Freppaz (Italy)

Coordination Unit: Maria Legner (Austria)

The following AlpSP Steering Committee members took over the leadership for the pillars of action.

Pillar 1 Sustainable soil management Mr Aleš Poljanec (Slovenia)
Pillar 2 Soil awareness raising Ms Silvia Stanchi (Italy)
Pillar 3 Soil information & research Mr Borut Vrščaj (Slovenia)
Pillar 4 Regional coordination Ms Maria Legner (Austria)
Pillar 5 Data comparison & harmonization Mr Frédéric Berger (France)


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Alpine Soil Partnership consists of the chair and the pillar leaders. Additionally Mr Thomas Peham (Austria) acts as a link to the Alpine Convention Soil Working Group.



The Alpine Soil Partnership works in close cooperation with the Soil Protection Working Group of the Alpine Convention and implements joint projects.

The Alpine Soil Partnership is embedded in the Global Soil Partnership of the FAO and the subsequent European Soil Partnership.




The Alpine Soil Partnership was established in the course of the Interreg Alpine Space project Links4Soils (2016-2020).

Since its official ending, the Chair, the Steering Committee and the Alpine Soil Partners have been taking part in the Alpine Soil Partnership activities pro bono.

The Coordination Unit of the Alpine Soil Partnership is financed in the years 2021-22 by the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action (BMK), the German Federal Ministry for Envi­ronment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Swiss Federal Office for Environment (BAFU).


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