Welcome to the official web page of Bulgarian Soil Science Society  (BSSS)

 

Bulgarian Soil Science Society (BSSS) is supporting the initiative PEOPLE 4 SOIL .

"People 4 Soil" is a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups. We are very worried about the increasing degradation of soils both in the EU and at global level: erosion, sealing, loss of organic matter, compaction, salinisation, landslides and contamination have negative impacts on human health, food security, natural ecosystems, biodiversity and climate, as well as on our economy.

 We want to put pressure on European institutions to adopt specific legislation on soil protection, fixing principles and rules to be complied by the Member States. We want Europe to recognize soil as a common good essential for our lives and to assume its sustainable management as a primary commitment.

At the moment, soil is not subject to a coherent set of rules in the Union: the proposal for a Soil Framework Directive has been withdrawn in May 2014 after it ran into a blocking minority for eight years. Existing EU policies in other areas are not sufficient to ensure an adequate level of protection for all soils in Europe.

European citizens have the right to recommend EU legislation via the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI). By joining “People 4 Soil”, you'll become promoters of an online petition targeted at introducing a specific legislation on soil in Europe. When the initiative will be launched, we will ask you to engage in spreading the petition.

As soon as the registration of the proposed initiative has been confirmed, organisers can start collecting statements of support from citizens. We have 12 months to collect the required number of statements of support (1 million overall including a minimum number in at least 7 member states). 

If you want to join the initiative please click here : PEOPLE 4 SOIL .

On this web site you can find information about :

  •  The main activities of BSSS  

  • Scientific research in soil science , agroecology, agriculture and environmental protection ;

  •  Information about scientific conferences , seminars, courses, meetings, events, round tables and ect. ;

  •  Education in the fileld of Soil Scince;

  •  Scientific papers and books ;

  •  Scientists and people related to Soil Science;

  •  How to become a member of BSSS ;

  •  When and how to participate in the  initiatives and activities of BSSS ;