Our Work

CURIOSOIL collaborates with partners across Europe to develop educational resources:

Establish curriculum standards, and implement teacher training initiatives, all aimed at encouraging wider adoption and dissemination of effective soil conservation practices.


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The project aims to address gaps in understanding soil health among students, teachers, citizens, policymakers, and practitioners, as well as to alleviate soil illiteracy, a barrier to achieving sustainable soil use. 
CURIOSOIL aims to bridge this gap through immersive soil experiences, fostering a deeper connection between individuals and the ground beneath their feet. The project aspires to contribute to the creation of a more soil-literate society that recognises the interdependence between soils and humanity for their mutual long-term existence. 

The partners at CURIOSOIL bring their individual expertise to the project to collaborate in an international consortium with the common goal of increasing soil literacy among Europeans, particularly younger people. Depending on their background and expertise, partner organisations lead specific sets of tasks that collectively contribute to the final goal of cultivating soil literacy, engaging citizens, and promoting sustainable soil practices.


All of the project’s expected outcomes will be listed and shared here in the form of a deliverable document. 

D1.2 | First version of the Soil Literacy Assessment and characterization of indicators and descriptors of the assessment framework (AF) including the assessment tools 

D1.3 | Soil Literacy Assessment and characterization of indicators and descriptors of the AF

D1.4 | Soil literacy education needs

D1.5 | Overall impact of CURIOSOIL activities to raise soil awareness in pupils and students 

D1.7 | CURIOSOIL Assessment Framework (AF) (final) 

D2.1 | Soil educational course materials, associated guidelines, and teachers training v1

D2.2 | Soil educational course materials, associated guidelines, and teachers training (final version)

D2.3 | MOOC for higher education

D2.4 | MOOC for primary and secondary teachers 

D2.5 | Online challenges and micro-credential course modules for higher education

D2.6 | Portfolio of best practices and guidelines for soil education in vocational training and lifelong learning

D2.7 | Results of testing and piloting of educational materials 

D3.1 | Guidelines for blended and remote soil education

D3.2 | Interactive Exhibitions and associated catalogue

D3.3 | Soil Curiosity Kit (first version) 

D3.4 | Soil Curiosity Kit (final)

D3.6 | CURIOSOIL app final version 

D3.7 | Project videos

D3.8 | First Hackathon and Artathon guidelines, insights, and outputs 

D3.9 | Second Hackathon and Artathon guidelines, insights, and outputs 

D4.1| Final report on current soil education policy analysis 

D4.2 | Recommendations on soil education from the National workshops 

D4.3 | 15 Policy Briefs (national level) 

D4.4 | EU Policy Brief, Final Report and associated factsheet on soil education policy in Europe 

D5.1 | Communities of Practice (CoPs) Annual Report – Year 1 

D5.2 | CoPs Annual Report – Year 2 

D5.3 | CoPs Final Report 

D5.4 | Report and map of soil initiatives outside educational settings 

D6.1 | Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication Plan (3 versions) 

D6.3 | Soil Education Practice Abstracts (2 sets) 

D6.6 | Final Conference report 

D7.4 | Report on engagement with other projects and initiatives