Soil is Life, is Food, is Future

Preliminary Programme (ongoing)

A – Introduction
* Welcome by the Organisers – Maurizia Punginelli#lasolastrada
* European Commission – Andrea VettoriDG Environment
* Technical rules for Round Table – Dorelia Lipsa#lasolastrada

B – ROUND TABLE (Moderator: Edward Robinson – Founder and Editor, Economy Land and Climate Insight
Soil problems and solutions:
* Land Tenure – Evelin JürgensonPhD, Associate Professor at Estonian University of Life Sciences
* International Institutions – Ronald VargasFAO Global Soil Partnership
* EU Parliament – Eleonora EviENVI Committee
* European Farmers and Farm Workers – Attila-Miklòs Szőcs-BorussEuropean Coordination Via Campesina
* Biological farmers – Eric GallIFOAM Organics International
* Private industry – Florence JeantetManaging Director, OP2B One Planet Business for Biodiversity
* Builders – Paul CartuyvelsPresident, ECTP European Construction Technology Platform
* Local Administrators – Matilde CasaMayor of Lauriano (Torino)
* Unions – Arnd SpahnPolitical Secretary Agriculture Sector EFFAT European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
* Farmers – Sarah SinglaAPAD Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture
* Research – Eleonora BonifacioVice-president, Italian Society of Pedology (SIPe)

INTERVENTIONS by floor participants

VIDEO “I’m the Soil” by Riccardo Mei

* Recommendation for COP26 – All speakers

INTERVENTIONS by floor participants

VIDEO “Lumbricus Terrestris” by Barbara Geiger

D – Emerging convergences
comparative analysis by external commentators

* Eduard MuellerCommon Earth, Roadmapping National-Scale Regeneration Working Group
* Martina ComparelliItalian Spokesperson – Friday For Future
* Hannes LorenzenPresident ARC 2020 – Agriculture and Rural Convention
* Barbara GeigerActress, Fraulein Brehms-Tierleben

E – Comments by speakers and by floor participants

F – Closing remarks
Mario CatizzoneSEG Referent, Save the Landscape Forum

N.B. A cartoonist will accompany the meeting with his drawings.

The round table will be recorded and a related publication will be produced, subject to agreement from every speaker.

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