What is the Soil Alliance?

The European Land and Soil Alliance is an association of towns and municipalities in Europe with the target to actively stand for a sustainable treatment of soils. On the basis of a common manifesto, the members commit themselves to act determinedly on a local level, especially in the areas of soil conservation and spatial development.

The soil alliance regards itself as a network, in which towns and municipalities cooperate in partnership, and where an exchange of information and experience regarding the topic of soil conservation is taking place.

In order to emphasize the European character of the land and soil alliance, the association has adopted the name of European Land and Soil Alliance (ELSA). The headquarters of this international organization is in Osnabrueck.

The Province of Lower Austria entered the European Land and Soil Alliance in November 2003 as an associated member.

Link to the European Land and Soil Alliance

You will find the application form as well as the amount of dues to be contributed in the download.