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CURIOSOIL (Awakening Soil Curiosity to Catalyse Soil Literacy) is a four-year, EU co-funded project focused on enhancing soil education. Led by Universidade de Aveiro, the project addresses the critical need for a better understanding of soil amid increasing human pressures on this essential resource. Using hands-on Soil Experiences, CURIOSOIL aims to deepen public comprehension of soil dynamics, establishing a connection between individuals and soil.

By collaboratively developing educational products, curriculum standards, and teacher training programs, CURIOSOIL increases the appreciation of soil value and aligns with the EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe.” This initiative cultivates soil literacy, engages citizens, and promotes sustainable soil practices. The project aims to integrate soil health into EU school curricula by 2030, fostering awareness, knowledge, and behavioural changes for a resilient and climate-smart future.

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Project WorkPackages

This project is financed by the EU Mission "A Soil Deal for Europe" inside the Horizon Europe Funding Opportunities. The project workflow is divided in Workpackages, this project is divided in the following 6 workpackages plus the Admin and Ethics Workpackages.

Soil Literacy Assessment

Engaging educators and co-developing soil literacy courses

Designing immersive soil experiences

Engaging educational public authorities, policy and decision-makers

Creating a Community of Practice for soil education practitioners

Communication, dissemination and exploitation

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.