The EUREECA project (PRIN2022Y4J7AN) is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU and by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. The overall aim of the project is to obtain a picture of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) occurrence, mobility and ecotoxicity in soils from urban, industrial, and mining areas, and their transfer, plants in particular. The REEs are a group of strategic elements for European Union but also are included in the list of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC).

Start date: 28 September 2023

Duration: 24 months

Associated investigator CNR: Dr. Simone Vezzoni, CNR-IGG ( 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elio Padoan, UNITO (elio.padoan(at)