Apply until 08 March 2015!

Call for the Young Professionals Programme at the Global Soil Week 2015 at the International Conference: Global Soil Week 2015 (18.04.-23.04.2015) in Berlin, Germany

The United Nations declaration of the International Year of Soils in 2015 is well-grounded with compelling evidence. Although soil is quite literally the ground of our sustenance, and the basis with which to feed the world, soil degradation is an urgent global problem. The third Global Soil Week (GSW 2015) is a prominent international forum on sustainable soil and land management, addressing science, politics and media. The GSW aims to raise attention for sustainable and responsible soil and land management in international policy and in public debates.

The Young Professionals Programme has been created to contribute to these goals, by enlisting the support of young professionals, scientists, as well as from prospective journalists and media experts. The GIZ, IASS and WOCAT invite 15 graduates, Ph.D. students and young Professionals to contribute to the GSW 2015 in Berlin.

The Young Professionals Programme offers participation at the GSW 2015 including an introductory and guiding programme, as well as professional networking opportunities.

For further information

Call for the Young Professionals Programme: (English German)

GIZ information platform on land & soil management

WOCAT videos on sustainable land management


Application Deadline: March 8th 2015

Application Materials: Letter of motivation including a project idea (please see the call), CV with all completed, ongoing and planned scientific and practical activities related to soil and sustainable land management.


Please send your application to: ute.sonntag[at]

For further questions please contact: christian.schneider[at]