The people4soil press release issued on 20 September states that the quorum was not reached. 212.000 signatures were gathered, and only two Member States (Italy and Ireland) reached the expected minimum. A request on making a European directive on soil a priority was still, however, sent to the vice president of the Commission.
As we said in the previous newsletter our work really only begins now. We can and we must extend the communication campaign with associations and non-soil-related groups, we must foster dialogue with those who use soil without taking care of it.