An external Stakeholder Steering Committee (SSC) has been appointed in 2015 by the LANDMARK Consortium. This committee meets annually with the LANDMARK consortium to oversee progress, facilitate a two-way flow of communication between LANDMARK and external stakeholders and ensure that project outcomes are relevant and ‘embedded’ in the stakeholder community. During those meetings, the SSC members participate in a process of ‘shared learning’ activities, workshops and field visits together with the project partners and the local stakeholders offering their expertise.

Please find below the list of past and actual SSC members:

Harald Mauser
Harald MauserEuropean Forest Institute


SSC chair 2017-2018
European Forest Institute (EFI), Brussels Liaison office, 66, Rue du Luxembourg, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Alfred Grand
Alfred GrandFarmer


Kremserstr. 63, A-3462 Absdorf, AUSTRIA

Alexandre Berndt
Alexandre BerndtEMBRAPA


EMBRAPA, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Sustainable Production Systems, Southeast Livestock, Rod Washington Luiz, km 234, PO Box 339, 13560-970 Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Annette Schneegans
Annette SchneegansDG-Agriculture


European Commission, DG-Agriculture and Rural Development, Brussels, Belgium

Edgars Linde
Edgars LindeEUFRAS


EUFRAS, Latvian Rural Advisory Service, Rigas iela 34, Ozolnieki. Ozolnieku pagasts, Ozolnieku novads, LV-3018, Latvija

Hedwig van Delden
Hedwig van DeldenSOILCARE H2020 project representative


Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS)
Hertogsingel 11B, 6211 NC Maastricht
The Netherlands

Evangelos Koumentakos
Evangelos KoumentakosCOPA-COGECA


COPA-COGECA, Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
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Ralph Gockel
Ralph GockelLocal Chamber of Agriculture


Chamber of Agriculture of Rhineland-Palatinate Burgenlandstraße 7, 55543 Bad Kreuznach, Germany

Lucrezia Caon
Lucrezia CaonFAO - Global Soil Partnership


FAO, Land and Water Division, Global Soil Partnership Secretariat, Viale delle Terme di caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy

Ciro Gardi
Ciro GardiEFSA


European Food Safety Institute (EFSA), Animal and Plant Health (Alpha), Via Carlo Magno 1A, 43126 Parma – ITALY

Karl Ritz
Karl RitzScience


Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, UK

John Muldowney
John MuldowneyNational Authority


Dept of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM), Grattan Business center, Portlaoise, Ireland

Josiane Masson
Josiane MassonDG-Environment


European Commission, DG Environment, Unit ENV.D.1, Land use & Management Unit, BU-5 5/178, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Rainer Baritz
Rainer BaritzEuropean Environment Agency & EIONET representative


European Environment Agency
Kongens Nytorv 6
DK-1050 Copenhagen

  1. The SCC members met for the first time past November 2015 in Rouen, France hosted by APCA & UNILASALLE partners for the LANDMARK Roundtable n 2 and learnt about LANDMARK through a series of shared learning events. The SCC has been invited to focus on their role and responsibilities towards the project and to reflect how they could contribute with their expertise, the outcome of each meeting is a two pages Feedback report here available.
  2. The second meeting that the SSC members attended was Roundtable n 3 in Godollo, Hungary hosted by SZIU partner, where the members had the occasion to: a) review the work done between winter 2015 and spring 2016; b) participate at the field exercise on scoring diagnostic features toward soil functions; and c) steer the 2016-2017 research project activities. The product of this review was the Second SSC feedback report here available.
  3. The third meeting attended by the SSC members was Roundtable n 6 in Parma, Italy hosted by UNIPARMA where the members had the occasion to: a) review the work done between spring 2016 and autumn 2017, b) participate at the field trip where they tested together with the Pillar1 team the soil navigator; c) discuss the monitoring design & sampling campaign proposed by Pillar2 team; d) learn about the FP7 project RECARE and e) steer the 2017-2018 project activities. The product of this review was the Third SSC feedback report here available.
  4. The fourth meeting attended by the SSC members was Roundtable n 8 in Copenhagen,  Denmark hosted by  UCPH where the members had the occasion to: a) review the work done between autumn 2017 and autumn 2018, b) participate at the field trip where they tested together with the Pillar1 team the soil navigator; c) participate in a one day workshop in the European Environmental Agency and learn about EIONET-SOIL ; and d) steer the last 12 months of project research activities.

At each meeting a chair person is elected. The chair person stays normally in charge for one year.

  • 2015-2016 SSC chair : Mrs Sarah Singla (farmer)
  • 2016 SSC chair : Dr Judit Berényi Üveges ( EIONET contact point)
  • 2017-2018 SSC chair: Dr Harald Mauser (EFI)

The LANDMARK consortium would like to thank former SSC members for their collaboration:

  • Geertrui Louwagie former EEA representative [November 2015 – October 2016]
  • Sarah Singla former farmer representative [November 2015 – May 2016]
  • Judit Berényi Üveges former EIONET contact point for Hungarian NEBIH [November 2015 – December 2016]
  • Jacques Delsalle former DG Environment representative [November 2015 – June 2017]
  • Ronald Vargas former FAO- GSP representative [November 2015- January 2017]
  • Jan Cools former SOILCARE H2020 project representative [2016]
  • Alice Cerutti former farmer and CEJA representative [2017]

You can consult the Feedback reports here