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Here you will find current information concerning the activities of the Department of Rural Development of the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government and their partners.

You will find a large number of offers for seminars, further education and so on at the soil service portal. For schools, there is a soil colour online competition. You will find much detailed information on our soils in Lower Austria and the activities of the Lower Austrian membership municipalities of the European Land and Soil Alliance under the menu item of Our Soil.


Video - 60 years of soil protection in Lower Austria

60 years of soil protection in Lower Austria - Slides

Here you will find up-to-date informations on the activities of the Department of Land Development of the Lower Austria Agricultural District Authority and the Energy and Environment Agency NÖ (eNu) on the topic of soil as well as the working group sustainability of the ARGE Danuebe Countries.

The soil protection in Lower Austria has planted and maintained 15 million shrubs and trees in the last 60 years. On 3000 hectares of agricultural landscape, there is a network of hedge row. The Lower Austria soil protection maintains 1,000 plants on 160 hectares in 150 municipalities in Lower Austria. Every year, 22 hectares of new plantings added over a length of 30 km and with 65,000 trees and shrubs made from regional seeds.

The Energy and Environment Agency Lower Austria (eNu) advises the municipalities in public relations and on projects on the topics of energy, nature and the environment and thus also on soil protection.

Article down-to-earth in Lower Austria - Magazine: "Perspektiven 2019"

Article Humus-Landscape-Hedge in Lower Austria - Magazine: "Perspektiven 2019"

Article Pole Position, Lower Austria is a pioneer in healthy soil - Magazine: "Perspektiven Summer 2020 / Page 24+25"

Article multi-use hedges - Fruits for the next generations HARVESTHELPER in Lower Austria - Magazine: "Perspektiven 1/2021"

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News & Updates

30th Conference of the Working Group Sustainability / Soil Protection of the Working Community of the Danube Regions. 12th and 13th of September 2023 in Tulln

Foto für 30th Conference of the Working Group Sustainability /

Soil Health in the Danube Region:
Soil data,

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29th Conference of the Working Group Sustainability / Soil Protection of the Working Community of the Danube Regions on 27.+28.09.2022

EU Mission Soil Deal for Europe
Best Practice Examples
Integrated land use systems for multifunctional landscapes

Sustainable development of multifunctional landscapes - Best practices in soil protection, climate adaptation and biodiversity

Date: TUE, September 27th &

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Video Clips from the 28th Conference of the Danube Countries / Soil Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes

Tulln 15th and 16th of September 2021

Here you can find the Video Clips from the 27th Conference of the Danube Countries.

Copyright for the Videos: NÖ Agrarbezirksbehörde, Fachabteilung Landentwicklung

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4th EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week, 24-28 April 2023, Brussels

Dear Madam/ Sir,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 4th EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week 2023, which will take place from 24 to 28 April 2023 in hybrid format. The event is organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.

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Soil Forum Austria - Spring Meeting 2023

The Federal Environment Agency and the Austrian Soil Science Society (ÖBG) cordially invite you to the Spring Meeting 2023 of the Soil Forum Austria.

EJP-SOIL - Knowledge Creates Practice: climate-smart, sustainable soil management in Austria.

Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 / 9:30 - 17:00

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